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Genus Mantis

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Mantodea (Mantids)
Family Mantidae
Subfamily Mantinae
Genus Mantis
Explanation of Names
From Greek mantis, a soothsayer, prophet (also referred to a type of grasshopper) (1).
Numbers
Nomina Insecta Neartica lists 1 North American species: M. religiosus
Print References
Borror, entry for mantis (1).
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.