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Family Tarachodidae

Praying Mantis on Bottle Brush - Iris oratoria unknown mantid - Iris oratoria - female unknown mantid - Iris oratoria Mantid. Male? - Iris oratoria - male Mantid. Male? - Iris oratoria - male Adult mantid with pink on sides of thorax - Iris oratoria - male Brown adult mantid - another Iris? - Iris oratoria - male Praying Mantis - Iris oratoria - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Mantodea (Mantids)
Family Tarachodidae
Range
Africa and India (see map); Iris oratoria is introduced in the US, with BugGuide records from California, Nevada, Arizona, and Texas.