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Genus Stagmomantis

Carolina Mantis - Stagmomantis carolina - female ID Mantis - Stagmomantis carolina - female Which Mantid? - Stagmomantis carolina - male Red tailed Mantis - Stagmomantis carolina - male Small mantis found - Stagmomantis californica - female mantis, green - Stagmomantis - male Praying Mantis in Athens, Georgia - Stagmomantis carolina Stagmomantis carolina nymph - Stagmomantis carolina
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Mantodea (Mantids)
Family Mantidae
Genus Stagmomantis
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Stagmomantis Saussure 1869
Explanation of Names
Greek stagmo 'a drop' + Mantis, a genus name
Numbers
6 spp. in our area, 26 total(1)
Identification
The facial shield (plate below antennal insertion and between the eyes) is relatively long and narrow in Stagmomantis (1-3), more squarish in Tenodera sinensis (4 & 5)
1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Range
New World, mostly neotropical
Remarks
our only representative of the subfamily Stagmomantinae, that contains two more genera(1)
Internet References
Biotaxa. A synoptic review of the genus Stagmomantis (Mantodea: Mantidae)