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Species Liturgusa maya

Liturgusa maya - female Liturgusa maya - female Liturgusa maya - female Liturgusa maya - female Liturgusa maya - female Liturgusa maya - female Liturgusa maya - female Liturgusa maya
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Mantodea (Mantids)
Family Liturgusidae
Genus Liturgusa (Lichen Mantises)
Species maya (Liturgusa maya)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Liturgusa maya Saussure & Zehntner, 1894
Range
Neotropical: recently introduced to south FL and currently only known from a few parks in Broward Co (1).
Habitat
Usually on tree trunks. In the highly urbanized areas where it is found in FL, it can also be found on wooden posts and fences (1).
Season
Adults and nymphs occur year-round in FL (1).
Remarks
Oothecae in FL hatch parthenogenetically although the species is known from both males and females in its native range (1).
See Also
Gonatista grisea - native, SC-FL - larger, with pronotum not narrowed towards head.
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Praying Mantises of the United States and Canada
Kris Anderson. 2018. Independently published.