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Species Liturgusa maya

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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)
Explanation of Names
Liturgusa maya Saussure & Zehntner 1894
Range
Neotropical, recently introduced to south FL and known from a few parks in Broward Co.(1)
Habitat
Usually on tree trunks. In highly urbanized areas in FL, also on wooden posts/fences(1)
Season
Adults and nymphs year-round in FL(1)
Remarks
parthenogenetic in FL, although both males and females known from the native range(1)
See Also
Gonatista grisea- larger, with pronotum not narrowed towards head; native (SC-FL)
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