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Species Bactromantis mexicana

Bactromantis mexicana - male Mantid - Bactromantis mexicana Mantis - Bactromantis mexicana - female Mantid - Bactromantis mexicana - male This mantis was much smaller than the Unicorns - Bactromantis mexicana - male Mantid - Bactromantis mexicana - male mantid 2 - Bactromantis mexicana - male mantid 1 - Bactromantis mexicana - male
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Mantodea (Mantids)
Family Thespidae
Genus Bactromantis
Species mexicana (Bactromantis mexicana)
Other Common Names
Slim Mexican Mantis (1)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Bactromantis mexicana (Saussure & Zehntner, 1894). Synonyms, and taxonomic notes:
Oligonyx mexicana Saussure & Zehntner, 1894. described from Mexico
Oligonyx toltecus Saussure & Zehntner, 1894. described from Chilpancingo 1500m, Guerrero, Mexico
Oligonicella mexicana (S. & Z.) Hebard, 1922
Bactromantis mexicana (S. & Z.) Giglio-Tos, 1927
Size
32-45 mm (1)
Identification
Helfer (1) notes that front femur is very slender and that the female is wingless.
Range
Mexico into southern Arizona, and southernmost Texas. Should be watched for in southern New Mexico and perhaps Trans-Pecos Texas as well.
Habitat
Found on flowers; comes to lights (1).
Print References
Helfer, p. 30, fig. 44 (1)
Works Cited
1.How to Know the Grasshoppers, Cockroaches, and Their Allies
Jacques R. Helfer. 1962. Wm. C. Brown Company.