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Family Mantidae

Feeding on a Tabanid - Mantis religiosa Praying Mantis - Tenodera sinensis chinese mantis - Tenodera sinensis Chinese Mantis - Tenodera sinensis Praying Mantis - Mantis religiosa - male Mantis religiosa? - Mantis religiosa - male mantis - Tenodera sinensis - male Brown mantis, Southern Georgia - Tenodera sinensis
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Mantodea (Mantids)
Family Mantidae
Explanation of Names
Mantidae Latreille 1802
see Mantis
Numbers
Largest family of Mantodea, with 20 spp. in 8 genera of 5 subfamilies in our area(1) and 74 genera arranged into 12 tribes and 10 subfamilies total(2)
not yet in the guide: Miomantis caffra Saussure 1871 (Miomantinae), of S.African origin, now cosmopolitan, established in Los Angeles Co., CA (first reported in 2013)(1)
Range
worldwide
Habitat
Mostly tropical and subtropical