Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Family Mantidae

Mantis - Mantis religiosa Stagmomantis sp. - Stagmomantis limbata - female unkn mantid - Stagmomantis californica Chinese mantid - Tenodera aridifolia - Tenodera sinensis - female What Praying Mantis species is this? - Tenodera sinensis WI082115 - 1B - Tenodera sinensis Chinese Mantis - Tenodera sinensis - female Praying Mantis But what species? - Mantis religiosa - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Mantodea (Mantids)
Family Mantidae
Explanation of Names
From genus Mantis, which see.
Numbers
Largest family of Mantodea, with 5 of the 18 subfamiles represented in our area(1)
Range
worldwide
Habitat
Mostly tropical and subtropical
Food
Carnivorous
Internet References
University of Florida Entomology Dept. PDF key to Florida mantids by P.M. Choate