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

Family Mantidae

Litaneutria species? - Litaneutria Mantis ID request - Mantis religiosa - male Praying mantis (DIN20) - Tenodera sinensis - female Group of European Mantises - Mantis religiosa - male - female Mantid (Stagmomantis carolina) - Stagmomantis carolina Mantis feeding 4 - Stagmomantis limbata Minor Ground Mantid? - Litaneutria minor - male Mantis - Litaneutria minor
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