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

Genus Mantis

European Mantis - Mantis religiosa - male Mantis religiosa - female Hard Pupae Case - Mantis religiosa Ootheca- - Mantis religiosa Mantis religiosa Mantis religiosa - female Species of praying mantis? (Or even just the family it belongs too?)  - Mantis religiosa - female A
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Mantodea (Mantids)
Family Mantidae
Subfamily Mantinae
Genus Mantis
Explanation of Names
From Greek mantis, a soothsayer, prophet (also referred to a type of grasshopper) (1).
Numbers
Nomina Insecta Neartica lists 1 North American species: M. religiosus
Print References
Borror, entry for mantis (1).
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.