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Order Mantodea - Mantids

Phylum Arthropoda - Arthropods
Subphylum Hexapoda - Hexapods
Class Insecta - Insects
Order Mantodea - Mantids

Family Coptopterygidae
Genus Brunneria - Brunner's Stick Mantis
Species borealis - Brunner's Mantis
Family Liturgusidae
Genus Gonatista
Species grisea - Grizzled Mantid
Genus Liturgusa - Lichen Mantises
Species maya - Liturgusa maya
Family Mantidae
Genus Stagmomantis
Species californica - California Mantis
Species carolina - Carolina Mantis
Species floridensis - Larger Florida Mantis
Species gracilipes - Arizona Tan Mantis
Species limbata - Bordered Mantis
Species resacae - Stagmomantis resacae
Subfamily Amelinae
Genus Litaneutria - Ground Mantids
Species minor - Litaneutria minor
Species obscura - Litaneutria obscura
Species ocularis - Litaneutria ocularis
Species pacifica - Litaneutria pacifica
Species skinneri - Litaneutria skinneri
Species elongata - Litaneutria elongata
Species emarginata - Litaneutria emarginata
Genus Yersiniops - Grasshopper Mantids
Species sophronicus - Yersin's ground mantis
Species solitarius - Yersiniops solitarius
Subfamily Vatinae
Genus Phyllovates
Species chlorophaea - Texas Unicorn Mantis
Genus Pseudovates
Species arizonae - Arizona Unicorn Mantis
Subfamily Mantinae
Genus Mantis
Species religiosa - European Mantis
Genus Tenodera
Species angustipennis - Narrow-winged Mantis
Species sinensis - Chinese Mantis
Subspecies sinensis - Chinese Mantis
Genus Statilia
Species maculata - Asian Jumping Mantis
Family Mantoididae
Genus Mantoida
Species maya - Little Yucatan Mantid
Family Tarachodidae
Genus Iris
Species oratoria - Mediterranean Mantis
Family Thespidae
Genus Bistanta
Species mexicana - Bistanta mexicana
Genus Oligonicella
Species scudderi - Oligonicella scudderi
Genus Thesprotia
Species graminis - Grass-like Mantid
No Taxon Unidentified Oothecae and Hatchlings
No Taxon summary of classification per Schwarz & Roy 2019