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Upcoming Events

Discussion of 2018 gathering

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington


Family Tarachodidae

Mediterranean mantis? - Iris oratoria Iris oratorio female cleaning - Iris oratoria - female Mantis - Iris oratoria - male Albino? - Iris oratoria - male Mediterranean mantis? - Iris oratoria - female Praying Mantis V - Iris oratoria - male Adult mantid with pink on sides of thorax - Iris oratoria - male Brown adult mantid - another Iris? - Iris oratoria - male
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Mantodea (Mantids)
Family Tarachodidae
Africa and India (see map); Iris oratoria is introduced in the US, with BugGuide records from California, Nevada, Arizona, and Texas.