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Family Tarachodidae

Praying mantis - Iris oratoria - female Mediterranean mantis? - Iris oratoria Iris oratorio - Iris oratoria - male Mediterranean Mantis Ootheca - Iris oratoria Juvenile mantis - Iris oratoria Mantid egg case - Iris oratoria Adult mantid with pink on sides of thorax - Iris oratoria - male Prone mantis - Iris oratoria
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Mantodea (Mantids)
Family Tarachodidae
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
treated in (1)(2) as a subfam. of Eremiaphilidae Saussure 1869 that contains close to 30 genera in 4 subfamilies; Tarachodinae contains ~200 spp. in 16 genera(1)
Explanation of Names
Tarachodidae Giglio-Tos 1917
a single (adventive) species in our area
Afrotropical; other groups treated in Eremiaphilidae also Oriental, a handful in the Palaearctic(2)