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

Family Tarachodidae

Mantis found in Southern California. - Iris oratoria - male Mantis - Iris oratoria - female Praying Mantis on Bottle Brush - Iris oratoria Mediterranean Mantis (Iris oratoria) - Iris oratoria - female Stagmomantis limbata? - Iris oratoria Praying mantis ? - Iris oratoria - male mantid 1 - Iris oratoria Praying Mantis - Iris oratoria - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Mantodea (Mantids)
Family Tarachodidae
Range
Africa and India (see map); Iris oratoria is introduced in the US, with BugGuide records from California, Nevada, Arizona, and Texas.