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Family Liturgusidae

Grizzled mantid - Gonatista grisea - male Grizzled Mantid - Gonatista grisea - male Mantid Nymph? - Gonatista grisea Mantid - Gonatista grisea - female Praying Mantis? - Gonatista grisea Liturgusa maya - female Mantis Nymph - Gonatista grisea mantis? - Gonatista grisea - male
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Mantodea (Mantids)
Family Liturgusidae
2 spp. in the US, one native in the southeast and 1 introduced in Florida
Typically bark-inhabiting species
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