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Family Thespidae

Grass-like Mantid - Thesprotia graminis - female Grass-like Mantid - Thesprotia graminis - male Mantid (Thespidae) - Bistanta mexicana - male mantid - Thespis parva - male Mantid - Thesprotia graminis - female Male, Bactromantis mexicana? - Bistanta mexicana - male Manomera - Thesprotia graminis - male Thesprotia graminis
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Mantodea (Mantids)
Family Thespidae
Explanation of Names
Thespidae Giglio-Tos 1919
Numbers
3 spp. in 3 genera in our area, close to 100 spp. in ~40 genera total(1)
Range
New World (primarily neotropical); Africa, Eurasia
Remarks
variously treated in superfamilies Thespoidea Saussure 1869(2) or Acanthopoidea Burmeister 1838(3)
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