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Genus Litaneutria - Ground Mantids

Ground Mantis Nymph? - Litaneutria minor mystery mantid - Litaneutria minor - female Mantis - Litaneutria - male Small desert mantid - Litaneutria - male ground mantis, minor, agile - Litaneutria - male praying mantis ? - Litaneutria Litaneutria minor - male Genus Litaneutria - Ground Mantid - Litaneutria
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Mantodea (Mantids)
Family Mantidae
Subfamily Amelinae
Genus Litaneutria (Ground Mantids)
Less than 35mm long
“Pronotum distinctly longer than wide. Fore femur lacking deep pit or groove between first and second spines on outer ventral margin. Outer ventral margin of fore femur usually with 4 spines: antenna thin, filamentous. Fore tibia unarmed dorsoapically; more robust species. Costal margin of tegmen with dense coat of fine cilia” (1) (applies to the U.S. only)
Other insects
The following names are described for this genus, which are valid species, which are synonyms, and how to tell them apart is unclear and being researched:

Litaneutria borealis (Bruner, 1893)
Litaneutria longipennis Beier, 1929
Litaneutria minor (Scudder, 1872)
Litaneutria obscura (Scudder, 1896
Litaneutria ocularis Saussure, 1892
Litaneutria pacifica Scudder, 1896
Litaneutria skinneri Rehn, 1907
Works Cited
1.Borror and DeLong's Introduction to the Study of Insects
Norman F. Johnson, Charles A. Triplehorn. 2004. Brooks Cole.