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Genus Stagmomantis

Which species of Mantis is this? - Stagmomantis limbata - female Misc 1 - Stagmomantis carolina - female Carolina Mantis - Stagmomantis carolina - female Stagmomantis carolina - Carolina Mantis - Stagmomantis carolina - male Stagmomantis carolina - female Bird house Cocoon  - Stagmomantis carolina Mantis - Stagmomantis carolina Male carolina mantis? - Stagmomantis carolina - male
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Mantodea (Mantids)
Family Mantidae
Genus Stagmomantis
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
reviewed in (1)
Explanation of Names
Stagmomantis Saussure 1869
'dotted Mantis'
12 spp. in our area (only about half on BG!), 22 total(1)
The facial shield (plate below antennal insertion and between the eyes) is relatively long and narrow in Stagmomantis (1-3), more squarish in Tenodera sinensis (4 & 5)
1 2 3 4 5
New World (from ~40°N to n Brazil), mostly neotropical(1)
our only representative of the subfamily Stagmomantinae, that contains two more genera(2)
Print References
Hebard, M. 1935. Orthoptera of the Upper Rio Grande Valley and the Adjacent Mountains in Northern New Mexico. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 87: 45-82. (JSTOR)
Hebard, M. 1942-1943. The Dermaptera and Orthopterous Families Blattidae, Mantidae and Phasmidae of Texas. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 68(4): 239-310. (JSTOR)
Rehn, J. A. G. 1907. Notes on Orthoptera from Southern Arizona, with descriptions of new species. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 59: 24-81. (Biodiversity Library)