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Genus Stagmomantis

Carolina Mantis - Stagmomantis carolina - female Carolina Mantid, Stagmomantis carolina - Stagmomantis carolina - male - female California Mantis - Stagmomantis californica? - Stagmomantis Mantis - Stagmomantis carolina - male Mantis - Stagmomantis carolina - female Mantis - Stagmomantis carolina - female Misc. 2 - Stagmomantis carolina - female Carolina Mantid ? Taken in my backyard in Columbus, Ohio - Stagmomantis carolina - female
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Mantodea (Mantids)
Family Mantidae
Genus Stagmomantis
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Stagmomantis Saussure 1869
Explanation of Names
Greek stagmo 'a drop' + Mantis, a genus name
6 spp. in our area, 26 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, mostly neotropical
our only representative of the subfamily Stagmomantinae, that contains two more genera(1)
Internet References
Biotaxa. A synoptic review of the genus Stagmomantis (Mantodea: Mantidae)