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Genus Stagmomantis

Carolina mantis - Stagmomantis carolina - female Mantis - Stagmomantis limbata - male egg case or pupa - Stagmomantis carolina Tiny mantis nymph - Stagmomantis limbata Baby Mantid - Stagmomantis limbata - female Hatching Mantids - Stagmomantis carolina Carolina or Arizona Mantis? - Stagmomantis carolina - female Trilobite? - Stagmomantis carolina
Classification
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'
Numbers
12 spp. in our area, 22 total(1)
Identification
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
Range
New World (from ~40°N to n Brazil), mostly neotropical(1)
Remarks
our only representative of the subfamily Stagmomantinae, that contains two more genera(2)