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Genus Stagmomantis

Very small praying mantis - Stagmomantis californica - male mantis - Stagmomantis carolina Mantis - Stagmomantis carolina mantid..(with wing buds I think) was stalking a katydid  - Stagmomantis carolina - male Who is hiding here - Stagmomantis very small mantis - Stagmomantis carolina Mantis ootheca, underside of limestone rock - Stagmomantis carolina Carolina Mantis - Stagmomantis carolina - male
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
Stagmomantis Saussure 1869
Explanation of Names
Greek stagmo 'a drop' + Mantis, a genus name
Numbers
6 spp. in our area, 26 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, mostly neotropical
Remarks
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)