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Genus Stagmomantis

Stagmomantis limbata female - Stagmomantis limbata - female Mantis - Stagmomantis carolina - female unknown mantid - Stagmomantis limbata - male Unknown manntis - Stagmomantis carolina - female Unknown Mantis - Stagmomantis limbata - male Uncertain mantid - Stagmomantis carolina Stagmomantis carolina Stagmomantis californica
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)