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Genus Stagmomantis

Stagmomantis californica? - Stagmomantis californica - female Stagmomantis species? - Stagmomantis Carolina Mantis - Stagmomantis carolina - male Green Mantis - Stagmomantis carolina - female Which mantis? - Stagmomantis Carolina Mantis - Stagmomantis carolina - female Mantid nymph 080513 - Stagmomantis carolina - female Mantid - 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
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)