Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Upcoming Events

BugGuide is a National Moth Week Partner. How to add your National Moth Week 2021 photos. July 17-25.

Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

National Moth Week 2020 photos of insects and people.

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Previous events


Genus Stagmomantis

Pale Mantid - Stagmomantis limbata - female a carolina mantid? - Stagmomantis carolina - female Very small praying mantis - Stagmomantis californica - male Pasadena Mantis... - Stagmomantis limbata - female Mantid 082615 - Stagmomantis carolina - female Stagmomantis californica Male, Bordered Mantis? - Stagmomantis californica - male Mantid Nymphs - Stagmomantis carolina
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'
12 spp. in our area, 22 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 (from ~40°N to n Brazil), mostly neotropical(1)
our only representative of the subfamily Stagmomantinae, that contains two more genera(2)
Print References
Hebard, M. 1935. Orthoptera of the Upper Rio Grande Valley and the Adjacent Mountains in Northern New Mexico. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 87: 45-82. (JSTOR)
Hebard, M. 1942-1943. The Dermaptera and Orthopterous Families Blattidae, Mantidae and Phasmidae of Texas. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 68(4): 239-310. (JSTOR)
Rehn, J. A. G. 1907. Notes on Orthoptera from Southern Arizona, with descriptions of new species. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 59: 24-81. (Biodiversity Library)