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Genus Iris

Mediterranean mantis (Iris oratoria) - Iris oratoria - male Preying Mantis - Iris oratoria unknown mantid - Iris oratoria - female Immature mantis - Iris oratoria - male Iris oratoria? - Iris oratoria - female Adult mantid with pink on sides of thorax - Iris oratoria - male Praying Mantis - Iris oratoria - female Iris oratoria male - Iris oratoria - male
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Mantodea (Mantids)
Family Tarachodidae
Genus Iris
Explanation of Names
Iris Saussure 1869
A single (adventive) species in our area, 14 spp. total(1)
Eurasia & Africa; one sp. adventive in sw US