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Species Iris oratoria - Mediterranean Mantis

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Mantodea (Mantids)
Family Tarachodidae
Genus Iris
Species oratoria (Mediterranean Mantis)
Explanation of Names
Iris oratoria (Linnaeus 1758)
Size
Up to 65 mm
Identification
may be distinguished from Mantis religiosa and other mantids of similar general size and shape by the red-orange spot on the ventral side on the fourth (second to last) abdominal segment; also, its cerci are shorter than in M. religiosa.
Range
native to warmer, drier regions of the Palaearctic (very widespread), adventive in NA (range expanding)
Life Cycle
1, 2. Oothecae. 3. Nymph. 4. Male (displaying)
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