Mantodea

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Mantodea (or mantises, mantes) is an order of insects that contains over 2,400 species and about 430 genera in 15 families worldwide in temperate and tropical habitats. The other common name, often applied to any species in the order, is "praying mantis", because of the typical "prayer-like" posture with folded fore-limbs. In Europe and other regions, however, the name "praying mantis" refers to only a single species, Mantis religiosa. The closest relatives of mantises are the termites and cockroaches (order Blattodea).

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Chinese mantis Dead leaf mantis Devil's flower mantis
European mantis Giant devil's flower mantis Hooded mantis
Japanese giant mantis Orchid mantis Purple-winged mantis

Chinese mantis

phylum Arthropoda The Chinese mantis (Tenodera sinensis) is a species of praying mantis native to Asia and the nearby islands. In 1896 this species was accidentally introduced by a nurseryman at Mt. Airy near Philadelphia, PA. Tenodera sinensis often is erroneously referred to as Tenodera aridifolia sinensis because it was at first described as a subspecies of Tenodera aridifolia, but Tenodera sinensis is now established as a full species.

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Class Insecta
order Mantodea
family Mantidae
genus Tenodera
species T. sinensis

Dead leaf mantis

phylum Arthropoda Deroplatys lobata, common name Dead leaf mantis, is a species of praying mantis that inhabits Thailand, Java, Borneo, Indonesia, Sumatra and the Malay Peninsula. It mimics dead leaves. Females are about 65 to 70mm in length and males are about 45mm in length.

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Class Insecta
order Mantodea
family Deroplatyidae
genus Deroplatys
species D. lobata

Devil's flower mantis

phylum Arthropoda Blepharopsis mendica is a species of praying mantis found in North Africa, parts of the Mediterranean, Middle East and southern Asia, and on the Canary Islands. devil's flower mantis, Egyptian flower mantis, thistle mantis, and Arab mantis are among its common names.

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Class Insecta
order Mantodea
family Empusidae
genus Blepharopsis
species B mendica

European mantis

phylum Arthropoda Mantis religiosa, with the common name praying mantis, and outside Europe the European mantis, is an insect in the family Mantidae. It is one of the most well-known and widespread species of the order Mantodea, the Mantises. The European mantis is usually 5–7.5 cm (2.0–3.0 in) in length, and has shades of bright green to tan. It can be distinguished easily by a black-ringed spot beneath the fore coxae.

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Class Insecta
order Mantodea
family Mantidae
genus Mantis
species M. religiosa

Hooded mantis

phylum Arthropoda The distinguishing characteristic of Choreododis from which it takes its common names is a laterally expanded thorax. This adaptation for the purpose of camouflage, as well as a rounded wing case and a habit of staying relatively flattened, aid its leaf mimicry

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Class Insecta
order Mantodea
family Mantidae
genus Choeradodis

Giant devil's flower mantis

phylum Arthropoda Idolomantis is a genus of praying mantises in the family Empusidae. It is represented by a single species, Idolomantis diabolica, commonly known as the devil's flower mantis or giant devil's flower mantis. It is one of the largest species of praying mantises, and is possibly the largest that mimics flowers.

Females grow to be about 13 cm (5.1 in) in length and males to about 10 cm (3.9 in).[4] It is native to Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Somalia, Tanzania, South Sudan, and Uganda. Its threat display is magnificently colored, with red, white, blue, purple, and black.

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Class Insecta
order Mantodea
family Empusidae
genus Idolomantis
species I. diabolica

Japanese giant mantis

phylum Arthropoda Tenodera aridifolia was considered a different species from Tenodera sinensis, but this has changed and now, it is considered a subspecies of T. sinensis. It is in the subfamily Mantinae of the family Mantidae. Common name is Japanese giant mantis. Like other mantids, about 200 nymphs usually hatch out of an ootheca.

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Class Insecta
order Mantodea
family Mantidae
genus Tenodera
species T. aridifolia

Orchid mantis

phylum Arthropoda Hymenopus coronatus, also called H. bicornis, is a mantis from the rain forests of Southeast Asia. It is known by various common names including walking flower mantis and (pink) orchid mantis. It is one of several species known as flower mantises from their resemblance and behaviour.

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Class Insecta
order Mantodea
family Hymenopodidae
genus Hymenopus
species H. coronatus

Purple-winged mantis

phylum Arthropoda Tenodera australasiae, the purple-winged mantis, is species of praying mantis. Found in Australia, it is common in most parts of Brisbane (QLD). Both males and females are capable of flight. The species has not been shown to be parthenogenic.

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Class Insecta
order Mantodea
family Mantidae
genus Tenodera
species T. australasiae