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Mantidae
Mantidae
is the largest family of the order Mantodea, commonly known as praying mantises; most are tropical or subtropical. Historically, this was the only family in the order, and many references still use the term "mantid" to refer to any mantis. Technically, however, "mantid" refers only to members of the family Mantidae, and not the 14 remaining families of mantises. Some of the most recent classifications have promoted a number of the mantid subfamilies to the rank of family, e.g. Iridopterygidae, Sibyllidae, Tarachodidae, Thespidae, and Toxoderidae,[1] while other classifications have reduced the number of subfamilies without elevating to higher rank. Many species are found in North America, the three most common being the European Mantis
Mantis
( Mantis
Mantis
religiosa), the Chinese Mantis
Mantis
(Tenodera sinensis), and the Carolina Mantis
Mantis
(Stagmomantis carolina). Of these, only the last is native to the continent - the European and Chinese species were introduced in the 20th century as predators in an attempt to control pest populations in gardens. Many mantises prey on Polybia occidentalis, a swarm founding wasp. As the wasps leave the nest to forage, the mantises will prey on them.[2]

Contents

1 Subfamilies and tribes 2 See also 3 References 4 External links

Subfamilies and tribes[edit]

Stagmatoptera supplicaria
Stagmatoptera supplicaria
- Muséum de Toulouse
Muséum de Toulouse
Sexual dimorphism

Details of the modified foreleg

Amelinae

Amelini

Angelinae

Angelini

Antemninae

Antemnini

Choeradodinae

Choeradodini

Chroicopterinae

Chroicopterini

Deroplatyinae

Deroplatyini

Dystactinae

Dystactini

Mantinae

Archimantini Mantini Paramantini Polyspilotini

Mellierinae

Mellierini

Miomantinae

Miomantini Rivetinini

Orthoderinae Oxyothespinae

Oxyothespini Paraseveriniini

Photinainae

Coptopterygini Photinaini

Phyllotheliinae

Phyllotheliini

Schizocephalinae Stagmatopterinae

Stagmatopterini

Stagmomantinae Vatinae

Danuriini Heterochaetini Vatini

[3] See also[edit]

List of mantis genera and species Flower mantis

References[edit]

^ Ehrmann, R. 2002. Mantodea: Gottesanbeterinnen der Welt. Natur und Tier, Münster ^ Bouwma, Andrew M., Peter E. Bouwma, Erik V. Nordheim, and Robert L. Jeanne. "Adult Mortality Rates in Young Colonies of a Swarm-founding Social Wasp (Polybia Occidentalis)." Journal of Zoology 260.1 (2003): 11-16. Google Scholar. 1 May 2003. Web. 24 Sept. 2014. <https://scholar.google.com>. ^ http://mantodea.speciesfile.org/Common/basic/Taxa.aspx?TaxonNameID=15

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Mantidae.

Wikispecies
Wikispecies
has information related to Mantidae

Key to Mantidae
Mantidae
Genera Tree of Life - Mantidae Natures's Best Masked Flower Image North American mantids MantisOnline.eu: All about praying mantids

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Extant Mantodea
Mantodea
families

Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Subclass: Pterygota Infraclass: Neoptera Superorder: Dictyoptera

Acanthopidae Amorphoscelididae Chaeteessidae Empusidae Eremiaphilidae Hymenopodidae
Hymenopodidae
(flower mantises) Iridopterygidae Liturgusidae Mantidae Mantoididae Metallyticidae Sibyllidae Tarachodidae Thespidae Toxoderidae

List of mantis genera and species

Taxon identifiers

Wd: Q645602 ADW: Mantidae BugGuide: 199 EoL: 418 EPPO: 1MANTF Fauna Europaea: 11920 Fossilworks: 179995 GBIF: 9383 ITIS:

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