Insects Database
 Insects and other Arthropoda
 Ants
 Arachnids
 Bees
 Beetles
 Booklice - Barkflies
 Bugs
 Bumblebees
 Cicadas
 Crane flies
 Dragonflies
 Earwigs
 Flies
 Isopods
 Locusts
 Mayflies
 Mecoptera
 Mosquitoes
 Moths & Butterflies
 Myriapods
 Net-winged insects
 Plant-parasitic Hemipterans
 Praying Mantises
 Termites
 Wasps
Distribution path and Subregions of North America (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - America - North America
Subregions: Canada (Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec), Mexico (Central Mexico, North Mexico), USA (Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Lake Erie Islands, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, South USA, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming)
Taxonomy for Mantodea (Praying mantis) in North America
Class
North America
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 1071 families, 23058 genera, 179587 species
Tree
Subclass
North America
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 1056 families, 22875 genera, 179297 species
Tree
Infraclass
North America
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 970 families, 22494 genera, 177144 species
Tree
Superorder
North America
Polyneoptera (Martynov, 1923)
 155 families, 1047 genera, 4616 species
Tree
Order
North America
Mantodea (Burmeister, 1838) (Praying mantis) - Systematics
 10 families, 42 genera, 117 species
Site
Tree
Show Info
Families25    worldwide
Genera476    worldwide
Species3.899    worldwide
Common namesPraying mantis, The mantes, The mantises, Mantes, Praying Mantids, Mantises, Mantids, Praying Mantises
German namesFangschrecken, Gottesanbeterinnen, Fangheuschrecken
Dutch namesBidsprinkhanen
Finnish namesRukoilijasirkat
Spanish namesMadreculebras, Mantidos
French namesMantoptère
AuthorBurmeister, 1838
Distribution
Continents:

Eurasia (Asia, Europe, Russia, Caucasus)

America (North America, South America, Central America, Caribbean)

Africa (East Africa, Southern Africa, Central Africa, North Africa, West Africa)

Oceania (Australasia, Polynesia, Melanesia, Micronesia)


Ecozones:

Palaearctic (South Palaearctic)

Nearctic, Afrotropical, Indo-Australian region (Oriental)


Fossils:

Cenozoic (Paleogene, Neogene, Quaternary)

Paleozoic (Permian)

Mesozoic (Cretaceous, Jurassic)


World Oceans:

Pacific Ocean (Pacific Islands)

Countries
Checklists
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Republic of the Congo, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Somaliland, South Korea, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, USA, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Links and ReferencesMantodea in bie.ala.org.au
Mantodea in mantodea.speciesfile.org
Mantodea in faunaeur.org
Mantodea in itis.gov
Mantodea in papua-insects.nl
Mantodea in Wikipedia (English)
Superfamily
North America
    Mantoidea (Handlirsch, 1903)
     3 families, 24 genera, 77 species

Family overview for Mantodea (Praying mantis) in North America
Acanthopidae (Burmeister, 1838) - 13 Species
Ambermantidae (Grimaldi, 2003) - 1 Species
Amorphoscelidae (Stål, 1877) - 1 Species
Gryllomantidae (Gorochov, 2006) - 2 Species
Hymenopodidae (Giglio-tos, 1919) - 2 Species
Jantarimantidae (Vrsansky, 2002) - 1 Species
Liturgusidae (Giglio-tos, 1919) - 5 Species
Mantidae (Burmeister, 1838) - 72 SpeciesMantids
Mantoididae (Giglio-tos, 1927) - 3 Species
Tarachodidae (Handlirsch, 1930) - 2 Species
Thespidae (Giglio-tos, 1919) - 17 Species
11 Families with 119 Species in North America


ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
Species overview - Checklist for Mantodea in North America
Species with ANext  
Acanthops bidens (Hebard, 1922)Info
Acanthops falcata (Stal, 1877)Boxer MantisInfo
Acanthops falcataria (Goeze, 1778)South American Dead Leaf MantisInfo
Acanthops godmani (Saussure & Zehntner, 1894)Info
Acontiothespis cordillerae (Saussure, 1869)Info
Acontiothespis inquinata (Saussure & Zehntner, 1894)Info
Acontiothespis mexicana ()Info
Acontiothespis vitrea ()Info
Acontista vitrea -> Acontiothespis vitreaInfo
Acromantis hesione (Stål, 1877)Burmese MantisInfo
Ambermantis wozniaki (D. Grimaldi, 2003)Info
Angela miranda (Saussure, 1871)Info
Asiadodis squilla (Saussure, 1869)Asian Shield MantisInfo
Species with BBack  Next  Top
Bactromantis mexicana (Saussure & Zehntner, 1894)Info
Bactromantis mexicanus ()Info
Bactromantis toltecus -> Bactromantis mexicanaInfo
Bactromantis virga (Scudder, 1896)Info
Species with CBack  Next  Top
Choeradodis rbombicollis ()Info
Choeradodis rhombicollis (Latreille, 1833)Peruvian Shield MantisInfo
Choeradodis rhomboidea (Stoll, 1813)Tropical Shield MantisInfo
Choeradodis servillei -> Choeradodis rhombicollisInfo
Species with EBack  Next  Top
Eobruneria tessellata (T. D. A. Cockerell, 1913)Info
Epaphrodita lobivertex (Lombardo & Perez-gelabert, 2004)Info
Species with GBack  Next  Top
Gonatista grisea (Fabricius, 1793)Grizzled MantisInfo
Gonatista major (Caudell, 1912)Info
Gyromantis kraussii (Saussure, 1872)Spiny Bark MantisInfo
Species with HBack  Next  Top
Hierodula patellifera (Serville, 1839)Giant Asian MantisInfo
Hoplocorypha perplexa (Rehn, 1912)Info
Species with IBack  Next  Top
Iris oratoria (Linnaeus, 1758)Iris MantisInfo
Iris oratorius -> Iris oratoriaInfo
Species with JBack  Next  Top
Jantarimantis zherikhini (Vrsansky, 2002)Info
Species with LBack  Next  Top
Ligaria senegalensis (Roy, 1961)Info
Litaneutria borealis (Bruner, 1893)Info
Litaneutria longipennis (Scudder, 1872)Info
Litaneutria minor -> Yersiniops solitariaMinor ground mantisInfo
Litaneutria obscura (Scudder, 1872)Obscure ground mantisInfo
Litaneutria ocularis (Saussure, 1892)Info
Litaneutria pacifica (Scudder, 1896)Info
Litaneutria paciflca (Scudder, 1896)Info
Litaneutria skinneri (Rehn, 1907)Skinnerīs ground mantisInfo
Lithophotina costalis (Cockerell, 1914)Info
Lithophotina floccosa (T. D. A. Cockerell, 1908)Info
Liturgousa maya -> Liturgusa mayaInfo
Liturgusa cayennensis (Saussure, 1869)Info
Liturgusa maya (Saussure & Zehntner, 1894)Info
Lobovates chopardi (Deeleman-reinhold, 1957)Info
Species with MBack  Next  Top
Mantis religiosa (Linnaeus, 1758)European MantisSite
Mantis religiosa religiosa (Linné, 1758)Info
Mantis religiosus (Linnaeus, 1758)Info
Mantoida fulgidipennis (Westwood, 1889)Info
Mantoida maya (Saussure & Zehntner, 1894)Little Yucatan MantisInfo
Mantoida nitida (Newman, 1838)Info
Melliera chorotega (Rehn, 1935)Info
Melliera major (Saussure, 1872)Info
Species with OBack  Next  Top
Oligonicella bolliana (Saussure & Zehntner, 1894)Info
Oligonicella mexicanus (Saussure & Zehntner, 1894)Info
Oligonicella punctulata (Saussure & Zehntner, 1894)Info
Oligonicella scudderi (Saussure, 1870)Scudderīs MantisInfo
Oligonicella tessellata (Saussure & Zehntner, 1894)Info
Species with PBack  Next  Top
Parastagmatoptera simulacrum (Fabricius, 1793)Info
Phasmomantis sumichrasti (Saussure, 1861)Info
Phyllovates chlorophaea (Blanchard, 1836)Texas unicorn mantisInfo
Phyllovates chlorophaena (Blanchard, 1836)Texas unicorn mantisInfo
Phyllovates cingulata (Drury, 1773)Info
Phyllovates cornuta (Saussure & Zehntner, 1894)Info
Phyllovates maya -> Phyllovates chlorophaeaInfo
Phyllovates tripunctata (Burmeister, 1838)Info
Pseudacanthops caelebs (Saussure, 1869)Info
Pseudomiopteryx infuscata (Saussure & Zehntner, 1894)Info
Pseudovates annectens -> Pseudovates toltecaInfo
Pseudovates arizonae (Hebard, 1935)Arizona Unicorn MantisInfo
Pseudovates longicollis (Stål, 1877)Bamboo borerInfo
Pseudovates paraensis (Saussure, 1871)Info
Pseudovates tolteca (Saussure, 1859)Info
Pseudovates townsendi (Rehn, 1904)Info
Species with SBack  Next  Top
Stagmatoptera biocellata (Saussure, 1869)Info
Stagmatoptera praecarius -> Stagmatoptera praecariaInfo
Stagmomantis californica (Rehn & Hebard, 1909)California MantisInfo
Stagmomantis carolina (Johansson, 1763)Carolina mantisInfo
Stagmomantis centralis -> Stagmomantis vicinaInfo
Stagmomantis colorata (Hebard, 1922)Info
Stagmomantis floridensis (Davis, 1919)Larger Florida MantisInfo
Stagmomantis fraterna (Saussure & Zehntner, 1894)Info
Stagmomantis gracilipes (Rehn, 1907)Arizona Tan MantisInfo
Stagmomantis hebardi (Rehn, 1935)Info
Stagmomantis limbata (Hahn, 1835)Arizona MantisInfo
Stagmomantis montana (Rehn, 1935)Mountain MantisInfo
Stagmomantis montana montana (Saussure & Zehntner, 1894)Info
Stagmomantis montana sinaloae (Rehn, 1935)Info
Stagmomantis nahua (Saussure, 1869)Rustic borerInfo
Stagmomantis sinaloae (Rehn, 1935)Info
Stagmomantis venusta (Saussure & Zehntner, 1894)Info
Stagmomantis vicina (Saussure, 1870)Info
Species with TBack  Next  Top
Tenodera angustipennis (Saussure, 1869)SaussureInfo
Tenodera aridifolia (Stoll, 1813)Japanese Giant MantisInfo
Tenodera aridifolia sinensis (Saussure, 1871)Chinese mantidInfo
Tenodera australasiae (Leach, 1814)Purple-winged MantisInfo
Tenodera sinensis -> Tenodera aridifoliaChinese MantisInfo
Thesprotia caribea (Rehn & Hebard, 1938)Caribbean Grass MantisInfo
Thesprotia filum (Lichtenstein, 1796)Info
Thesprotia graminis (Scudder, 1877)American grass mantisInfo
Thesprotia insolita (Rehn, 1935)Costa Rican Grass MantisInfo
Thesprotia macilenta (Saussure & Zehntner, 1894)Bolivian Grass MantisInfo
Thrinaconyx fumosa (Saussure & Zehntner, 1894)Info
Tithrone clauseni (Jantsch, 1995)Info
Tithrone corseuili (Jantsch, 1986)Info
Tithrone corseuli (Jantsch, 1986)Info
Species with VBack  Next  Top
Vates annectens -> Pseudovates toltecaInfo
Vates festae (Giglio-tos, 1914)Info
Vates pectinata (Saussure, 1871)Info
Species with YBack  Top
Yersinia mexicana (Saussure, 1859)Info
Yersiniops newboldi (Hebard, 1931)Yersiniops newboldiiInfo
Yersiniops solitaria (Scudder, 1896)Horned ground mantisInfo
Yersiniops solitarium (Scudder, 1896)Horned ground mantisInfo
Yersiniops solitarius (Scudder, 1896)Info
Yersiniops sophronica (Rehn & Hebard, 1908)Yersinīs ground mantisInfo
Yersiniops sophronicus (Rehn & Hebard, 1908)Info
117 Species in Mantodea for North America listed
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
Taxonomy
ClassInsecta
Insects, True insects
SubclassPterygota
Winged insects
InfraclassNeoptera
Wing-folding insects
SuperorderPolyneoptera
OrderMantodea
Praying mantis, The mantes, The mantises, Mantes, Praying Mantids, Mantises, Mantids, Praying Mantises
AuthorBurmeister, 1838
 
Synonyms
Dictyoptera (Latreille, 1829)
Mantearia
Manteodea (Burmeister, 1829)
Mantoptera

Keywords
ABCDEFGHIJKLM
NOPQRSTUVWXYZ
German Flag Mantodea
 Arthropoda (Database)
 Contact
 Copyrights
 Distribution Tree
 Glossary
 Imprint
 New pictures
 Taxonomy Tree
 Unknown insects
 Unknown spiders