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Distribution path and Subregions of Southern Africa (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Africa - Southern Africa
Subregions: Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Republic South Africa (Cape, Free State, Gauteng, Kwazulu-Natal, Mpumalanga, Transvaal), Swaziland
Taxonomy for Mantodea (Praying mantis) in Southern Africa
Class
Southern Africa
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 657 families, 10005 genera, 43659 species
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Subclass
Southern Africa
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 652 families, 9953 genera, 43495 species
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Infraclass
Southern Africa
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 622 families, 9771 genera, 42834 species
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Superorder
Southern Africa
Polyneoptera (Martynov, 1923)
 76 families, 648 genera, 1846 species
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Order
Southern Africa
Mantodea (Burmeister, 1838) (Praying mantis) - Systematics
 9 families, 70 genera, 249 species
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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
Southern Africa
    Mantoidea (Handlirsch, 1903)
     2 families, 48 genera, 156 species

Family overview for Mantodea (Praying mantis) in Southern Africa
Amorphoscelidae (Stål, 1877) - 2 Species
Empusidae (Burmeister, 1838) - 3 Species
Hymenopodidae (Giglio-tos, 1919) - 17 Species
Iridopterygidae (Giglio-tos, 1919) - 11 Species
Liturgusidae (Giglio-tos, 1919) - 1 Species
Mantidae (Burmeister, 1838) - 139 SpeciesMantids
Tarachodidae (Handlirsch, 1930) - 61 Species
Thespidae (Giglio-tos, 1919) - 12 Species
Toxoderidae (Giglio-tos, 1919) - 3 Species
9 Families with 249 Species in Southern Africa


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Species overview - Checklist for Mantodea in Southern Africa
Species with ANext  
Agrionopsis distanti (Kirby, 1899)Info
Alfredistia reticulata -> Nothogalepsus planivertexInfo
Amorphoscelis austrogermanica (Werner, 1923)Info
Amorphoscelis tuberculata (Roy, 1963)Info
Antistia maculipennis (Stål, 1876)Info
Antistia parva (Beier, 1953)Info
Antistia robusta (Kaltenbach, 1996)Info
Antistia vicina (Kaltenbach, 1996)Info
Ariusia conspersa (Stål, 1877)Info
Species with BBack  Next  Top
Bisanthe lagrecai (Kaltenbach, 1996)Info
Bisanthe menyharthi menyharthi (Brancsik, 1895)Info
Bisanthe menyharthi raggei (Kaltenbach, 1994)Info
Bisanthe pulchripennis (Stål, 1876)Info
Bisanthe raggei ()Info
Bolbella affinis (Kaltenbach, 1996)Info
Bolbella brevis (Beier, 1953)Info
Bolbella kaltenbachi (Stiewe, 2007)Info
Bolbella punctigera (Stal, 1871)Info
Bolbella rhodesiaca (Beier, 1930)Info
Bolbena assimilis (Kaltenbach, 1996)Info
Bolbena hottentotta (Karny, 1908)Hottentot mantisInfo
Bolbena maraisi (Kaltenbach, 1996)Info
Bolbena minor (Giglio-tos, 1915)Info
Species with CBack  Next  Top
Calamothespis linatipennis (Werner, 1923)Info
Calamothespis lineatipennis (Werner, 1923)Info
Calamothespis oxyops (Rehn, 1927)Info
Carvilia gracilis (Kaltenbach, 1996)Info
Carvilia saussurii (Stål, 1876)Info
Catasigerpes margarethae (Werner, 1912)Info
Chloromantis rhombica (Giglio-tos, 1915)Info
Chroicoptera longa (Giglio-tos, 1915)Info
Chroicoptera saussurei (Giglio-tos, 1915)Info
Chroicoptera vidua (Stal, 1856)Info
Cilnia chopardi (Werner, 1927)Info
Cilnia humeralis (Saussure, 1871)Wide-armed MantisInfo
Cilnia humeralis humeralis (Saussure, 1871)Info
Compsothespis anomala (Saussure, 1872)Info
Compsothespis cinnabarina (Beier, 1955)Info
Compsothespis kilwana (Giglio-tos, 1913)Info
Compsothespis michaelseni (Werner, 1923)Info
Compsothespis natalica (Westwood, 1889)Info
Species with DBack  Next  Top
Danuria kilimandjarica (Sjostedt, 1909)Info
Danuria thunbergi (Stal, 1856)Info
Dystacta alticeps (Schaum, 1852)Info
Dystactula grisea (Giglio-tos, 1915)Info
Species with EBack  Next  Top
Entella brunni (Werner, 1923)Info
Entella delalandi (Saussure, 1870)Info
Entella exilis (Giglio-tos, 1915)Info
Entella femina (Karny, 1908)Info
Entella gaerdesi -> Entella vitticepsInfo
Entella maesta -> Entelloptera maestaInfo
Entella natalica (Beier, 1955)Info
Entella nebulosa (Serville, 1839)Info
Entella orientalis (Giglio-tos, 1915)Info
Entella pusilla (Beier, 1953)Info
Entella rudebecki (Beier, 1955)Info
Entella transvaalica (Beier, 1955)Info
Entelloptera maesta (Rehn, 1927)Info
Entelloptera rogenhoferi (Saussure, 1872)Info
Entelloptera rogenhoferi maesta (Rehn, 1927)Info
Entelloptera rogenhoferi rogenhoferi (Saussure, 1872)Info
Episcopomantis chalybea (Burmeister, 1838)Info
Epitenodera capitata (De Saussure, 1869)Info
Species with GBack  Next  Top
Galepsus beieri -> Onychogalepsus zambesicusInfo
Galepsus bipunctatus -> Onychogalepsus zambesicusInfo
Galepsus brincki -> Galepsus tenuisInfo
Galepsus capensis -> Onychogalepsus capensisInfo
Galepsus capitatus (Saussure, 1869)Info
Galepsus damaranus -> Onychogalepsus damaranusInfo
Galepsus femoratus -> Onychogalepsus femoratusInfo
Galepsus focki -> Onychogalepsus fockiInfo
Galepsus intermedius -> Onychogalepsus intermediusInfo
Galepsus lenticularis (Saussure, 1872)Info
Galepsus letabaensis -> Onychogalepsus letabaensisInfo
Galepsus meridionalis (Saussure, 1872)Info
Galepsus pentheri -> Onychogalepsus pentheriInfo
Galepsus rhodesicus -> Onychogalepsus rhodesicusInfo
Galepsus tenuis (Stål, 1877)Info
Galepsus transvaalensis -> Onychogalepsus transvaalensisInfo
Galepsus ulricae -> Onychogalepsus ulricaeInfo
Galinthias amoena (Saussure, 1871)Info
Geothespis australis (Giglio-tos, 1916)Info
Gonypetella atrocephala (Beier, 1930)Info
Gonypetella australis (Giglio-tos, 1915)Info
Gonypetella deletrix (Rehn, 1927)Info
Gonypetella kilimandjarica (Sjöstedt, 1909)Info
Gonypetella kilimandjarica kilimandjarica (Sjostedt, 1909)Info
Gonypetella kilimandjarica similis -> Gonypetella kilimandjarica kilimandjaricaInfo
Gonypetella similis -> Gonypetella kilimandjaricaInfo
Species with HBack  Next  Top
Hapalogymnes gymnes (Rehn, 1927)Info
Hapalomantis orba (Stal, 1856)Info
Harpagomantis discolor (Stål, 1877)Info
Harpagomantis tricolor (Linné, 1758)Info
Hemiempusa capensis (Burmeister, 1838)Info
Hemiempusa fronticornis (Stoll, 1813)Info
Heterochaeta occidentalis (Beier, 1963)Info
Heterochaeta orientalis (Gerstaecker, 1883)Info
Heterochaeta reticulata (Roy, 1976)Info
Heterochaeta tenuipes -> Heterochaeta occidentalisInfo
Hoplocorypha bicornis (Deelemann-reinhold, 1957)Info
Hoplocorypha brevicollis (Beier, 1931)Info
Hoplocorypha dentata (Giglio-tos, 1916)Info
Hoplocorypha galeata (Saussure, 1870)Info
Hoplocorypha garuana (Giglio-tos, 1916)Twig prunerInfo
Hoplocorypha macra (Stål, 1856)Info
Hoplocorypha nana (Sjöstedt, 1909)Info
Hoplocorypha perplexa (Rehn, 1912)Info
Hoplocorypha saussurii (Giglio-tos, 1916)Info
Hoplocorypha striata (Beier, 1930)Info
Hoplocorypha turneri (Beier, 1930)Info
Hoplocoryphella grandis (Brancsik, 1895)Info
Species with IBack  Next  Top
Idolomorpha dentifrons (Saussure & Zehntner, 1895)Alien head mantisInfo
Ischnomantis fatiloqua (Stal, 1856)Info
Species with JBack  Next  Top
Junodia strigipennis (Westwood, 1889)Info
Species with LBack  Next  Top
Ligaria aberrans (Karny, 1908)Info
Ligaria affinis (Kaltenbach, 1996)Info
Ligaria brevicollis -> Ligaria quadrinotataInfo
Ligaria brevicollis brevicollis (Stal, 1877)Info
Ligaria brevicollis ignota (Kaltenbach, 1996)Info
Ligaria brevicollis umtalica -> Ligaria brevicollis brevicollisInfo
Ligaria dentata (Giglio-tos, 1915)Info
Ligaria diabolica (Beier, 1969)Info
Ligaria ignota ()Info
Ligaria inexpectata (Kaltenbach, 1996)Info
Ligaria quadrinotata (Chopard, 1914)Info
Ligariella bicornuta (Kaltenbach, 1996)Info
Ligariella gracilis (Karny, 1908)Info
Ligariella trigonalis (Saussure, 1899)Info
Ligentella beieri (Kaltenbach, 1996)Info
Species with MBack  Next  Top
Mantis religiosa (Linnaeus, 1758)European MantisSite
Mantis religiosa eichleri (Bazyluk, 1960)Info
Mantis religiosa religiosa (Linné, 1758)Info
Miomantis acuticeps (Beier, 1969)Info
Miomantis aequalis (Rehn, 1904)Info
Miomantis australis -> Miomantis exilisInfo
Miomantis binotata (Giglio-tos, 1911)African Pinstripe MantisInfo
Miomantis brachyptera (Saussure, 1899)Info
Miomantis brevipennis (Saussure, 1872)Info
Miomantis buettneri (Giglio-tos, 1911)Info
Miomantis caffra -> Miomantis monachaSouth African mantisInfo
Miomantis coxalis (Saussure, 1898)Info
Miomantis exilis (Giglio-tos, 1911)Info
Miomantis fenestrata (Fabricius, 1781)Info
Miomantis helenae (Giglio-tos, 1914)Info
Miomantis kibweziana (Giglio-tos, 1911)Info
Miomantis lacualis (Giglio-tos, 1911)Info
Miomantis minuta (Giglio-tos, 1911)Info
Miomantis misana (Giglio-tos, 1911)Info
Miomantis moerana (Giglio-tos, 1917)Info
Miomantis monacha (Fabricius, 1787)Info
Miomantis natalica (Beier, 1930)Info
Miomantis paykulli (Stål, 1871)Info
Miomantis prasina (Burmeister, 1838)Info
Miomantis quadripunctata (Saussure, 1898)Info
Miomantis saussurei (Schulthess-rechberg, 1899)Info
Miomantis semialata (Saussure, 1872)Info
Species with NBack  Next  Top
Namamantis cruciata (Beier, 1953)Info
Namamantis nigropunctata (Kaltenbach, 1996)Info
Neocilnia gracilis (Beier, 1930)Info
Nothgalepsus planivertex ()Info
Nothogalepsus planivertex (Beier, 1953)Info
Species with OBack  Next  Top
Omomantis zebrata (Charpentier, 1843)Info
Onychogalepsus capitata ()Info
Onychogalepsus damaranus (Giglio-tos, 1911)Info
Onychogalepsus femoratus (Giglio-tos, 1911)Info
Onychogalepsus focki (Werner, 1923)Info
Onychogalepsus intermedius ()Info
Onychogalepsus letabaensis ()Info
Onychogalepsus meridionalis ()Info
Onychogalepsus orientalis ()Info
Onychogalepsus pentheri ()Info
Onychogalepsus transvaalensis ()Info
Onychogalepsus ulricae ()Info
Onychogalepsus zambesicus (Giglio-tos, 1911)Info
Otomantis scutigera (Bolivar, 1890)Info
Oxyothespis meridionalis (Kaltenbach, 1996)Firtree borerInfo
Oxypiloidea margarethae -> Oxypiloidea tridensInfo
Oxypiloidea subcornuta (Westwood, 1889)Info
Oxypiloidea tridens (Saussure, 1872)Info
Oxypilus capensis -> Oxypilus villiersiInfo
Oxypilus inscriptus (Beier, 1955)Info
Oxypilus nasutus (Fabricius, 1787)Info
Oxypilus transvalensis -> Oxypilus villiersiInfo
Oxypilus villiersi (Roy, 1966)Info
Species with PBack  Next  Top
Paramantis natalensis (Stal, 1856)Info
Paramantis prasina (Audinet-serville, 1839)Info
Paramantis sacra (Thunberg, 1815)Info
Paramantis viridis (Saussure, 1872)Info
Parasphendale costalis (Kirby, 1904)Info
Parasphendale stali (Sjostedt, 1930)Info
Parentella laticollis (Karny, 1908)Info
Phyllocrania paradoxa (Burmeister, 1838)Ghost MantisInfo
Polyspilota aeruginosa (Goeze, 1778)Madagascan Marbled MantisInfo
Polyspilota caffra (Westwood, 1889)Info
Polyspilota caffra transvaaliana (Giglio-tos, 1911)Info
Polyspilota magna (Giglio-tos, 1911)Info
Popa spurca -> Popa undataAfrican twig mantisInfo
Popa spurca spurca (Stal, 1856)Info
Popa spurca undata -> Popa spurca spurcaInfo
Popa undata ()Info
Pseudocreobotra ocellata (Palisot, 1805)Ocellated Spiny Flower MantisInfo
Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii (Stål, 1871)Walhbergis Spiny Flower MantisInfo
Pseudodystacta braueri (Karny, 1908)Info
Pyrgomantis fasciata (Giglio-tos, 1917)Info
Pyrgomantis fasciata fasciata ()Info
Pyrgomantis nasuta (Thunberg, 1784)Info
Pyrgomantis rhodesica (Giglio-tos, 1917)Info
Pyrgomantis simillima (Beier, 1954)Info
Pyrgomantis simillima simillima (Beier, 1954)Info
Pyrgomantis singularis (Gerstaecker, 1869)Info
Species with RBack  Next  Top
Rhomboderella scutata (Bolivar, 1889)Info
Rogermantis nalalensis -> Rogermantis natalensisInfo
Rogermantis natalensis (Kaltenbach, 1996)Info
Rogermantis royi -> Dystactula griseaInfo
Species with SBack  Next  Top
Solygia sulcatifrons (Serville, 1839)Info
Sphodromantis gastrica (Stål, 1858)Common Green MantisInfo
Sphodromantis gracilis (Lombardo, 1991)Info
Sphodromantis lineola (Burmeister, 1838)African Praying MantisInfo
Sphodromantis lineola lineola (Burmeister, 1838)Info
Sphodromantis occidentalis -> Sphodromantis gastricaInfo
Sphodromantis viridis (Forskal, 1775)African mantisInfo
Sphodromantis viridis occidentalis (Werner, 1906)Info
Stenopyga rhodesiaca (Beier, 1973)Info
Species with TBack  Next  Top
Tarachina constricta (Werner, 1923)Info
Tarachina raphidioides (Werner, 1907)Info
Tarachina schultzei (Karny, 1908)Info
Tarachina transvaalensis (Beier, 1953)Info
Tarachodes beieri (Kaltenbach, 1996)Info
Tarachodes bicornis (Giglio-tos, 1911)Two-horned MantisInfo
Tarachodes bispinosus -> Chiropacha smithiInfo
Tarachodes circuliferoides (Kaltenbach, 1996)Info
Tarachodes dives (Saussure, 1869)Info
Tarachodes gigas (Sjostedt, 1930)Info
Tarachodes insidiator (Wood-mason, 1882)Info
Tarachodes lucubrans (Burchell, 1822)Info
Tarachodes maurus (Saussure, 1871)Info
Tarachodes namibiensis (Kaltenbach, 1996)Info
Tarachodes natalensis -> Tarachodes vitreusInfo
Tarachodes nubifer (Sjostedt, 1930)Info
Tarachodes okahandyanus (Giglio-tos, 1911)Info
Tarachodes pujoli sanctus ()Info
Tarachodes sanctus (Saussure, 1871)Info
Tarachodes thomseni (Werner, 1923)Info
Taumantis globiceps (Beier, 1969)Info
Tenodera australasiae (Leach, 1814)Purple-winged MantisInfo
Tenodera superstitiosa (Fabricius, 1781)Info
Tenodera superstitiosa bokiana (Giglio-tos, 1907)Info
Tenodera superstitiosa superstitiosa (Fabricius, 1781)Info
Species with ZBack  Top
Zouza radiosa (Giglio-tos, 1907)Info
249 Species in Mantodea for Southern Africa listed
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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

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