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Distribution path and Subregions of West Africa (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Africa - West Africa
Subregions: Benin, Burkina Faso, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo
Taxonomy for Mantodea (Praying mantis) in West Africa
Class
West Africa
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 483 families, 7167 genera, 27214 species
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Subclass
West Africa
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 477 families, 7152 genera, 27179 species
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Infraclass
West Africa
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 458 families, 7034 genera, 26753 species
Tree
Superorder
West Africa
Polyneoptera (Martynov, 1923)
 54 families, 603 genera, 1604 species
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Order
West Africa
Mantodea (Burmeister, 1838) (Praying mantis) - Systematics
 11 families, 80 genera, 240 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
West Africa
    Mantoidea (Handlirsch, 1903)
     2 families, 45 genera, 145 species

Family overview for Mantodea (Praying mantis) in West Africa
Amorphoscelidae (Stål, 1877) - 23 Species
Empusidae (Burmeister, 1838) - 9 Species
Eremiaphilidae (Wood-mason, 1889) - 15 Species
Hymenopodidae (Giglio-tos, 1919) - 49 Species
Iridopterygidae (Giglio-tos, 1919) - 6 Species
Liturgusidae (Giglio-tos, 1919) - 7 Species
Mantidae (Burmeister, 1838) - 96 SpeciesMantids
Sibyllidae (Stål, 1872) - 1 Species
Tarachodidae (Handlirsch, 1930) - 25 Species
Thespidae (Giglio-tos, 1919) - 4 Species
Toxoderidae (Giglio-tos, 1919) - 5 Species
11 Families with 240 Species in West Africa


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Species overview - Checklist for Mantodea in West Africa
Species with ANext  
Achlaena grandis (Westwood, 1889)Info
Acithespis gigas (Giglio-tos, 1916)Info
Alalomantis muta (Wood-mason, 1889)Cameroon MantisInfo
Amorphoscelis ascalaphoides -> Maculatoscelis ascalaphoidesInfo
Amorphoscelis chopardi (Roy, 1962)Info
Amorphoscelis elegans (Giglio-tos, 1913)Info
Amorphoscelis gnffini ()Info
Amorphoscelis grisea (Giglio-tos, 1931)Info
Amorphoscelis lagrecai -> Caudatoscelis lagrecaiInfo
Amorphoscelis lamottei (Roy, 1963)Info
Amorphoscelis laxeretis (Karsch, 1894)Info
Amorphoscelis maculata -> Maculatoscelis maculataInfo
Amorphoscelis nigriventer (Beier, 1930)Info
Amorphoscelis pallida (Giglio-tos, 1913)Info
Amorphoscelis pulchra (Bolivar, 1908)Info
Amorphoscelis punctata (Bolivar, 1908)Info
Amorphoscelis simulans -> Gigliotoscelis simulansInfo
Amorphoscelis tigrina (Giglio-tos, 1913)Info
Anasigerpes amieti (Roy, 1963)Info
Anasigerpes bifasciata (Giglio-tos, 1915)Info
Anasigerpes heydeni (Werner, 1908)Info
Anasigerpes nigripes (Roy, 1964)Info
Anasigerpes unifasciata (Roy, 1979)Info
Species with BBack  Next  Top
Belomantis helenae (Giglio-tos, 1914)Info
Blepharodes parumspinosus (Beier, 1930)Info
Blepharopsis mendica (Fabricius, 1775)Arab MantisInfo
Blepharopsis mendica mendica (Fabricius, 1775)Info
Blepharopsis mendica nuda (Giglio-tos, 1917)Info
Bolivaroscelis werneri (Roy, 1962)Info
Species with CBack  Next  Top
Calamothespis adusta (Werner, 1907)Info
Calamothespis condamini (Roy, 1969)Info
Calamothespis vuattouxi (Gillon & Roy, 1968)Info
Calospilota calabarica (Westwood, 1889)Info
Calospilota duchaillui (Rehn, 1960)Info
Calospilota guineensis (Giglio-tos, 1917)Info
Calospilota lolodorfana ()Info
Calospilota misana ()Info
Catasigerpes camerunensis -> Catasigerpes margarethaeInfo
Catasigerpes granulatus (Roy, 1965)Info
Catasigerpes margarethae (Werner, 1912)Info
Catasigerpes nigericus (Giglio-tos, 1915)Info
Catasigerpes occidentalis (Wood-mason, 1879)Info
Catasigerpes toganus (Giglio-tos, 1915)Info
Cataspilota calabarica (Westwood, 1889)Info
Cataspilota misana (Giglio-tos, 1911)Info
Caudatoscelis lagrecai (Roy, 1964)Info
Caudatoscelis marmorata (Roy, 1965)Info
Chiropacha saussurei ()Info
Chlidonoptera chopardi (Karsch, 1892)Info
Chlidonoptera lestoni (Roy & Leston, 1975)Info
Chloroharpax modesta (Gerstaecker, 1883)Nigerian Flower MantisInfo
Chrysomantis cachani (Roy, 1964)Info
Chrysomantis girardi (Gillon & Roy, 1968)Info
Chrysomantis speciosa (Giglio-tos, 1915)Info
Chrysomantis tessmanni (Werner, 1928)Info
Chrysomantis tristis -> Chrysomantis tessmanniInfo
Compsothespis occidentalis (Sjostedt, 1930)Info
Congoharpax aberrans (Roy, 1963)Info
Congoharpax judithae (Roy, 1972)Info
Species with DBack  Next  Top
Dactylopteryx flexuosa (Karsch, 1892)Info
Danuria buchholzi (Gerstaecker, 1883)Info
Dilatempusa aegyptiaca (Giglio-tos, 1917)Info
Species with EBack  Next  Top
Elaea marchali (Reich & Fairmaire, 1847)Info
Epitenodera brevipennis ()Info
Epitenodera herbacea (Serville, 1839)Info
Epitenodera houyi (Werner, 1928)Info
Epitenodera nimbana ()Info
Eremiaphila denticollis (Lucas, 1855)Info
Eremiaphila denticollis denticollis (Lucas, 1855)Info
Eremiaphila maculata ()Info
Eremiaphila maculipennis (Chopard, 1940)Info
Eremiaphila monodi (Chopard, 1941)Info
Eremiaphila moreli (Bolivar, 1886)Info
Eremiaphila moreli maculata (Morales, 1947)Info
Eremiaphila moreli moreli ()Info
Eremiaphila murati (Chopard, 1940)Info
Eremiaphila rectangulata (Chopard, 1941)Info
Eremiaphila reticulata (Chopard, 1941)Info
Eremiaphila typhon (Lefèbvre, 1835)Info
Eremiaphila voltaensis (Sjostedt, 1930)Info
Species with GBack  Next  Top
Galepsus affinis (Giglio-tos, 1911)Info
Galepsus buettneri (Giglio-tos, 1911)Info
Galepsus feae (Giglio-tos, 1911)Info
Galepsus konakrynus (Giglio-tos, 1911)Info
Galepsus laticeps -> Galepsus affinisInfo
Galepsus toganus -> Paragalepsus toganusInfo
Galinthias amoena (Saussure, 1871)Info
Galinthias occidentalis (Beier, 1930)Info
Galinthias occidentals ()Info
Gigliotoscelis simulans (Giglio-tos, 1913)Info
Gonypetella ivoirensis (Gillon & Roy, 1969)Info
Species with HBack  Next  Top
Hapalomantis rhombochir (Werner, 1908)Info
Hemiempusa capensis (Burmeister, 1838)Info
Heterochaeta bernardii (Roy, 1972)Info
Heterochaeta girardi (Roy, 1975)Info
Heterochaeta kumari (Roy, 1975)Info
Heterochaeta occidentalis (Beier, 1963)Info
Heterochaeta pantherina (Saussure, 1872)Info
Heterochaeta strachani (Kirby, 1904)Info
Heterochaeta tenuipes -> Heterochaeta occidentalisInfo
Heteronutarsus albipennis (Chopard, 1941)Info
Heteronutarsus zolotarevskyi (Chopard, 1940)Info
Hoplocorypha distinguenda (Beier, 1930)Info
Hoplocorypha garuana (Giglio-tos, 1916)Twig prunerInfo
Hoplocorypha lobata (Roy, 1969)Info
Hoplocorypha nigerica (Beier, 1930)Info
Hypsicorypha gracilis (Burmeister, 1838)Info
Species with IBack  Next  Top
Idolomorpha lateralis (Burmeister, 1838)Info
Idolomorpha spinifrons -> Idolomorpha lateralisInfo
Iris senegalensis (Beier, 1931)Info
Ischnomantis gigas (Saussure, 1870)Info
Ischnomantis werneri (Giglio-tos, 1916)Info
Species with JBack  Next  Top
Junodia lameyi (Beier, 1942)Info
Species with LBack  Next  Top
Leptocola fragilis (Giglio-tos, 1916)Info
Leptocola gracillima (Gerstaecker, 1883)Info
Leptocola phthisica (Saussure, 1869)Info
Leptocola stanleyana (Westwood, 1889)Info
Ligaria clara (Serville, 1839)Info
Ligaria senegalensis (Roy, 1961)Info
Species with MBack  Next  Top
Macrodanuria elongata (Borre, 1883)Info
Maculatoscelis ascalaphoides (Bolivar, 1908)Info
Maculatoscelis gilloni (Roy, 1964)Info
Maculatoscelis maculata (Roy, 1965)Info
Mantis beieri (Roy, 1999)Info
Mantis eichleri ()Info
Mantis insignis (Beier, 1954)Info
Mantis religiosa (Linnaeus, 1758)European MantisSite
Mantis religiosa eichleri (Bazyluk, 1960)Info
Melomantis africana (Werner, 1906)Info
Metagalepsus occidentalis (Roy, 1972)Info
Metagalepsus stramineus (Sjostedt, 1930)Info
Miomantis aurea (Giglio-tos, 1917)Info
Miomantis binotata (Giglio-tos, 1911)African Pinstripe MantisInfo
Miomantis bintumanensis (Roy, 1971)Info
Miomantis lamtoensis (Gillon & Roy, 1968)Info
Miomantis milmilena (Giglio-tos, 1917)Info
Miomantis misana (Giglio-tos, 1911)Info
Miomantis paykullii (Stal, 1871)Egyptian mantisInfo
Miomantis pellucida (Saussure, 1870)Info
Miomantis rouxi (Werner, 1926)Info
Miomantis scabricollis (Gerstaecker, 1883)Info
Miomantis togana ()Info
Species with NBack  Next  Top
Negromantis modesta (Giglio-tos, 1915)Info
Nilomantis edmundsi (Roy & Leston, 1975)Info
Nilomantis floweri (Werner, 1907)Info
Species with OBack  Next  Top
Oxyothespis alata (Chopard, 1950)Info
Oxyothespis brevipennis (Beier, 1930)Info
Oxyothespis flavipennis (Chopard, 1941)Info
Oxyothespis longicollis (Beier, 1931)Info
Oxyothespis longipennis (Chopard, 1941)Info
Oxyothespis senegalensis (Saussure, 1870)Info
Oxypilus annulatus (Serville, 1831)Info
Oxypilus cherlonneixi (Roy, 1999)Info
Oxypilus descampsi (Roy, 1966)Info
Oxypilus distinctus -> Oxypilus annulatusGambian boxer mantisInfo
Oxypilus enei (Roy, 1966)Info
Oxypilus flavicoxa (Roy, 1964)Info
Oxypilus gillonae (Roy, 1966)Info
Oxypilus guentheri (Roy, 1966)Info
Oxypilus hamatus (Roy, 1966)Info
Oxypilus lamottei (Roy, 1966)Info
Oxypilus pallidus (Roy, 1966)Info
Oxypilus villiersi (Roy, 1966)Info
Species with PBack  Next  Top
Panurgica compressicollis (Saussure, 1898)Info
Panurgica duplex (Karsch, 1896)Info
Panurgica feae (Griffini, 1907)Info
Panurgica fratercula (Rehn, 1912)Info
Panurgica liberiana (Rehn, 1912)Info
Panurgica mende (Rehn, 1949)Info
Paragalepsus bassari (Roy, 1972)Info
Paragalepsus nigericus (Beier, 1930)Info
Paragalepsus toganus (Giglio-tos, 1911)Info
Paramantis prasina (Audinet-serville, 1839)Info
Paramantis togana (Giglio-tos, 1912)Info
Paramorphoscelis gondokorensis (Werner, 1907)Info
Parentella major (Giglio-tos, 1915)Info
Paroxyophthalmus nigericus (Giglio-tos, 1917)Info
Paroxyophthalmus savatieri (Rochebrune, 1883)Info
Phyllocrania paradoxa (Burmeister, 1838)Ghost MantisInfo
Plistospilota gasconi (Rochebrune, 1884)Info
Plistospilota guineensis (Roy, 1965)Info
Plistospilota maxima (Giglio-tos, 1917)Info
Plistospilota nigerica (Giglio-tos, 1917)Info
Plistospilota validissima (Gerstaecker, 1883)Info
Polyspilota aeruginosa (Goeze, 1778)Madagascan Marbled MantisInfo
Popa spurca -> Popa undataAfrican twig mantisInfo
Popa spurca spurca (Stal, 1856)Info
Popa undata ()Info
Presibylla speciosa (Roy, 1996)Info
Prohierodula laticollis (Karsch, 1892)Info
Prohierodula ornatipennis (Bolivar, 1893)Info
Pseudocreobotra ocellata (Palisot, 1805)Ocellated Spiny Flower MantisInfo
Pseudoharpax francoisi (Bolivar, 1908)Info
Pseudoharpax ugandanus (Giglio-tos, 1915)Info
Pseudoharpax virescens (Serville, 1839)Gambian Spotted-eye Flower MantisInfo
Pseudoharpax virescens virescens (Serville, 1839)Info
Pyrgomantis jonesi (Kirby, 1904)Info
Pyrgomantis pallida (Giglio-tos, 1917)Info
Species with RBack  Next  Top
Rivetina baetica tenuidentata (La Greca & Lombardo, 1982)Info
Rivetina tenuidentata ()Info
Species with SBack  Next  Top
Severinia granulata (Saussure, 1870)Info
Solygia sulcatifrons (Serville, 1839)Info
Sphodromantis annobonensis (Llorente, 1967)Info
Sphodromantis aurea (Giglio-tos, 1917)Congo Green MantisInfo
Sphodromantis barbara ()Info
Sphodromantis congica (Beier, 1931)Congo MantisInfo
Sphodromantis conspicua (La Greca, 1967)Info
Sphodromantis elegans (Sjöstedt, 1930)Info
Sphodromantis gastrica (Stål, 1858)Common Green MantisInfo
Sphodromantis gracilicollis (Beier, 1930)Info
Sphodromantis lineola (Burmeister, 1838)African Praying MantisInfo
Sphodromantis lineola lineola (Burmeister, 1838)Info
Sphodromantis occidentalis -> Sphodromantis gastricaInfo
Sphodromantis royi (La Greca, 1967)Info
Sphodromantis viridis (Forskal, 1775)African mantisInfo
Sphodromantis viridis barbara (La Greca, 1967)Info
Sphodromantis viridis occidentalis (Werner, 1906)Info
Sphodromantis viridis viridis (Forskal, 1775)Info
Statilia apicalis (Saussure, 1871)Info
Stenopyga extera (Karsch, 1892)Info
Stenopyga ziela (Roy, 1963)Info
Species with TBack  Top
Tarachina occidentalis (Giglio-tos, 1915)Info
Tarachodella monticola (Giglio-tos, 1917)Info
Tarachodes afzelii (Stal, 1871)Tanzanian Ground MantisInfo
Tarachodes dissimulator -> Tarachodes vitreusInfo
Tarachodes gerstaeckeri -> Tarachodes vitreusInfo
Tarachodes griseus (Giglio-tos, 1911)Info
Tarachodes robustus (Beier, 1930)Info
Tarachodes saussurei -> Chiropacha saussureiInfo
Tarachodes vitreus (La Greca, 1950)Info
Tenodera superstitiosa (Fabricius, 1781)Info
Tenodera superstitiosa superstitiosa (Fabricius, 1781)Info
Theopompella aurivillii (Sjöstedt, 1900)Info
Theopompella chopardi (Roy, 1963)Info
Theopompella elegans (La Greca & Lombardo, 1993)Info
Theopompella fusca (Giglio-tos, 1917)Info
Theopompella heterochroa (Gerstaecker, 1883)Info
Theopompella westwoodi (Kirby, 1904)Info
Tismomorpha inexpectata (La Greca, 1966)Info
Toxodera denticulata (Serville, 1837)Info
240 Species in Mantodea for West 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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