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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Supercohort: Polyneoptera
Cohort: Dictyoptera
Ordo: Mantodea
Subordo: Eumantodea
Infraordo: Schizomantodea
Parvordo: Artimantodea
Nanordo: Cernomantodea

Familia: Hymenopodidae
Subfamiliae: AcromantinaeHymenopodinaeOxypilinae – Phyllocraniinae – Phyllothelyinae – Sibyllinae
Acromantinae - Epaphroditinae - Hymenopodinae -


Hymenopodidae Giglio-Tos, 1927

Hymenopodidae – Taxon details on Catalogue of Life (COL).

Vernacular names
中文: 花螳科

Hymenopodidae is a family of the order Mantodea (mantises), which contains six subfamilies. Some of the species in this family mimic flowers and are found camouflaged among them; these are called flower mantises. Their coloration is aggressive mimicry, luring prey to approach close enough to be seized and eaten.

Subfamilies, tribes and genera

The Mantodea Species File[1] lists:

Auth: Giglio-Tos, 1919

tribe Acromantini
Acromantis Saussure, 1870
Ambivia Stal, 1877
Citharomantis Rehn, 1909
Majangella Giglio-Tos, 1915
Metacromantis Beier, 1930
Oligomantis Giglio-Tos, 1915
Parapsychomantis Shcherbakov, 2017
Psychomantis Giglio-Tos, 1915
Rhomantis Giglio-Tos, 1915
tribe Otomantini
Anasigerpes Giglio-Tos, 1915
Chrysomantis Giglio-Tos, 1915
Otomantis Bolivar, 1890
Oxypiloidea Schulthess, 1898


Auth: Giglio-Tos, 1919

tribe Anaxarchini
Anaxarcha Stal, 1877
Euantissa Giglio-Tos, 1927
Heliomantis Giglio-Tos, 1915
Nemotha Wood-Mason, 1884
Odontomantis Saussure, 1871
Werneriana Shcherbakov, Ehrmann & Borer, 2016
tribe Hymenopodini
Chlidonoptera Karsch, 1892
Chloroharpax Werner, 1908
Creobroter (Westwood, 1889)
Helvia Stal, 1877
Hymenopus (Serville, 1831)
Panurgica Karsch, 1896
Pseudocreobotra Saussure, 1870
Theopropus Saussure, 1898


Auth: Giglio-Tos, 1919

tribe Hestiasulini
Astyliasula Schwarz & Shcherbakov, 2017
Catestiasula Giglio-Tos, 1915
Ephestiasula Giglio-Tos, 1915
Hestiasula Saussure, 1871
Pseudohestiasula' Schwarz & Shcherbakov, 2017
tribe Oxypilini
Ceratomantis Wood-Mason, 1876
Junodia Schulthess-Rechberg, 1899
Oxypilus Serville, 1831
Pachymantis Saussure, 1871
Pseudoxypilus Giglio-Tos, 1915



Phyllocrania Burmeister, 1838

Ceratocrania macra

South-East Asia:

tribe Parablepharini
Parablepharis Saussure, 1870
tribe Phyllothelyini
Ceratocrania Westwood, 1889
Phyllothelys Wood-Mason, 1877



Leptosibylla Roy, 1996
Presibylla Bolivar, 1908
Sibylla Stal, 1856

NB: The Epaphroditinae Giglio-Tos, 1915 (from the Caribbean) are now placed in a separate family Epaphroditidae.

See also

List of mantis genera and species


Daniel Otte, Lauren Spearman, Martin B.D. Stiewe, David C. Eades Mantodea Species File - Version 5.0 (retrieved 8 October 2018)

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