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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

Familia: Mantidae
Subfamilia: Mantinae
Tribus: Mantini
Genus: Mantis
Species: M. beieri – M. callifera – M. carinata – M. dilaticollis – M. emortualis – M. griveaudi – M. indica – M. insignis – M. macroalata – M. macrocephala – M. octospilota – M. pia – M. religiosa – M. splendida – M. tricolor
Name

Mantis Linnaeus, 1758

Type species: Gryllus religiosus Linnaeus, 1758

References
Primary references

Linnaeus, C. 1758. Systema Naturae per regna tria naturæ, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis, Tomus I. Editio decima, reformata. Holmiæ: impensis direct. Laurentii Salvii. i–ii, 1–824 pp DOI: 10.5962/bhl.title.542: 425. Reference page.

Links

Mantis Taxon details on Fauna Europaea
Mantis in the Mantodea Species File database, accessed on 13/10/2013.
ZooBank: B1EBB78A-5FD6-45BC-96CA-B37B263959C0

Vernacular names
Ελληνικά: Αλογάκι της Παναγίας
hrvatski: Bogolmojka

The genus Mantis is in the family Mantidae, of the mantis order Mantodea.

Some of its species have the common name "praying mantis".

Species

Mantis is a small genus of mantises, which includes 9 species (others are synonyms):[1]

Mantis beieri Roy, 1999 – Democratic Republic of the Congo
Mantis callifera Wood-Mason, 1882
Mantis carinata Cosmovici, 1888
Mantis dilaticollis Gistel, 1856
Mantis emortualis Saussure, 1869
Mantis griveaudi Paulian, 1958
Mantis insignis Beier, 1954 – Angola, Guinea, Congo
Mantis macroalata Lindt, 1973[2] – Tajikistan
Mantis macrocephala Lindt, 1974 – Tajikistan
Mantis octospilota Westwood, 1889 — "eight-spotted mantis", or "blackbarrel mantid", Australia
Mantis pia Serville, 1839
Mantis religiosa (Linnaeus, 1758) — European mantis, or "praying mantis"
Brown adult female Mantis religiosa

Brown adult female Mantis religiosa
Mantis splendida de Haan, 1842
Mantis tricolor Linne, 1767

See also

African mantises — in other genera.
European mantis
List of mantis genera and species (incomplete)

References

*Otte D., Spearman L. and Stiewe M.B.D Mantidae in Mantodea Species File Online. Version 1.0/3.5
Mantodea database

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