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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: Hymenopodidae
Subfamily: Acromantinae
Genus: Heliomantis

Heliomantis is an Asian genus of praying mantids in the family Hymenopodidae, subfamily Hymenopodinae. The genus is monotypic.[2][3][4]


The genus contains only one valid species:[2][3][4]

Heliomantis elegans (Navás, 1904) (lectotype: NE India & Nepal; also recorded in Bhutan)[3]


Heliomantis latipennis Werner, 1930 from Sarawak, Borneo, has been transferred to the new genus Werneriana due to its "highly divergent morphology".[3]

Males measure 32–37 mm (1.3–1.5 in) and females 47–54 mm (1.9–2.1 in) in total length. Living specimens are predominantly green in color. The head is triangular. The pronotum is moderately lender. The forelegs are typical of praying mantises. The abdomen is wide; the wings far surpass the end of abdomen.[3]

Heliomantis latipennis appears to prefer mountain forests and has been recorded at elevations of 1,600–2,150 m (5,250–7,050 ft) above sea level.[3]

Giglio-Tos (1915) Boll. Musei Zool. Anat. comp. R. Univ. Torino 30(702): 2.
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Shcherbakov, Evgeny; Ehrmann, Reinhard; Borer, Matthias (2016). "Revision of the genus Heliomantis Giglio-Tos 1915 (Insecta: Mantodea: Hymenopodidae)". Annales de la Société entomologique de France. N.S. 52 (3): 135–149. doi:10.1080/00379271.2016.1220264.
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