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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Supergroup: 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: Liturgusidae
Genus: Liturgusa
Species: L. algorei – L. bororum – L. cameroni – L. cura – L. dominica – L. fossetti – L. kirtlandi – L. krattorum – L. manausensis – L. maroni – L. milleri – L. neblina – L. purus – L. stiewei – L. tessae – L. trinidadensis – L. zoae – ...
Name

Liturgusa Saussure, 1869

Original spelling: Liturgousa

References

Svenson, G.J. 2014: Revision of the Neotropical bark mantis genus Liturgusa Saussure, 1869 (Insecta, Mantodea, Liturgusini). ZooKeys 390: 1-214. DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.390.6661 Reference page.
Svenson, G.J. 2014: Liturgusa Saussure, 1869 (Insecta, Mantodea, LITURGUSIDAE): conservation as a justified emendation. Bulletin of zoological nomenclature 71(1): 60-66. Abstract Reference page.

Liturgusa is the type genus of praying mantises of the family Liturgusidae.[1] The genus consists of more than twenty species with a Neotropical distribution.[2]

The behaviour of Liturgusa species is remarkable in that, in contrast to other mantises, they do not ambush their prey, but use an active hunting method at high walking speed.[3]
Species

The Mantodea Species File[1] lists:

Liturgusa actuosa Rehn, 1951
Liturgusa algorei Svenson, 2014
Liturgusa bororum Svenson, 2014
Liturgusa cameroni Svenson, 2014
Liturgusa cayennensis Saussure, 1869 - type species
Liturgusa charpentieri Giglio-Tos, 1927
Liturgusa cura Svenson, 2014
Liturgusa cursor Rehn, 1951
Liturgusa dominica Svenson, 2014
Liturgusa fossetti Svenson, 2014
Liturgusa guyanensis La Greca, 1939
Liturgusa kirtlandi Svenson, 2014
Liturgusa krattorum Svenson, 2014
Liturgusa lichenalis Gerstaecker, 1889
Liturgusa manausensis Svenson, 2014
Liturgusa maroni Svenson, 2014
Liturgusa maya Saussure & Zehntner, 1894
Liturgusa milleri Svenson, 2014
Liturgusa neblina Svenson, 2014
Liturgusa nubeculosa Gerstaecker, 1889
Liturgusa purus Svenson, 2014
Liturgusa stiewei Svenson, 2014
Liturgusa tessae Svenson, 2014
Liturgusa trinidadensis Svenson, 2014
Liturgusa zoae Svenson, 2014

References

Mantodea Species File (Version 5.0/5.0 retrieved 04 July 2021)
Svenson, Gavin J. (2014). "Revision of the Neotropical bark mantis genus Liturgusa Saussure, 1869 (Insecta, Mantodea, Liturgusini)". ZooKeys (390): 1–214. doi:10.3897/zookeys.390.6661. PMC 3978261. PMID 24715776.
"Nineteen Speedy New Praying Mantis Species Discovered from Central and South America". Entomology Today. Entomological Society of America. 19 March 2014.

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