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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: Orthoderinae
Genus: Orthodera
Species (9): O. australiana – O. burmeisteri – O. gracilis – O. gunni – O. insularis – O. ministralis – O. novaezealandiae – O. rubrocoxata – O. timorensis

Orthodera Burmeister, 1838

Primary references

Burmeister 1838: Handb. Ent., 2 (2) no. 1, 529.


Nomenclator Zoologicus

Orthodera is a genus of praying mantises that can be found in Australia and Southeast Asia, with one species (Orthodera novaezealandiae) said to be the only native species of mantis of New Zealand.[1][2]

Orthodera australiana Giglio-Tos, 1917 Australia, New Zealand?[3]
Orthodera burmeisteri Wood-Mason, 1889 Australia, New Zealand?, New Guinea, Micronesia
Orthodera gracilis Giglio-Tos, 1917 Australia
Orthodera gunnii Le Guillou, 1841 Australia, Tasmania
Orthodera insularis Beier, 1952 Sumba
Orthodera ministralis Fabricius, 1775 (garden mantis) Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii
Orthodera novaezealandiae Colenso, 1882 (New Zealand mantis) New Zealand
Orthodera rubrocoxata Serville, 1839 Australia
Orthodera timorensis Werner, 1933 Timor

See also

List of mantis genera and species


Ramsay, G. W. 1990. Mantodea (Insecta) with a review of aspects of functional morphology and biology. Fauna of New Zealand. ISBN 0-477-02581-1. Published 13 June 1990. genus Orthodera Burmeister, 1838
[1] Texas A&M University

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