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Superregnum: Eukaryota
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: Sibyllidae
Genus: Sibylla
Species: S. dives – S. dolosa – S. gratiosa – S. griffinii – S. limbata – S. maculosa – S. marmorata – S. operosa – S. pannulata – S. polyacantha – S. pretiosa – S. punctata – S. vanderplaetseni

Sibylla Stål, 1856

Stål, C. 1856. Sibylla. Öfversigt af Kongl. Vetenskaps-Akademiens Förhandlingar 13: 168. Reference page.

Sibylla[1] is a genus of mantises in the family Hymenopodidae[2] and characteristic of the subfamily Sibyllinae.


Sibylla species have a long and thin prothorax with lateral and dorsal projections. The head bears an erect process with four sideways spikes.[3]

The Mantodea Species File lists:[4]

Subgenus Sibylla

Sibylla dives (Giglio-Tos, 1915)
Sibylla dolosa (Roy, 1975)
Sibylla gratiosa (Rehn, 1912)
Sibylla limbata (Giglio-Tos, 1915)
Sibylla maculosa (Roy, 1996)
Sibylla marmorata (Roy, 1996)
Sibylla polyacantha (Gerstaecker, 1889)
Sibylla pretiosa (Stål, 1856) - type species

Subgenus Sibyllopsis

Sibylla griffinii (Giglio-Tos, 1915)
Sibylla operosa (Roy, 1996)
Sibylla pannulata (Karsch 1894)
Sibylla punctata (Roy, 1996)
Sibylla vanderplaetseni (Roy, 1963)

See also

List of mantis genera and species


Stål C (1856) Ofvers. K. VetensAkad. Forh. Stockh. 13: 168.
ITIS Catalogue of Life
Picker, Mike; et al. (2004). Field Guide to Insects of South Africa. Cape Town: Struik Publishers. p. 66. ISBN 978-1-77007-061-5. Genus: Sibylla

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