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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: Mantidae
Subfamilia: Mantinae
Tribus: Polyspilotini
Genus: Tenodera
Species: T. acuticauda – T. angustipennis – T. aridifolia – T. australasiae – T. brevipennis – T. capitata – T. caudafissilis – T. chloreudeta – T. costalis – T. equatoriana – T. fasciata – T. gambiensis – T. herbacea – T. houyi – T. intermedia – T. iringana – T. nimbana – T. parasinensis – T. philippina – T. rungsi – T. sinensis – T. stotzneri – T. superstitiosa

Tenodera Burmeister, 1838

Epitenodera Giglio-Tos, 1911
Paratenodera Giglio-Tos, 1912


Jensen, D.; Svenson, G.J.; Song, H.; Whiting, M.F. 2009: Phylogeny and evolution of male genitalia within the praying mantis genus Tenodera (Mantodea: Mantidae). Invertebrate systematics, 23: 409–421. DOI: 10.1071/IS09004

Tenodera[1] is a genus of mantis in the family Mantidae which contains several species of praying mantises. The species in this genus can be found primarily in Africa, Asia and Australia, but also North America.[2]


Specifically, mantids in this genus can be identified by their mid and hind femora which contain an apical spine.

The following species are recognised in the genus Tenodera:[2]

Tenodera acuticauda (Yang, 1997)
Tenodera angustipennis (Saussure, 1869) (narrow-winged mantis)
Tenodera aridifolia (Stoll, 1813)
Tenodera australasiae (Leach, 1814) (purple-winged mantis)
Tenodera caudafissilis (Wang, 1992)
Tenodera chloreudeta (Burmeister, 1838)
Tenodera costalis (Blanchard, 1853)
Tenodera fasciata (Olivier, 1792)
Tenodera intermedia (Saussure, 1870)
Tenodera iringana (Giglio-Tos, 1912)
Tenodera parasinensis (Otte & Spearman, 2004)
Tenodera philippina (Beier, 1929)
Tenodera rungsi (Uvarov, 1935)
Tenodera sinensis (Saussure, 1871) (Chinese mantis)
Tenodera stotzneri (Werner, 1929)
Tenodera superstitiosa (Fabricius, 1781)

See also

List of mantis genera and species#Genus: Tenodera


Burmeister H (1838) Handb. Ent., Burm. 2: 534.
Mantodea Species File (v. 5.0, retrieved 13 August 2021)

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