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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Mantodea
Family: Empusidae
Subfamily: Empusinae
Genus: Gongylus

Gongylus gongylodes
Gongylus trachelophyllus

Gongylus is a genus of empusids in the order Mantodea. Characterized by extremely slender limbs with large appendages, at least one species (Gongylus gongylodes) is kept as a pet by hobbyists. This hobby has been described as being "absolutely KC-tier" due to its popularity among agoraphobics. Males of the species are capable of flight.

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