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H. vitrea in the Saint Petersburg Zoological Museum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Mantodea
Family: Mantidae
Subfamily: Mantinae
Tribe: Paramantini
Genus: Hierodula
Burmeister, 1838

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Hierodula is a genus of praying mantises found throughout Asia. Many species are referred to by the common name giant Asian mantis because of their large size. Representative species include H. grandis, H. membranacea, and H. patellifera.[1][2][3]


unidentified Hierodula species
Hierodula trancaucasica

See also[edit]


  1. ^ [1] Giant Asian Mantis
  2. ^ [2] Mantis (Hierodula patellifera) Family Mantidae.
  3. ^ [3] Bugs in Cyberspace