Mantis (genus)

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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Mantodea
Family: Mantidae
Genus: Mantis
Linnaeus, 1758

Mantis octospilota
Mantis religiosa

The genus Mantis is in the family Mantidae, of the mantis order Mantodea.

Some of its species have the common name "praying mantis."


Mantis is a small genus of mantises, which includes 9 species (others are synonyms):[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ *Otte D., Spearman L. and Stiewe M.B.D Mantidae in Mantodea Species File Online. Version 1.0/3.5
  2. ^ Mantodea database