Miomantis paykullii

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Miomantis paykullii
Miomantis paykullii Luc Viatour.jpg
Adult female
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Mantodea
Subfamily: Miomantinae
Tribe: Miomantini[1]
Genus: Miomantis
Species: M. paykullii
Binomial name
Miomantis paykullii
(Stal, 1871)
  • Miomantis pharaonica Saussure, 1898
  • Miomantis pharaonis Kirby, 1904
  • Miomantis savignyi Saussure, 1872
  • Miomantis senegalensis Schulthess-Rechberg, 1899[2]

Miomantis paykullii is a species of praying mantis in the genus Miomantis in the order Mantodea.[3]

It is one of several species sometimes known as the Egyptian praying mantis, along with the Miomantis abyssinica and the Miomantis pharaonica.[4]

The species is found in a number of African countries, including Egypt, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Uganda, Senegal and Togo.

It grows to an adult size of 3.5-4.5 cm.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Martin Stiewe. "Recent Mantodea Systematic (present-day)". Retrieved 8 July 2010.
  2. ^ Martin Stiewe. "species Miomantis paykullii Stal, 1871". Retrieved 8 July 2010.
  3. ^ Tree of Life Web Project: Miomantis. 2005.
  4. ^ http://www.exotic-pets.co.uk/egyptian-mantis.html
  5. ^ Mantids - Miomantis paykullii SwissMantis.ch Archived 2011-07-07 at the Wayback Machine.. 2008.