Sphodromantis

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Sphodromantis
Sphodromantis viridis.jpg
Adult female Sphodromantis viridis
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Sphodromantis

Stål, 1871
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Sphodromantis is a large genus of praying mantises concentrated in Africa, sometimes considered a synonym of the genus Hierodula. Outside their range especially, many share the common name African Mantis.[1][2][3][4]

Captivitys[edit]

Due to their large size and vibrant coloration compared to other mantids, Sphodromantis species are very common in the pet trade.[5] List of Sphodromantis species that have been bred and raised in captivity.

Brown sub-adult female Sphodromantis sp. "Blue Flash" on a hand. These mantids are often green.

Species[edit]

Species include:[6]

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ African Mantis Archived 2009-03-30 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Trek Nature New Zealand
  3. ^ African Praying Mantis
  4. ^ African Praying Mantis Sphodromantis gastrica, lineola, viridis and centralis Archived 2009-09-16 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Keeping and Breeding the African Mantis Sphodromantis centralis
  6. ^ http://mantodea.speciesfile.org/Common/basic/Taxa.aspx?TaxonNameID=424
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-05-05. Retrieved 2012-08-13.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ http://www.ship-expert.com/index.php?categoryID=122950&itemID=170741054354[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ Working with Biodiversity - A Natural History of Tioxide Archived 2010-09-03 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-06-09. Retrieved 2012-08-13.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  11. ^ http://mantodea.speciesfile.org/Common/basic/Taxa.aspx?TaxonNameID=424