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photograph of a large green adult female mantid insect
adult female Stagmatoptera supplicaria
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Mantodea
Family: Mantidae
Subfamily: Stagmatopterinae

7 genera, see text

Stagmatopterinae is a subfamily of the Mantidae, a family of insects within the order of mantises (Mantodea). The Stagmatopterinae subfamily consists of 7 genera, and 50 species.[1]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Ehrmann, Reinhard (2002). Mantodea Gottesanbeterinnen der Welt (in German). Münster: Natur und Tier-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-931587-60-4. 
  2. ^ a b South American Green Mantis
  3. ^ Lombardo F and Umbriaco R (2011). "Taxonomic re-evaluation of Parastagmatoptera abnormis Beier, 1963 (Dictyoptera, Mantidae: Stagmatopterinae): An unusual case of "parasite-induced" synonymy" (PDF). Zootaxa. 2735: 31–34. ISSN 1175-5334. 
  4. ^ [1] Mantis Study Group MSG NL 2 (November 1996)