Mantises (Mantodea)
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Mantises or Praying Mantises (Mantodea) is an order of predatory insects widely distributed in tropical and temperate habitats. All Mantodea have forelegs which are enlarged and adapted for catching and handling prey. Mantises are grouped in 15 families containing ca. 430 genera and 2,450 species.


Mantidae True-mantises   True Mantises
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