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Types of Mantids

Ariusia​
Ariusia​

The following list of mantis genera and species is incomplete. ... Ariusia conspersa; Genus Asiadodis. Members of this genus are common known as shield mantises.

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Empusidae​
Empusidae​

Empusidae is a family of plant-mimicking Mantids [1] (see Mantodea), consisting of 10 genera, holding almost 30 species [6]. Unlike many other mantid families, Empusidae is a monophyletic lineage [1][2][3].

Eremiaphila​
Eremiaphila​

Eremiaphila is a genus of mantises in the family Eremiaphilidae.. Species. Eremiaphila ammonita; Eremiaphila andresi; Eremiaphila anubis; Eremiaphila arabica; Eremiaphila aristidis ...

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Hymenopodidae​
Hymenopodidae​

The name mantid properly refers only to members of the family Mantidae, which was, historically, the only family in the order. The other common name, praying mantis, applied to any species in the order, (though in Europe mainly to Mantis religiosa), comes from the typical "prayer-like" posture with folded fore limbs.

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Idolomantis ​Diabolica​
Idolomantis ​Diabolica​

Idolomantis diabolica, commonly known as the devil's flower mantis or giant devil's flower mantis, is one of the largest species of praying mantis, possibly the largest that mimics flowers. It is the only species classified under the genus Idolomantis.

Mantids​
Mantids​

The largest family is the Mantidae ("mantids"). Mantises are distributed worldwide in temperate and tropical habitats. They have triangular heads with bulging eyes supported on flexible necks.

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Mantis​
Mantis​

Mantid, (family Mantidae), also called mantis, praying mantid, or praying mantis, any of approximately 2,000 species of large, slow-moving insects that are characterized by front legs with enlarged femurs (upper portion) that have a groove lined with spines into which the tibia (lower portion) presses.

Mantoida​
Mantoida​

Mantid, (family Mantidae), also called mantis, praying mantid, or praying mantis, any of approximately 2,000 species of large, slow-moving insects that are characterized by front legs with enlarged femurs (upper portion) that have a groove lined with spines into which the tibia (lower portion) presses.

Sibylla ​Pretiosa​
Sibylla ​Pretiosa​

If there’s a better mantis to fit the description of the term “exotic,” I don’t know what it is. This species is perhaps one of the most bizzar mantis out there. They resemble the infamous Gongylus gongylodes, but are in a different family (the family Sibyllinae).