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African Giant Praying Mantis
Sphodromantis viridis (Forskål, 1775)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Arthropoda - arthropods »  class Insecta - insects »  order Mantodea - mantids »  family Mantidae - Mantis »  genus Sphodromantis - african mantis

Scientific synonyms

Gryllus viridis Forskål, 1775 o
Hierodula viridis (Forskål, 1775)
Sphodromantis viridis bimaculata Burmeister, 1838
Mantis (Stagmatoptera) bimaculata Burmeister, 1838
Sphodromantis viridis cavibrachia Werner, 1915
Mantis guttata Thunberg, 1815
Sphodromantis viridis guttata (Thunberg, 1815)
Sphodromantis viridis vischeri Werner, 1933

Other names

= Praying Mantis

Images

Sphodromantis viridis - African Giant Praying Mantis

Author: Miroslav Barták

Sphodromantis viridis - African Giant Praying Mantis

Author: avi Ben zaken

Sphodromantis viridis - African Giant Praying Mantis

Author: Miroslav Barták

Sphodromantis viridis - African Giant Praying Mantis

Author: Robert Vlk

Sphodromantis viridis - African Giant Praying Mantis

male

Author: Robert Vlk

Sphodromantis viridis - African Giant Praying Mantis

male

Author: Robert Vlk

Sphodromantis viridis - African Giant Praying Mantis

male

Author: Robert Vlk

Sphodromantis viridis - African Giant Praying Mantis

male

Author: Robert Vlk

larva

Sphodromantis viridis - African Giant Praying Mantis

Author: Robert Vlk

Sphodromantis viridis - African Giant Praying Mantis

Author: Robert Vlk

Sphodromantis viridis - African Giant Praying Mantis

Author: Robert Vlk

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Included taxa

Number of records: 5

subspecies Sphodromantis viridis barbara La Greca, 1967
subspecies Sphodromantis viridis inornata Werner, 1923
subspecies Sphodromantis viridis meridionalis La Greca, 1950
subspecies Sphodromantis viridis simplex La Greca & Lombardo, 1987
subspecies Sphodromantis viridis viridis (Forskål, 1775)

Links and literature

EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [337216]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [http://www.faunaeur.org] [as Sphodromantis viridis (Forskal, 1775)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012

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