A new species of praying Mantis (Insecta: Mantodea) from Kerala, India

  title={A new species of praying Mantis (Insecta: Mantodea) from Kerala, India},
  author={M. C. Vyjayandi and Thekke Curuppathe Narendran and Tushar Kanti Mukherjee},
  journal={Oriental Insects},
  pages={285 - 289}
Abstract A new species of Mantodea, Iris keralensis from Kerala, India is described and illustrated. The species is closely allied to Iris orientalis Wood-Mason. 

Diversity of mantids (Insecta: Mantodea) of Howrah district, West Bengal, India

Documentation of species, habitats and other ecological behaviors of Mantids in district Howrah, West Bengal, India during February 2013October 2017 found Mantidae was the dominant family followed by Hymenopodidae and Liturgusidae.

Diversity of praying Mantids (Insecta: Mantodea) from various ecosystems of south Gujarat, India

A study on biodiversity of Praying Mantids (Insecta: Mantodea) was carried out at N. M. College of Agriculture, Navsari Agricultural University campus, Navsari, Gujarat, India were carried out during

Redescription of the Male and Female of Caliris keralensis (Vyjayandi et al., 2006) (Mantodea: Caliridinae)

The male of this species is re-described in details and is assigned paratype male and male genital complex is described for better understanding the species.

Some morphological characteristics of Praying Mantids (Insecta: Mantodea) of South Gujarat, India

  • H. N. PatelA. Shukla
  • Environmental Science
    International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences
  • 2018
Mantids are amongst the ambush pradators and most attractive creatures on earth due to its specialized front legs, in an attitude of prayer, camouflage and reproductive behavior(1-3). They are known

First report of Empusa spinosa Krauss, 1902 (Empusidae: Mantodea) from Uttar-Pradesh, India

The present study was based on the specimens collected of the subfamily Empusinae during the course of a field survey of the district Ghazipur, Uttar-Pradesh in the month of October 15, 2017, which recorded one female and one male mantids fauna.

Mantids (Mantodea) of Navsari Agricultural University campus (Gujarat): An Inventory

Mantids (Insecta: Mantodea), usually known as Praying Mantis, hold significant place in the ecosystem as predators, mainly feed on grasshoppers, moths, butterflies, flies, aphids and they are well

Mantid (Insecta: Mantodea) fauna of old Bihar (Bihar and Jharkhand) with some new records for the state.

Mantids (Insecta: Mantodea) popularly called "praying mantids" play very important role in the terrestrial ecosystems helping to check the populations of noxious insect pests. They are predatory



The mantid fauna of India (Insecta: Mantodea)

Abstract A comprehensive review of mantid taxonomy is attempted, including descriptions of taxa, various developmental stages, notes on habitat preference in relation to temperature, altitude,

On new and little known Mantodea

  • J. Asiatic Soc. Bengal

Notes on the genus Iris Saussure (Orthoptera: Mantidae ). Ann. Mag

  • Nat. Hist. London
  • 1931

Essai d'un Systeme des Mantides

  • Mitt. Schweiz. Entomol. Ges
  • 1930