Flower-fruit dynamics, visitor-predator patterns and chemical preferences in the tropical bamboo, Melocanna baccifera
- MedicinePloS one
Mast seeding and associated events in Melocanna baccifera, the largest fruit producing bamboo, is an enigma. So far there are no comprehensive accounts on its flowering phenology, fruiting dynamics…
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…
Some morphological characteristics of Praying Mantids (Insecta: Mantodea) of South Gujarat, India
- Environmental ScienceInternational Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences
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…
Some taxonomic and nomenclatural changes in Mantodea (Dictyoptera)
- GeographyBulletin de la Société entomologique de France
‒ Our long-term study on mantodean morphology and systematics revealed some taxonomic and nomenclatural issues which had not been tackled yet. We use the opportunity to rectify some of those problems…
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.
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.
Observations on the Life cycle, Mating and Cannibalism of Mantis religiosa religiosa Linnaeus, 1758 (Insecta: Mantodea: Mantidae)
The mating was allowed mostly when female is engaged in feeding which decreases female aggression and the cannibalism was noticed during nymphal stage by incidence of overcrowding as well as in female which devours the male.
Redescription of the Male and Female of Caliris keralensis (Vyjayandi et al., 2006) (Mantodea: Caliridinae)
- BiologyProceedings of the Zoological Society
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.
Laboratory Studies on the Life history of Hierodula ventralis Giglio-Tos, 1912 (Mantodea: Mantidae)
The cannibalism was noticed in overcrowding conditions during rearing and mating in which females devoured the males in the species under study, an important predator of crop pests.
MANTID FAUNA OF CHANDOLI NATIONAL PARK, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA
- Environmental Science, Biology
The family Mantidae (7 species) was found to be dominant in the study region, followed by families Hymenopodidae and Empusidae (2 species each).
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