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MANTODEA & PHASMATODEA :
MANTODEA: MANTISES,MANTIS,MANTIDAE,MANTIDS,PRAYING MANTIS,DICTYOPTERA
PHASMATODEA: PHASMIDA,PHASMATOPTERA,STICK INSECTS,STICK-BUGS,WALKING STICKS,
PHASMIDS,LEAF INSECTS,GHOST INSECTS,EXOPTERYGOTA,PHYLLIIDAE

MANTIS DEROPLATYS LOBATA
MANTIS DEROPLATYS
LOBATA
TENODERA ARIDIFOLIA MANTIS
TENODERA ARIDIFOLIA MANTIS
CREOBROTER GEMMATUS MANTIS
CREOBROTER GEMMATUS
& URBANUS MANTIS
THEOPOMPA SERVILLEI MANTIS
THEOPOMPA SERVILLEI MANTIS
DIESBACHIA TAMYRIS PHASMID
DIESBACHIA TAMYRIS PHASMID
TAGESOIDEA NIGROFASCIATA
TAGESOIDEA NIGROFASCIATA
TIRACHOIDEA CANTORI STICK
TIRACHOIDEA CANTORI STICK
PHYLLIUM
PHYLLIUM
LEAF INSECT

DEROPLATYS DESICCATA DEAD LEAF MANTIS
DEROPLATYS DESICCATA
DEAD LEAF MANTIS

ASCHIPHASMA ANNULIPES
ASCHIPHASMA ANNULIPES

PHYLLIUM JACOBSONI PHASMID
PHYLLIUM JACOBSONI

HETEROPTERYX DILATATA PHASMID
HETEROPTERYX DILATATA
JUNGLE NYMPM

EURYCNEMA VERSIRUBRA VERSIFASCIATA
EURYCNEMA VERSIRUBRA
VERSIFASCIATA

PHYLLIUM BIOCULATUM PULCHRIFOLIUM
PHYLLIUM BIOCULATUM
PULCHRIFOLIUM

CERATOCRANIA MACRA MANTIS
CERATOCRANIA MACRA

PHASMATODEA

The Phasmatodea are an order of insects, whose members are variously known as stick insects in Europe and Australasia; stick-bugs, walking sticks or bug sticks in the United States and Canada; or as phasmids, ghost insects or leaf insects .

The group's name is derived from the Ancient Greek phasma, meaning an apparition or phantom, referring to the resemblance of many species to sticks or leaves. Their natural camouflage makes them difficult for predators to detect, but many species have a secondary line of defence in the form of startle displays, spines or toxic secretions. The genus Phobaeticus includes the world's longest insects.

Members of the order are found in all continents except Antarctica, but they are most abundant in the tropics and subtropics. They are herbivorous with many species living unobtrusively in the tree canopy. They have a hemimetabolous life cycle with three stages: eggs, nymphs and adults. Many phasmids are parthenogenic, and do not require fertilised eggs for female offspring to be produced. In hotter climates, they may breed all year round; in more temperate regions, the females lay eggs in the autumn before dying, and the new generation hatches out in the spring. Some species have wings and can disperse by flying, while others are more restricted.

MANTODEA

Mantises are an order of insects that contains over 2,400 species in about 430 genera in 15 families. The largest family is the Mantidae . Mantises are distributed worldwide in temperate and tropical habitats. They have triangular heads with bulging eyes supported on flexible necks. Their elongated bodies may or may not have wings, but all Mantodea have forelegs that are greatly enlarged and adapted for catching and gripping prey; their upright posture, while remaining stationary with forearms folded, has led to the common name praying mantis.

The closest relatives of mantises are the termites and cockroaches (Blattodea), which are all within the superorder Dictyoptera. Mantises are sometimes confused with stick insects (Phasmatodea), other elongated insects such as grasshoppers (Orthoptera), or other unrelated insects with raptorial forelegs such as mantisflies (Mantispidae). Mantises are mostly ambush predators, but a few ground-dwelling species are found actively pursuing their prey. They normally live for about a year. In cooler climates, the adults lay eggs in autumn, then die. The eggs are protected by their hard capsules and hatch in the spring. Females sometimes practice sexual cannibalism, eating their mates after copulation.

Mantises were considered to have supernatural powers by early civilizations, including Ancient Greece, Ancient Egypt, and Assyria. A cultural trope popular in cartoons imagines the female mantis as a femme fatale. Mantises are among the insects most commonly kept as pets.

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