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Short description: Family of praying mantises

Stick mantis (Hoplocoryphella grandis).jpg
Hoplocoryphella grandis
Scientific classification e
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Superorder: Dictyoptera
Order: Mantodea
Family: Hoplocoryphidae
Schwarz & Roy, 2019

Hoplocoryphidae is a newly erected (2019) family of praying mantids, based on the type genus Hoplocorypha. As part of a major revision of mantid taxonomy,[1] genera have been moved here from the subfamily Hoplocoryphinae of the previously polyphyletic family Thespidae. The family Hoplocoryphidae is the only member of superfamily Hoplocoryphoidea. Species in this family have been recorded from tropical Africa.[2]


The Mantodea Species File lists:[2]

  • Apterocorypha Roy, 1966
  • Hoplocorypha Stal, 1871
  • Hoplocoryphella Giglio-Tos, 1916

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External links

Wikidata ☰ Q97357178 entry