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Short description: Family of praying mantises

Leptomantella cf tonkinae CTNP RPB.jpg
Leptomantella cf. tonkinae, Vietnam
Scientific classification e
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Superorder: Dictyoptera
Order: Mantodea
Family: Leptomantellidae
Schwarz & Roy, 2019[1]

The Leptomantellidae are a new (2019), small family of praying mantids, based on the type genus Leptomantella. As part of a major revision of mantid taxonomy,[1] genera have been moved here from the Caliridinae in the now obsolete family Tarachodidae.

The new placement is in superfamily Nanomantoidea (of group Cernomantodea) and infraorder Schizomantodea. Species in this family have been recorded from Asia, including India and Indochina.[2]


The Mantodea Species File lists:[2]

  1. Aetaella Hebard, 1920
  2. Hebardia - monotypic H. pellucida Werner, 1921
  3. Hebardiella Werner, 1924
  4. Leptomantella Uvarov, 1940


External links

Wikidata ☰ Q97143584 entry