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Short description: Family of praying mantises

Lichen Mantis (Liturgusa maya) (6788306847).jpg
Liturgusa maya
Scientific classification e
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Mantodea
Family: Liturgusidae
Giglio-Tos, 1919

Liturgusidae is a family of praying mantises in the new (2019) Neotropical superfamily Acanthopoidea. A substantial number of genera, previously placed here, have recently been moved to the new or revived other families:[1]

Tribes and Genera

The Mantodea Species File now lists two tribes, containing the following genera:[2]

tribe Hagiomantini
  • Hagiomantis Serville, 1839
tribe Liturgusini
  • Corticomantis Svenson, 2014 - monotypic (Corticomantis atricoxata (Beier, 1931))
  • Fuga Svenson, 2014
  • Liturgusa Saussure, 1869 (lichen mantises)
  • Velox Svenson, 2014 - monotypic (Velox wielandi Svenson, 2014)


  • [1] Spermatophore feeding and mating behaviour in praying mantids (Mantodea: Liturgusidae), G. I. Holwell, Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University, NSW, Australia

External links

Wikidata ☰ Q3433711 entry