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Short description: Family of praying mantises

Rivetina baetica1.JPG
Rivetina baetica
Scientific classification e
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Superorder: Dictyoptera
Order: Mantodea
Family: Rivetinidae
Schwarz & Roy, 2019

The Rivetinidae are a family of praying mantids, based on the type genus Rivetina. As part of a major revision of mantid taxonomy,[1] this family contains many genera moved from Miomantinae: tribe Rivetinini; some genera previously placed there have now been moved to the new families Deroplatyidae and Chroicopteridae. The new placement of this taxon is in the superfamily Eremiaphiloidea (of group Cernomantodea) and infraorder Schizomantodea.


Genera in this family have been recorded from: southern Europe, Africa and Asia.[2] The species of this family present in Italy are Geomantis larvoides and Rivetina baetica.[3]

Subfamilies, tribes and genera

The Mantodea Species File lists two subfamilies:[2]


tribe Cotigaonopsini
  • Cotigaonopsis Vyjayandi, 2009 – monotypic C. providenceae Vyjayandi, 2009
tribe Deiphobini
  • Deiphobe Stål, 1877
  • Deiphobella Giglio-Tos, 1916
  • Indothespis Werner, 1935


Adult female Bolivaria brachyptera from Baikonur, Kazakhstan.
tribe Ischnomantini
tribe Rivetinini
  • Bolivaria Stål, 1877
  • Geomantis Pantel, 1896
  • Microthespis Werner, 1908
  • Pararivetina Beier, 1930
  • Rivetina Berland & Chopard, 1922
  • Rivetinula La Greca, 1977
  • Teddia Burr, 1899


  1. Schwarz, Christian J.; Roy, Roger (2019). "The systematics of Mantodea revisited: an updated classification incorporating multiple data sources (Insecta: Dictyoptera)". Annales de la Société Entomologique de France. Nouvelle Série 55 (2): 101–196. doi:10.1080/00379271.2018.1556567. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Mantodea Species File (Version 5.0/5.0, retrieved 15 July 2020)
  3. "Fauna Italica: Mantidae". Ameles. Retrieved 18 May 2013. 

External links

Wikidata ☰ Q97383964 entry