Biology:Sibylla (mantis)

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Short description: Genus of praying mantises

Sibylla pretiosa, d, Seringveld.jpg
S. pretiosa in South Africa
Scientific classification e
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Mantodea
Family: Hymenopodidae
Tribe: Sibylini
Genus: Sibylla
Stål, 1856

Sibylla[1] is a genus of mantises in the family Hymenopodidae[2] and characteristic of the subfamily Sibyllinae.


Sibylla species have a long and thin prothorax with lateral and dorsal projections. The head bears an erect process with four sideways spikes.[3]


The Mantodea Species File lists:[4]

Subgenus Sibylla
  1. Sibylla dives (Giglio-Tos, 1915)
  2. Sibylla dolosa (Roy, 1975)
  3. Sibylla gratiosa (Rehn, 1912)
  4. Sibylla limbata (Giglio-Tos, 1915)
  5. Sibylla maculosa (Roy, 1996)
  6. Sibylla marmorata (Roy, 1996)
  7. Sibylla polyacantha (Gerstaecker, 1889)
  8. Sibylla pretiosa (Stål, 1856) - type species
Subgenus Sibyllopsis
  1. Sibylla griffinii (Giglio-Tos, 1915)
  2. Sibylla operosa (Roy, 1996)
  3. Sibylla pannulata (Karsch 1894)
  4. Sibylla punctata (Roy, 1996)
  5. Sibylla vanderplaetseni (Roy, 1963)

See also


  1. Stål C (1856) Ofvers. K. VetensAkad. Forh. Stockh. 13: 168.
  2. ITIS Catalogue of Life
  3. Picker, Mike (2004). Field Guide to Insects of South Africa. Cape Town: Struik Publishers. p. 66. ISBN 978-1-77007-061-5. 
  4. Genus Sibylla

Wikidata ☰ Q7507338 entry