Subfamily Angelinae

Key to genera
1. Cerci expanded, flattened, foliaceous.

genus Angela

Cerci rounded, not expanded.

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2. Anterior femur with 3 discoidal spines.

genus Sinaiella

Anterior femur with 4 discoidal spines.

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3. The first discoidal spine of anterior femora longer than the second.

genus Thespoides

The first discoidal spine of anterior femora shorter than the second.

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4. Internal apical lobes of anterior coxae adjacent.

5

Internal apical lobes of anterior coxae divergent.

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5. Wings of female long.

genus Mythomantis

Wings of female markedly reduced.

genus Euchomenella

synonym Tagalomantis Hebard

6. Vertex even. Supra-anal plate rounded or trapezoidal. Cerci not protruding beyond tip of abdomen.

genus Stenopyga

synonyms Phitrus Karsch, Stenopygella G-Tos, Agriomantis G-Tos

Vertex arched. Supra-anal plate triangular, pointed. Cerci mostly protruding beyond tip of abdomen.

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7. Anterior tibia greatly reduced, the claw groove approximately at the beginning of the distal quarter of anterior femur.

genus Leptocola

Anterior tibia less markedly reduced, the claw groove approximately in the middle of the anterior femur.

genus Agrionopsis

 

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Subfamily Sibyllinae

Key to genera
1. Posterior angles of abdominal segments prolonged into filiform lobes.

genus Presibylla

Abdominal segments simple, not prolonged into filiform lobes.

genus Sibylla

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Subfamily Mantinae

Key to tribes
1. First discoidal spine as long as second, and often longer.

tribe Archimantini

First discoidal spine shorter than second.

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2. External border of anterior femora smooth between the spines, exceptionally toothed and then with 3 discoidal spines, otherwise 4 discoidal spines.

tribe Mantini

External border of anterior femora toothed between spines. 4 discoidal spines.

tribe Miomantini

Tribe Archimantini

Key to genera
1. Cerci cylindrical

2

Cerci flattened in a ribbon, at least distally.

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2. Supraanal plate rounded. Anterior tibia with 9-10 outer spines.

genus Pseudomantis

synonym Austromantis Sjöstedt

Supraanal plate triangular. Anterior tibia with 7 outer spines.

genus Rhodomantis

synonym Truxomantis Sjöstedt

3. Cerci short, not prolonged beyond abdomen, only distally compressed.

genus Coenomantis

synonym Thorodia Tindale

Cerci prolonged beyond the abdomen, entirely compressed.

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4. Mid and hind femora with single preapical lobe.

genus Austrovates

synonym Heterarchimantis Werner

Mid and hind femora simple.

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5. Eyes rounded

genus Archimantis

synonym Rheomantis G-Tos

Eyes in the form of a blunt cone.

genus Nullabora

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Tribe Mantini

Key to genera
1. External border of anterior femora toothed between spines. 3 discoidal spines.

genus Omomantis

External border of anterior femora smooth between spines. 4discoidal spines.

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2. Discoidal area and, to a lesser extent, costal area of wings with black or red bands.

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Wings never with black or red bands in discoidal and costal areas.

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3. Inner apical lobes of anterior coxa contiguous.

genus Plistospilota

Inner apical lobes of anterior coxa divergent.

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4. Tip of discoidal area of wings traversed by numerous parallel tightly packed sigmoidal veins.

genus Polyspilota

Tip of discoidal area of wings without tightly packed sigmoidal veins.

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5. Metazone of pronotum shorter than anterior coxa.

genus Prohierodula

Metazone of pronotum at least as long or much longer than anterior coxa.

genus Cataspilota

synonym Calospilota G-Tos

6. First segment of tarsus of hind leg at most as long as the three following segments together.

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First segment of tarsus of hind leg as long or longer than all remaining segments together.

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7. Inner apical lobes of anterior coxa divergent.

genus Oromantis

synonym Uromantis G-Tos

Inner apical lobes of anterior coxa contiguous.

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8. Mid and hind legs conspicuously short.

genus Phaeomantis

Mid and hind legs normal.

genus Stagmomantis

synonyms Stauromantis G-Tos, Auromantis G-Tos

9. Metazone of pronotum clearly shorter than anterior coxa.

10

Metazone of pronotum roughly as long or longer than anterior coxa.

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10. Wings clear.

genus Palaeophotina

Wings smoky brown.

genus Pictomantis

11. Claw-groove in middle or distal half of anterior femur.

12

Claw-groove in proximal half of anterior femur.

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12. Wings of female markedly shortened.

13

Wings of female well developed, or only a little shortened.

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13. Cerci simple.

genus Tauromantis

Cerci compressed.

genus Phasmomantis

14. Eyes in the form of a blunt cone.

genus Mesopteryx

Eyes rounded.

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15. Claw-groove in distal part of anterior femur.

genus Statilia

Claw-groove in middle of anterior femur.

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16. Mid and hind femora with apical spine.

genus Tenodera

synonyms Paratenodera Rehn, Epitenodera G-Tos

Mid and hind femora without apical spine.

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17. Inner face of anterior coxa with one basal non-callous spot.

genus Mantis

Inner face of anterior coxa with several callous spots.

genus Paramantis

Roy, 1967, p. 134

18. Inner apical lobes of anterior coxa divergent.

genus Bisanthe

Inner apical lobes of anterior coxa contiguous.

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19. Frontal sclerite fairly markedly transverse.

genus Notomantis

Frontal sclerite not or only a little transverse.

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20. Wings of female with transverse yellow band in discoidal area.

genus Isomantis

Wings of both sexes of uniform colour, clear or smoky brown.

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21. Sides of pronotum strongly toothed.

genus Alalomantis

Sides of pronotum at most very finely toothed.

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22. Costal area of elytra with widely meshed veins.

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Costal area of elytra with very fine, densely meshed veins.

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23. Metazone of pronotum simple.

genus Hierodulella

Metazone of pronotum with lamellar expansions.

genus Pnigomantis

24. Discoidal area of elytra completely clear.

genus Tarachomantis

Discoidal area of elytra opaque, at least in the costal edge.

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25. Frontal sclerite not transverse.

genus Hierodula

synonyms Rhombodera Burmeister, Sphodromantis Stal, Rhomboderella G-Tos, Parhierodula G-Tos, Rhomboderula G-Tos, Ephierodula G-Tos, Camelomantis G-Tos, Tamolanica Werner, Zopheromantis Tindale

Frontal sclerite clearly transverse.

genus Tisma

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Tribe Miomantini

Key to genera
1. Anterior femur with 5 outer spines.

2

Anterior femur with 4 outer spines.

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2. Very thin insects. Supra-anal plate very long, lanceolate.

genus Ischnomantis

Normally proportioned insects. Supra-anal plate not prolonged, scarcely longer than broad.

genus Iris

3. Mid and hind femora with large preapical lobes.

genus Phyllomantis

Mid and hind femora simple.

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4. First segment of tarsus of hind leg at most as long as the next three segments taken together.

5

First segment of tarsus of hind leg roughly as long or longer than all the remaining segments taken together.

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5. Anterior tibia with 8-14 outer spines.

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Anterior tibia with 7 outer spines.

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6. Inner apical lobes of anterior coxa contiguous.

genus Trachymantis

Inner apical lobes of anterior coxa divergent.

genus Sphodropoda

synonym Ngawala Tindale

7. Dorsal border of anterior femur straight.

genus Parasphendale

synonym Carvilia Kirby

Dorsal border of anterior femur distally curved, with lamellar expansion.

genus Cilnia

synonym Leomantis Rehn

8. Metazone of pronotum considerably longer than anterior coxa.

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Metazone of pronotum at most just a little longer than anterior coxa.

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9. Supra-anal plate markedly prolonged, lanceolate.

10

Supra-anal plate not prolonged, transverse.

11

10. Hind tibia with small spines inferiorly.

genus Eremoplana

Hind tibia without small spines inferiorly.

genus Solygia

11. Apical lobe of wing prolonged, extending well beyond anal lobe.

genus Euchomena

Apical lobe of wing not prolonged.

genus Deiphobella

12. Wings completely absent (may have reduced elytra).

13

Wings normally developed or shortened, but never completely absent.

14

13. Anterior tibia with 7-8 outer spines.

genus Geomantis

Anterior tibia with 6 outer spines.

genus Geothespis

14. Hind tibia without small spines inferiorly, only bristles.

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Hind tibia with small spines inferiorly.

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15. Supra-anal plate longer than broad.

16

Supra-anal plate transverse.

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16. Anterior tibia with 7 outer spines.

genus Miomantis

synonym Calidomantis Rehn, Oreomantis Uvarov

Anterior tibia with 10 outer spines.

genus Callimantis

17. Costal area of elytra of female expanded, broader than half the discoidal area.

18

Costal area of elytra of female not expanded, thinner than half the discoidal area.

19

18. Wings of female with transverse yellow bands.

genus Paracilnia

synonym Zulumantis Sjöstedt

Wings of female clear.

genus Taumantis

19. Pronotal disc with granulations.

genus Arria

Pronotal disc without granulations.

genus Neocilnia

20. Supra-anal plate transverse.

21

Supra-anal plate longer than broad.

24

21. Inner apical lobes of anterior coxa divergent.

22

Inner apical lobes of anterior coxa contiguous.

23

22. Anterior tibia with 6 outer spines.

genus Carvilia Stål

Anterior tibia with 8-9 outer spines.

genus Bolivaria

23. Metazone of pronotum scarcely twice as long as the prozone.

genus Pararivetina

Metazone of pronotum at least three times as long as the prozone.

genus Pseudempusa

24. Anterior tibia with 7-8 outer spines.

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Anterior tibia with 9-10 outer spines.

26

25. Claw-groove in proximal part of anterior femur.

genus Rivetina

synonyms Fischeria Saussure, Eufischeriella G-Tos

Claw-groove in middle of anterior femur.

genus Deiphobe

synonym Sphendale Stål

26. Wings of male long, longer than the abdomen.

genus Microthespis

Wings of male short, shorter than the abdomen.

genus Teddia







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