Welcome to the Order Mantodea page, also known as mantids!
Information about Mantodea in general:
- Large, elongated bodies and move relatively slow.
- Only insect with a very mobile head (they can turn it similar to animals).
- Highly predacious and eat a variety of insects including other mantids.
- Female usuall eats the male during or after mating.
- Range in size from 1.5cm to 10cm (0.6in. to 4in.), depending on species.
Mantodea identified and listed in alphabetical order by family name.