How to identify the four large Mantodea-species of Spain

Family Mantidae
Mantis religiosa

Family Mantidae
Sphodromantis viridis

Family Eremiaphilidae
Iris oratoria

Can be mainly identified by the absence of characteristic features (no spots in armpits, no line through eye, no white spot on wing)

Family Empusidae
Empusa pennata

It is so different that it can’t be mistaken for anything else. (There is the very similar Empusa fasciata in the Eastern Mediterranean, but in Spain it is unique.)
Female - with threadlike antennae
Male - with pennate antennae

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Publicado el octubre 6, 2022 09:11 TARDE por susanne-kasimir susanne-kasimir


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