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Chinese mantis (Tenodera sinensis)

Chinese mantis (Tenodera sinensis) is an animal species in the Mantidae, winged and arboreal insects, active predators and cannibals, has a long and slender shape with varying colors, lives solitary in bushes and low trees in forests, agricultural land, abandoned lands and urban.

T. sinensis has a length of up to 11 cm, slender, color varies from overall green to brown, dorsal margins are white with green side stripes on the forewings in the form of brown. The head is triangular in shape with linear lines between the eyes.

Dlium Chinese mantis (Tenodera sinensis)


A pair of eyes have a large size and dominate the head, black or green or gray. Between the forelegs are yellow or brown. The legs are long and have several joints. The forelegs are large and flattened with rows of spikes.

Females can produce several semi-spherical oothecae, 2 cm in diameter and contain up to 400 eggs. Oothecae are often attached to plants such as shrubs and small trees. The Chinese mantis feeds on bees, spiders, grasshoppers, cicadas, small reptiles, amphibians to hummingbirds.



Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Subclass: Pterygota
Order: Mantodea
Suborder: Eumantodea
Infraorder: Schizomantodea
Superfamily: Mantoidea
Family: Mantidae
Subfamily: Tenoderinae
Tribe: Tenoderini
Subtribe: Tenoderina
Genus: Tenodera
Species: Tenodera sinensis

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