Refereed Article Revision of the genera Sphodropoda, Trachymantis and Zopheromantis (Mantodea: Mantidae: Mantinae)

Citation: Milledge, G.A. 2005. Revision of the genera Sphodropoda, Trachymantis and Zopheromantis (Mantodea: Mantidae: Mantinae). Records of the Australian Museum. 57. 191-210.

Abstract:

The genera Sphodropoda Stål, Trachymantis Giglio-Tos and Zopheromantis Tindale are revised. Aspects of their biology are discussed and distributions given. One new species of Sphodropoda, S. lepida, is described. Sphodropoda moesta Giglio-Tos, S. mjobergi Sjöstedt and S. papua are new synonyms of S. tristis (Saussure). Sphodropoda dentifrons Stål is transferred to Trachymantis. S. loripes Tindale is transferred to Zopheromantis. Z. trimaculata Tindale is a new synonym of Z. loripes.

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