Examples of Mantodea. A. Typical praying mantis. B. A ground mantid. C. Mating pair of mantids. D. The jeweled flower mantis, Creobroter gemmatus. E. Adult female Iris oratoria performs a bluffing threat display, rearing back with the forelegs and wings spread and mouth opened. F. Gray adult female Carolina mantis.

Types of mantis with corresponding letters

Courtesy of Chris T. McAllister