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Hymenopodidae

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Hymenopodidae is a family of the order Mantodea (mantises), which contains six subfamilies. Some of the species in this family mimic flowers and are found camouflaged among them; these are called flower mantises. Their coloration is aggressive mimicry, luring prey to approach close enough to be seized and eaten.

Subfamilies

The Mantodea Species File[1] lists:

The Epaphroditinae Giglio-Tos, 1915 (from the Caribbean) are now placed in a separate family Epaphroditidae.

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Hymenopodidae: Brief Summary

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Hymenopodidae is a family of the order Mantodea (mantises), which contains six subfamilies. Some of the species in this family mimic flowers and are found camouflaged among them; these are called flower mantises. Their coloration is aggressive mimicry, luring prey to approach close enough to be seized and eaten.

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