Unterlagen für eine Monographie der Mantodea (Insecta) des südlichen Afrika: 1. Artenbestand, geographische Verbreitung und Ausbreitungsgrenzen (Insecta: Mantodea).

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1996
Journal:Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien
Start Page:193
Keywords:distribution, ecological zoogeography, effective temperature., environmental factors, key, list, Mantodea, new genera, new species, new subgenus, new synonyms, Southern Africa

The results of studies on Mantodea of Southern Africa during the last 12 years are presented. This research is based on a large number of specimens received for identification from African and European entomological institutions. The composition of the Southern African fauna of praying mantids and the distribution of the species were investigated. Sixty-six genera and 185 species of Mantodea are presently known from Southern Africa. Six genera, one subgenus, 28 species and one subspecies are regarded as new for science (see p. 197). A checklist is including new synonyma. Finally, the influence of environmental factors on the distribution of some species is discussed.

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Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith