|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||2008|
|Authors:||P. E. Bragg|
|Keywords:||Acromantinae, Borneo, Citharomantis, distribution, Hymenopodidae, Mantodea, Peninsular Malaysia., Sumatra|
The praying mantis genus Citharomantis Rehn, 1909 is a monotypic genus known only from Sumatra and Borneo. The species is easy to recognise but, until a single record was published in 2007, there were no specific locality records for Borneo; it is recorded here from five new localities: two in Sabah, one in Sarawak, one in Peninsular Malaysia, and one in Sumatra. The characteristics of the genus are briefly outlined and illustrations are provided to distinguish it from the related genus Acromantis Saussure, 1870. The female of Citharomantis falcata Rehn, 1909 is illustrated for the first time.