Parastagmatoptera cf. flavoguttata

Praying Mantis

Parastagmatoptera cf. flavoguttata, Praying Mantis, photo from Suriname

Family: Mantidae

Subfamily: Stagmatopterinae

Length: 46 mm


Parastagmatoptera is a Neotropical genus that contains nine species. Certain identification is often difficult without dissection.

The mantis shown here is a male.

Photo location: Brokopondo district, Suriname.

Determined by Julio Rivera, Royal Ontario Museum.

Praying Mantis image from Suriname, Parastagmatoptera cf. flavoguttata