The ground mantis, <i>Litaneutria minor</i> (Dictuoptera: Mantidae) in British Columbia


  • Robert A. Cannings British Columbia Provincial Museum Victoria, B.C.


ground mantis, <i>Litaneutria minor</i>, Dictuoptera, Mantidae


The status of the ground mantis, <i>Litaneutria minor</i> (Scudder), in British Columbia and Canada is discussed, and brief notes on its natural history are given. Characteristics for separating this species, the only native Canadian mantis, from the introduced and sympatric <i>Mantis religiosa</i> L., are tabulated.


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