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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:6, June, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(6): 3594-3599

Mantids (Mantodea) of Navsari Agricultural University campus (Gujarat): An Inventory
H.N. Patel1*, A.G. Shukla2, A.H. Patel3 and J.N. Prajapati4
1Department of Agricultural Entomology, N.M.C.A, NAU, Navsari, India
2Acarologist AINP on Agricultural Acarology, Department of Agricultural Entomology, N.M.C.A, NAU, Navsari, India
3 Department of Agricultural Entomology, N.M.C.A, NAU, Navsari, india
*Corresponding author

The main aims of the present study were documentation of species, habitats and other ecological behaviors of Mantids in district Navsari, Gujarat, India during August 2016 - July 2017. Total 21 species of mantids belongs to 15 genera, from five families were recorded from different localities of NAU campus. Among them 21 species were belongs to five families viz., Mantidae (12), Hymenopodidae (2), Liturgusidae (1) Empusidae (3) and Toxoderidae (3). In general, the mantids were active in all kind of habitat including pond ecosystem, paddy ecosystem, grassland ecosystem, mango ecosystem and banana ecosystem. Considering the abundance of mantids total 21 species recorded in present study viz. Mantis religiosa (Burmeister‎, 1838) Hierodula viridis (Burmeister, 1838), Humbertiella ceylonica (Saussure, 1869), Archimantis latistyla (Serville, 1838), Hierodula venosa (Oliver,1792), Aethalochroa ashmoliana (West-wood, 1841), Statilia maculata (Zheng,1987), Schizocephala bicornis (Linnaeus,1758), Hierodula membranacea (Burmeister,1838), Tenodora sinensis (Nurseryman, 1962), Hierodula keraleness (Vyjayandi, 1995), Creobroter apicalis (West-wood, 1889), Hierodula coarctata (Saussure, 1869), Empusa guttula (Thunberg, 1815), Hierodula grandis (Saussure, 1869), Aethalochroa insignis (Wood-Mason, 1878), Toxoderopsis spinigera (Wood-Mason, 1889), Ameles fasciipennis (Kaltenbach, 1963), Gongylus gongylodes (Linnaeus, 1758), Gongylus trachelophyllus (Burmeister, 1838) and Tropiodo guttatipennies (Stal, 1877).

Keywords: Mantids, Predator, Praying mantis, mantodea, Navsari, Gujarat, India

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Patel, H.N., A.G. Shukla, A.H. Patel and Prajapati, J.N. 2018. Mantids (Mantodea) of Navsari Agricultural University campus (Gujarat): An Inventory.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(6): 3594-3599. doi:
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