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Family - Acanthopidae
(Dead Leaf Mantises)



The Family of Acanthopidae contains mantis colloquially referred to as the Dead Leaf Mantis, a common name also used for species in several other mantid genera. The genus name means "thorn eye", referring to the presence in all Acanthops species of a shorter or longer conical tubercle on top of each eye. Note that such ocular tubercles also occur in various other mantid genera.

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