Paramantoida Agudelo,

Agudelo, Antonio A., 2014, A new genus and species of Mantoididae (Mantodea) from the Brazilian and Venezuelan Amazon, with remarks on Mantoida Newman, 1838, Zootaxa 3797 (1), pp. 194-206: 197

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Paramantoida Agudelo


Paramantoida Agudelo  , new genus

Type species: Paramantoida amazonica  n. sp. (by monotypy).

Description. General coloration: dark brown (almost black in appearance), exhibiting white areas in head, pronotum, mesothorax, metathorax and abdomen (as in Figs. 1−3View FIGURE 1View FIGURE 2View FIGURE 3). Antennae elongate and filiform, almost black; scape with white areas. Vertex smooth, wide, slightly concave; dorsal margin aligned with dorsal edge of eyes ( Fig. 3View FIGURE 3); eyes globose and exophthalmic. Pronotum dark brown, smooth, with well-defined lateral carinae and prozone significantly shorter than metazone ( Fig. 4View FIGURE 4). Prothoracic coxae bearing many fine setae both dorsally and ventrally. Forefemora triangular in shape, with fine setae both externally and ventrally, with 10−12 antero ventral spines, 3 discoidal spines; either lacking postero ventral spines or with 1−2 postero ventral spinules ( Fig. 4View FIGURE 4). Foretibiae with 5−6 antero ventral spines and 3−4 postero ventral spines. Mesothoracic wings hyaline, costal area opaque ( Fig. 5View FIGURE 5 a), longer than abdomen and as long as wings on resting position ( Fig. 1View FIGURE 1). Metathoracic wings hyaline with costal area opaque ( Fig. 5View FIGURE 5 b). Abdomen cylindrical with a proximal constriction ( Fig. 6View FIGURE 6 a). Supra-anal plate short, much shorter than cerci, the latter filiform and bearing setae ( Fig. 6View FIGURE 6 b).

Etymology: The genus name is a combination of the prefix “ Para- ” (from the Greek πάρα, meaning “near”) and Mantoida  , the type genus of the family Mantoididae  . The name gender is feminine.