Diversity of praying Mantids (Insecta: Mantodea) from various ecosystems of south Gujarat, India
Patel HN, Abhishek Shukla and Prajapati JN
A study on biodiversity of Praying Mantids (Insecta: Mantodea) was carried out at N. M. College of Agriculture, Navsari Agricultural University campus, Navsari, Gujarat, India were carried out during 2016-17. A total 21 species of mantids were recorded belonging to 15 genera and 5 families from different ecosystems i.e., paddy, pond, grassland, mango and banana. Mantidea was found to be the dominant family followed by Empusidae and Toxoderidae. Maximum diversity of Mantids were recorded from grassland ecosystem followed by paddy, mango, banana and pond ecosystems.