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> Mantodea (mantids)
The Amorphoscelidae are small mantids and includes two
sub-families, the Amorphoscelinae from the Mediterranean and Oriental
regions and Africa, and the Paraoxypilinae from the sub-Saharan Africa
and Australian regions. Mantids in this family often have prominent
projections on their head and their cryptic patterns render them inconspicuous when resting on tree bark.