Family: Thespidae

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The Thespidae is a small family of lightly built mantids with the wingless females.        

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Hoplocoryphella grandis (body length 60mm) [image by M. Picker & C. Griffiths  from Field Guide to Insects of South Africa, used with permission].

Hoplocoryphella grandis (egg case)  [image by M. Picker & C. Griffiths  from Field Guide  to Insects of South Africa, used with permission].

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Hoplocorypha macra (body length 40mm)  [image by M. Picker & C. Griffiths  from Field Guide to Insects of South Africa used with permission].

 

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