Galapagos Species Checklist

Galapagia solitaria Scudder, 1893

Praying Mantis

Arid to humid forest zones; January-March, June, September-October. The adult males have functional wings, but adult females have much reduced wings. Collected by beating vegetation, in malaise traps, or at lights.

Taxonomy

Domain
Eukaryota

Kingdom
Animalia

Phylum
Arthropoda

Class
Insecta

Order
Mantodea

Family
Mantidae

Genus
Galapagia

Species
solitaria

Taxon category: Accepted

Taxon origin: Endemic

Distribution

Map of specimen collection localities or observation records for this species in our collections database.

References

  • Peck, S.B. (2001) Small Orders of Insects of the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador: Evolution, Ecology, and Diversity. NRC Research Press, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 278 pp.
  • Hebard, M. (1920) Expedition of the Calfornia Academy of Sciences to the Galapagos Islands, 1905-1906. 17. Dermaptera and Orthoptera. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, Fourth Series 2(17): 311-346.
  • Peck, S.B. (1996) Diversity and distribution of the orthopteroid insects of the Galápagos Islands, Ecudaor. Canadian Journal of Zoology 74: 1497-1510.
  • Linsley, E.G. Usinger, R.L. (1966) Insects of the Galápagos Islands. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences Fourth Series 33(7): 113-196.
  • Hickin, N. (1979) Animal life of the Galapagos. Ferundune Books, Faringdon, U.K., 236 pp.

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