Taxonomy Kingdom – Animal Phylum – Arthropoda Class – Insecta Order – Dictyoptera Family – Mantidae Genus – Stagomantis Species – carolina What is a Praying Mantis? The praying mantids, or praying mantises, are carnivorous insects that belong to the family Mantidae. There are about 2,000 species of mantids. The largestĀ are the Tenodera and the…