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Tenodera aridifolia (Chinese mantid)

Wikipedia Abstract

Tenodera aridifolia is a species of praying mantis in the subfamily Mantinae of the family Mantidae. Common names, 'Japanese Giant Mantis,Ookamakiri オオカマキリ in Japan or 왕사마귀, whang-sa-ma-kgui in Korea, which means King Mantis but the subspecies Tenodera aridifolia angustipennis have different common names, Narrow-winged Mantis or チョウセンカマキリ in Japan or 참사마귀 and just plain 사마귀 in Korea. About 200 nymphs will hatch out of a normal ootheca.
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Prey / Diet

Acrosternum hilare (Green stinkbug)[1]
Apis mellifera (honey bee)[1]
Argiope aurantia (black-and-yellow argiope)[1]
Calliphora vomitoria (Blue bottle fly)[1]
Colias philodice (clouded sulphur)[1]
Diapheromera femorata (Common American Walkingstick)[1]
Dolichovespula maculata (baldfaced hornet)[1]
Eurosta solidaginis (Goldenrod gall fly)[1]
Gryllus pennsylvanicus (fall field cricket)[1]
Hemaris thysbe (common clear-wing)[1]
Malacosoma americana (Eastern tent caterpillar)[1]
Melanoplus differentialis (Differential Grasshopper)[1]
Misumena vatia (flower spider)[1]
Nymphalis antiopa (camberwell beauty)[1]
Papilio glaucus (Eastern tiger swallowtail)[1]
Papilio polyxenes (Eastern black swallowtail)[1]
Pieris rapae (imported cabbageworm)[1]
Pterophylla camellifolia (common true katydid)[1]
Tenodera aridifolia (Chinese mantid)[1]
Triatoma sanguisuga (Eastern blood-sucking cone)[1]
Tuberolachnus salignus[1]
Vespula maculifrons (eastern yellowjacket)[1]


Agelaius phoeniceus (Red-winged Blackbird)[1]
Anaxyrus americanus americanus (Eastern American Toad)[1]
Ardea herodias (Great Blue Heron)[1]
Argiope aurantia (black-and-yellow argiope)[1]
Buteo jamaicensis (Red-tailed Hawk)[1]
Camponotus pennsylvanicus (black carpenter ant)[1]
Colinus virginianus (Northern Bobwhite)[1]
Corvus brachyrhynchos (American Crow)[1]
Cryptotis parva (North American Least Shrew)[1]
Cyanocitta cristata (Blue Jay)[1]
Eptesicus fuscus (big brown bat)[1]
Geothlypis trichas (Common Yellowthroat)[1]
Lithobates catesbeianus (American Bullfrog)[1]
Lithobates sylvaticus (Wood Frog)[1]
Lithobius forficatus (Brown centipede)[1]
Meleagris gallopavo (Wild Turkey)[1]
Mimus polyglottos (Northern Mockingbird)[1]
Molothrus ater (Brown-headed Cowbird)[1]
Plestiodon fasciatus (Five-lined Skink)[1]
Pterostichus melanarius (Common black ground beetle)[1]
Rabidosa rabida (Rabid wolf spider)[1]
Rattus norvegicus (Norway rat)[1]
Sturnus vulgaris (European Starling)[1]
Tenodera aridifolia (Chinese mantid)[1]
Thamnophis sirtalis (Common Garter Snake)[1]
Thryothorus ludovicianus (Carolina Wren)[1]
Turdus migratorius (American Robin)[1]


Ambrosia artemisiifolia (Common Ragweed)[1]
Asclepias syriaca (broadleaf milkweed)[1]
Celastrus scandens (American bittersweet)[1]
Chenopodium album (lambsquarters goosefoot)[1]
Cirsium vulgare (Spear Thistle)[1]
Datura stramonium (moonflower)[1]
Daucus carota (bird's nest)[1]
Eupatorium maculatum (Spotted Joe-pye Weed)[1]
Hibiscus moscheutos (crimsoneyed rosemallow)[1]
Juniperus virginiana (Eastern Red-cedar)[1]
Lindera benzoin (northern spicebush)[1]
Lonicera japonica (Chinese honeysuckle)[1]
Phragmites australis (common reed)[1]
Phytolacca americana (common pokeweed)[1]
Poa pratensis (Kentucky bluegrass)[1]
Rhus glabra (smooth sumac)[1]
Rosa virginiana (Virginia Rose)[1]
Symphyotrichum dumosum (Small White Aster)[1]
Trifolium pratense (Red Clover)[1]
Vaccinium corymbosum (highbush blueberry)[1]
Verbascum thapsus (great mullein)[1]


Parasitized by 
Chordodes tenoderae[2]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
Steinhart Aquarium (CA Acad of Science
Virginia Zoological Park



Species recognized by Stiewe MBD, 2015-01-28, MantodeaSF: Mantodea Species File in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1Study of Northern Virginia Ecology 2Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access
Institution information provided by International Species Information System - May 2011