A consolidated account on six genera of Mantodea (Dictyoptera) from Sindh, Pakistan


  • Sadaf Fatimah Department of Zoology, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Sindh, Pakistan
  • Riffat Sultana Department of Zoology, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Sindh, Pakistan
  • Aneela Chandio Department of Zoology, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Sindh, Pakistan
  • Farheen Deeba Department of Zoology, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Sindh, Pakistan
  • Jeram Das Department of Zoology, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Sindh, Pakistan
  • Mohan Lal Department of Zoology, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Sindh, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Siddique Dayo Department of Zoology, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Sindh, Pakistan




Mantodea, Consolidated, new record, Taxonomic key, difference


The order Mantodea is updated, resulting in the recognition of ten species, of which four are described herein as new regional species i-e Empusa fasicata (Brulle, 1832), Empusa spinosa (Krauss, 1902), Iris orientalis (Wood-Mason, 1882) and Rivetinula fraterna (Saussure, 1871) are recorded as new country and state records. Differences from similar species and a taxonomic key to species of Sindh, Pakistan are provided.


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How to Cite

Fatimah, S. ., Sultana, R. ., Chandio, A. ., Deeba, F. ., Das, J. ., Lal, M. ., & Dayo, M. S. . (2024). A consolidated account on six genera of Mantodea (Dictyoptera) from Sindh, Pakistan. Journal of Wildlife and Biodiversity, 8(2), 193–224. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.11104738