Praying Mantid (Mantodea) records from southern Africa

 

 

The data recored in this database is part of a PhD study titled:

Distribution of Mantodea in South Africa and biological studies of selected species. 
B. Greyvenstein, Prof. J  van den Berg & Prof. MJ du Plessis.  

Institution: Unit for Environmental Sciences and Management, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa.

 
Suggested citation:
Greyvenstein, B., Van den Berg, J. & MJ du Plessis. 2019. Praying Mantid (Mantodea) records from southern Africa. http://natural-sciences.nwu.ac.za/unit-environmental-sciences-and-manage....
 

Acknowledgements

We would like to thank the following people at each of these institutions for allowing us to access the collections:

Audrey Ndaba at Ditsong museum of Natural History (Pretoria),
Vivienne Uys at the Agricultural Research Council (Biosystematic Division in Pretoria),
Asley- Kirk Springs and Burgert Muller at the National museum (Bloemfontein),
Helen James and Musa Mlambo at the Albany museum (Grahamstown),
Martin Hill and Thabisa Mdlangu at Rhodes University (Grahamstown),
Kirstin Williams at the Durban Natural Science museum,
Tricia Pillay at KwaZulu Natal museum (Pietermaritzburg),
Aisha Mayekiso at Iziko Museums of South Africa (Cape Town).
We also thank Simon van Noort at Iziko Museums of South Africa, Entomology Specify6.

Dr. Nicolas Moulin, Entomologist in Montérolier in France, Dr. Frank Wieland from the Pfalzmuseum für Naturkunde in Germany and Dr. Martin Stiewe from The Natural History Museum, London, whom provided invaluable assistance with identifications and other insights.


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