Mantis indica Mukherjee, 1995: a synonym of Statilia nemoralis (Saussure, 1870) (Insecta: Mantodea)

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P. Chatterjee
T.K. Mukherjee

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Mantis indica (Mukherjee, 1995) was erected on the basis of some distinctive characters. Based on morphological characters, it was supposed to belong to the genus Statilia (Roy (1999: 163). However, in the absence of the knowledge of the structure of genitalia, its species status remained confusing. A further study on the structure of genitalia revealed that Mantis indica (Mukherjee, 1995) is undoubtedly a synonym of Statilia nemoralis (Saussure, 1870). A table is provided to compare significant features of related species. Colour photographs of holotype and genitalia of comparable species are also provided.

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Chatterjee, P. and Mukherjee, T. 2014. Mantis indica Mukherjee, 1995: a synonym of Statilia nemoralis (Saussure, 1870) (Insecta: Mantodea). Journal of Threatened Taxa. 5, 14 (Oct. 2014), 4907–4909. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/JoTT.o3289.4907-9.
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