Description of Deiphobe incisa Werner, 1933 (Mantodea: Insecta) from Thar Desert,

Rajasthan, India with notes on some variation

Parbati Chatterjee, P. Girish Kumar, Gaurav Sharma


Detailed description of a female mantis Deiphobe incisa Werner, 1933 is provided which shows many interesting and notable differences. Details of measurements and figures are given to understand these characters. The peculiarities of the specimen are discussed along with affinities with related species.


Deiphobe incisa; Mantodea; India; variations; affinities.

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