Annotated illustrations of the male Sphodromantis sp. postabdomen for morphological use. Coxosternite CS9 (= subgenital plate) and ventral fold vf9 (“subgenital lobe”) of Sphodromantis sp., dorsal view. Thick black lines are (virtual) cutting lines. Continuous thin black lines are freely visible edges (= lines along which the cuticle bends away from the observer’s view). Dashed thin black lines are (parts of) edges hidden beneath other cuticle. Membranous cuticle in very light grаy, sclerotized cuticle in medium to darker grаy (darker = more strongly sclerotized); cuticle shaded darker where it goes underneath other cuticle. For abbreviations see text, glossary, or Suppl. material 2: Extended abdominal glossary.

  Part of: Brannoch SK, Wieland F, Rivera J, Klass K-D, Béthoux O, Svenson GJ (2017) Manual of praying mantis morphology, nomenclature, and practices (Insecta, Mantodea). ZooKeys 696: 1-100.