Annotated illustrations of the female Sphodromantis sp. postabdomen and genitalia for morphological use. A genital region, most parts in internal view. Posterior parts (segments VIII, IX) are bent 180° dorsally and to the anterior compared to anterior parts (of segment VII), along the axis marked by arrows X. The lower half of the illustration shows part of the dorsal wall of the ventral fold 7 (“subgenital lobe”) and genital fold area in ventral view; the upper half of the picture shows the ventral sides of segments VIII and IX in dorsal view. Right gonoplac 9 cut open B accessory gland with some structures surrounding its opening C gonapophyses 9 and structures around their base in dorsal view, left gonapophysis 9 cut near base (accessory gland not included) D gonapophyses 9 and structures around their base in ventral view, left gonapophysis 9 cut near base, outlet tubes of accessory gland (aglt, agrt) cut near base E base of gonapophyses 9 (right gonapophysis 9 cut open) together with central apodeme and adjacent parts of coxa 9 sclerotizations and gonoplacs 9. 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. Thick gray lines are internal ridges. Dashed gray line labeled cap+ in (A) (left side only) indicating maximum size of central apodeme cap in other specimens. Membranous cuticle in very light gray, sclerotized cuticle in medium to darker gray (darker = more strongly sclerotized); cuticle shaded darker where it dives beneath other cuticle. For meaning of black arrows and black, white, and gray arrowheads see text. 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.