Meso- and metathoracic leg measurement standards. Solid black lines indicate approximate location to take length and width measurements. Dashed black lines demonstrate approximate locations for measurement endpoints. Prepared Ilomantis ginsburgae Brannoch & Svenson, 2016 meso- and metathoracic leg length measurements, ventral view (A–E): A meso- and metathoracic coxal length B meso- and metathoracic femoral length C meso- and metathoracic tibial length D tarsal length measurements with lines 1–5 indicating contiguous tarsomere measurements E approximate location of endpoints for the meso- and metathoracic femora and tibiae measurements. F Unprepared I. ginsburgae, ventral view, meso- and metathoracic leg length measurements. Note: in unprepared specimens, obtaining certain measurements might be impossible due to appendage overlap, thus necessitating the relaxing and re-mounting of such specimens. Sectional sign (§) represents potential area where overlap can occur and relaxation and re-mounting is needed to take accurate measurements. Abbreviations: cx = coxa; fe = femur; pb = proximal bend in the tibia ta = tarsus; ti = tibia; tr = trochanter.

  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.