Annotated illustrations of thoracic structures. Pronotum in dorsal view A Sphodromantis sp. ♂ (illustration by Josh Maxwell) B Theopompella congica Rehn, 1949 ♀ C Idolomantis diabolica (Saussure, 1869) ♀ D Deroplatys indica Roy, 2007 ♂ E Amorphoscelis pulchella ♀. Prothorax in ventral view F Mantoida maya ♂ G Humbertiella Saussure, 1869 ♀ H Phyllocrania paradoxa ♂. Figures F–H reproduced and adapted from Wieland (2013). Structures not to scale. Abbreviations: cx = coxa; fs = furcasternite; ics = intercervical sclerite; lcs = lateral cervical sclerite; lpe = lateral pronotal expansion; mz = metazone; pcpl = postcervical plate; pn = pronotum; pz = prozone; tap = transverse anterior part of T-shaped sclerite; tics = torus intercervicalis; tss = T-shaped sclerite; vcs = ventral cervical sclerite.

 
 
  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. https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.696.12542