Cuticulear hydrocarbons profiles of seven common Egyptian mantis

Document Type : Original Article


Department of Entomology, Faculty of Sciences, Ain Shams Univ., Cairo, Egypt


This is the first chemical taxonomic study of cuticular hydrocarbons of seven common mantis species in Egypt. This study is shedding the light on the role of this chemicals in phylogeny and taxonomy of this charismatic group of Insects.