from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A member of the family Mantispidæ.
  • Having the characters of, or belonging to, the neuropterous family Mantispidæ.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) Any neuropterous insect of the genus Mantispa, and allied genera. The larvæ feed on plant lice. Also used adjectively. See Illust. under neuroptera.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A family of net-winged insects, the family Mantispidae.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun insect that resembles a mantis; larvae are parasites in the nests of spiders and wasps


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