Manteodea

plural noun
Man·​te·​o·​dea | \ ˌmantēˈōdēə \

Definition of Manteodea

: a suborder of Orthoptera often considered a separate order, comprising predaceous insects with the forelegs specialized for seizing prey and including the mantises — see manteidae

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History and Etymology for Manteodea

New Latin, from Mante-, Mantis + -odea

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“Manteodea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Manteodea. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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