plural noun
Man·​tis·​pi·​dae | \ -pəˌdē \

Definition of Mantispidae

: a family of insects (order Neuroptera) having the prothorax elongated and the first pair of legs developed after the manner of a mantis

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History and Etymology for Mantispidae

New Latin, from Mantispa, type genus + -idae

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“Mantispidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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