plural noun Man·tis·pi·dae \-pəˌdē\

Definition of Mantispidae

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of mantispidae

New Latin, from Mantispa, type genus + -idae

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