mantispa

noun
man·​tis·​pa | \ man‧ˈtispə \

Definition of mantispa

1 capitalized : the type genus of Mantispidae
2 plural -s : any insect of the genus Mantispa

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History and Etymology for mantispa

New Latin, from Mantis + pagana (specific epithet of Mantis pagana), from Latin, feminine of paganus of the country

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“Mantispa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mantispa. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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