noun man·tis·pa \man‧ˈtispə\

Definition of mantispa

  1. 1 capitalized :  the type genus of Mantispidae

  2. 2 plural -s :  any insect of the genus Mantispa

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Origin and Etymology of mantispa

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

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