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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Origin and Etymology of mantispa

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


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