• Definition for "mantispid"
    • a family group of net-winged insects, your family…
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mantispid definition

  • noun:
    • a family group of net-winged insects, your family Mantispidae.
    • Any neuropterous pest associated with the genus Mantispa, and allied genera. The larvæ feast upon plant lice. Also utilized adjectively. See Illust. under neuroptera.
    • A Part of this family Mantispidæ.
    • pest that resembles a mantis; larvae are parasites into the nests of spiders and wasps
  • others:
    • Having the characters of, or owned by, the neuropterous household Mantispidæ.
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