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1. See mantis.
2. A mantis in the family Mantidae.

[From New Latin Mantidae, family name, from Mantis, type genus, from Greek mantis, seer; see mantis.]


(ˈmæn tɪs)

also mantid

n., pl. -tis•es, -tes (-tēz) also -tids.
any of several predaceous insects of the family Mantidae, having a long prothorax and typically holding the forelegs in an upraised position as if in prayer.
[1650–60; < New Latin < Greek, prophet; akin to mania]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mantid - predacious long-bodied large-eyed insect of warm regionsmantid - predacious long-bodied large-eyed insect of warm regions; rests with forelimbs raised as in prayer
dictyopterous insect - cockroaches and mantids
genus Mantis - type genus of the Mantidae: mantises
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During our studies in an old field in the process of becoming a pine forest, we observed a number of features that seemed unusual for an oldfield insect, including the placement of most mantid egg cases in trees, often high in trees, and few on herbaceous vegetation as would be expected.
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If you find a mantid egg case on a branch near you next spring, keep an eye on it.
The strongly skewed distribution found in this study, derived from observational data, is interesting because it is similar in form to distributions of per capita interaction strength reported from experimental manipulations by Paine (1992), examining the effects of a suite of intertidal grazers on algae, and by Fagan and Hurd (1994), investigating the effects of a mantid predator on a suite of arthropod prey.
In the mantid Tenodera sinensis, Paradise and Stamp (1991) report diet-dependent variation in the intermolt interval, growth per ecdysis, and the number of juvenile in-stars, implying a completely plastic trajectory D.
this most unusual mantid, with the related genus Carrikerella Hebard, 1921 occupies an anomalous position in the Oligonicine, due to the foliaceus lobing of the abdomen of the female and the structure of the elongate pronotum.
Honma and his colleagues offered grasshoppers to a range of predators with different killing styles: Japanese quail, spiders, big mantid insects, and small frogs.