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  1. mantis.
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Origin of mantid

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Examples from the Web for mantid

Historical Examples

  • In this subsection the Diptera, Libellulina and Mantid will find their place.

    An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. III (of 4)

    William Kirby

  • The Mantid are pretty insects, of very different habits from the preceding.

    The Insect World

    Louis Figuier

  • We now come to a very extraordinary family of insects, the Mantid.

  • The Empusa, which forms another genus of Mantid, has the antenn indented like a comb in the males, thread-like in the females.

    The Insect World

    Louis Figuier