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Definition of the noun mantid

What does mantid mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: mantids

  1. predacious long-bodied large-eyed insect of warm regions; rests with forelimbs raised as in prayer

Alternative definition of the noun mantid


  1. mantis (insect)

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Google previewGuests in Your Garden (2001)

by Michele Davidson, Eve Corbel

The mantid is an accomplished hunter. Its forelegs are oversized, powerful, and ideal for grasping prey. The mantid...

Google previewFoundations of Ecology (2012)

Classic Papers with Commentaries by Leslie A. Real, James H. Brown

Thus the mantid is a well-integrated feeding machine, no matter what the forces shaping the overall design. Following a quite different tack, MacArthur & Pianka ( 113) ask what range of dietary items natural selection should favor if animals fed ...

Google previewThe Garden Guy (2002)

A Seasonal Guide to Organic Gardening in the Desert Southwest by David Owens

The praying mantid is a big predator.

Google previewCommon Core Second Grade 4 Today (2014)

Daily Skill Practice by Carson-Dellosa Publishing

A mantid is an insect. We call it a praying mantis. When it hunts, it lifts its Rewrite the sentences with correct capitalization and punctuation. © Carson-Dellosa • CD -104819 77 Name_____________________________________________ ...

Google previewAustralian Backyard Naturalist (2012)

by Peter Macinnis

A mantid is a carnivore with powerful chewing mouthparts and the two front legs that it holds up as if praying are actually used to seize its prey. Mantises are solitary animals and eat This illustration from the 1840s shows the praying mantis ' two ...

Google previewSuper Bug Encyclopedia (2016)

by DK

Concealed among the blooms may be an orchid mantid. Its beautiful surface is tinted pink and white and the pretty petallike plates are a disguise for its legs. Lying motionless, the orchid mantid waits to ambush prey Searching for a meal of ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Animal Behaviour (2006)

by David Mcfarland

For example, the mantid (Parastagmatoptem um'punctata) is a carnivorous insect that lies in wait throughout the day and catches flies that come within reach. It sits motionless among vegetation that resembles its own form and coloration.

Google previewInternational Wildlife Encyclopedia: Leopard - marten (2002)

by Maurice Burton, Robert Burton

ALTERNATE \AMES Mantid; praying mantis; praying mantid LENGTH Average up to 2 in. (5 cm) DISTINCTIVE FEATURES Strongly spined, grasping forelegs; narrow prothorax (front part of thorax) forms moveable neck; at rest, legs held ...

Google previewFoods and Food Production Encyclopedia (2012)

by Douglas M. Considine

Praying mantis (also called mantid). (USDA photo) Fig. 5. “Tiny wasp” depositing egg in body of small.

Google previewA Dictionary of Genetics (2013)

by Robert C. King, Pamela Mulligan, William Stansfield

mantid 9 kb transcript (a.v.) that is translated into a protein over 2700 amino acids long, which plays a critical role in development. The gene is useful in evolution— ary studies because it is very large, is shared by all mammals, and is also ...

Google previewThe Rosen Comprehensive Dictionary of Biology (2007)

by John Owen Edward Clark, William Hemsley

mantid Winged insect that is characterized by ...

Google previewThe Visual Dictionary of Animal Kingdom - Animal Kingdom (2012)

mantid Long-bodied carnivorous insect found in tropical regions and blending in with its surroundings; its pincer-shaped front legs have spines. examples of insects monarch butterfly Large diurnal migratory ...

Google previewAnimals: A Visual Encyclopedia (Second Edition) (2012)

A Visual Encyclopedia by DK Publishing

If prey thinks it hasn't been With a triangular-shaped head and the curious SPOtt¢ d> it had bfittfir think againThe praying mantis has the ability to turn it around to see behind, the mantid unique, ability“, tum its head is a strange-looking creature.

Google previewYir-Yoront Lexicon (1991)

Sketch and Dictionary of an Australian Language by Barry Alpher

PRAYING MANTIS, MANTID, STICK INSECT. Lorr-minh-kothorr, yorr+arr+w, wangary 'l e— kun-ter-wirrchi. Yoqo tharrch! tharrwal parr+kin. Yapa purr! wunnwal. The mantis goes around in the same way, as if prancing [with elbows held high].

Google previewIllustrated Dictionary of Entomology (2007)

by Paras Nath

Mantodea, order: (mantid, soothsayer) praying mantids (Fig. 163). Manual: Handbook (q.v.). Manuscript name: In nomenclature, an unpublished scientific name (cf. Nomen nudum). Fig. 162. Variations in form of mandibles. (a) Ground beetle,.

Google previewVan Nostrand’s Scientific Encyclopedia (2013)

by Douglas M. Considine, Glenn D. Considine

Also called mantid, this insect is quite beneficial and is highly interesting. See Fig . 4. The praying mantis is quite large, ranging from 2.5 to 5 inches (6+ to 12+ centimeters) in length. The insect derives its name from the manner in which it holds ...

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Scrabble value of M3A1N1T1I1D2

The value of this 6-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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