(mănʹtĭs) noun. plural mantises or mantes (-tēz). Any of various predatory insects of the family Mantidae, primarily tropical but including a few Temperate Zone species, usually pale green and having two pairs of walking legs and powerful, grasping forelimbs. The mantis feeds on live insects, including others of its own kind. Also called mantid, praying mantis. mentadak, cengkadak.
mantis shrimp (mănʹtĭs shrĭmp) noun. Any of various burrowing predatory marine crustaceans of the order Stomatopoda, having movable stalked eyes and a pair of jointed grasping appendages, also called squilla. udang mentadak