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Mantis (disambiguation)

Mantis is the common name of any insect in the order Mantodea, also commonly known as praying mantises.

Mantis may also refer to:

Science and technology


  • Mantis (genus), a genus of mantises
  • Mantis shrimp, also known as stomatopods, predatory crustaceans
  • Mantispidae or mantis-flies, small predatory insects whose front legs are similar to those of a praying mantis



  • MANTIS, "Main-belt Asteroid and NEO Tour with Imaging and Spectroscopy", a proposed NASA spacecraft that would flyby multiple asteroids.

Arts and entertainment

  • Mantis (album), a 2009 studio album by progressive rock/jam band Umphrey's McGee



Film and television


Other uses

  • Jeremy Coney, former New Zealand cricket captain's nicknamed "The Mantis"
  • Cagn, a god of the San of southern Africa, who often takes the shape of a praying mantis
  • Mantis (roller coaster), a former stand-up roller coaster at Cedar Point
  • Marcos Mantis, a British sports car
  • Mantis, the ancient Greek word for seer or soothsayer, one cognizant of the will of divinity, which he learns through divination

See also