- Any of various predatory insects of the family Mantidae that have a prayer-like stance.
- German: Gottesanbeterin
- Spanish: mantis religiosa , campamocha (italbrac, Mexico), cerbatana (italbrac, Venezuela), mamboretí¡ (italbrac, Argentina, Uruguay), santateresa (italbrac, Spain), tatadiós (italbrac, Argentina), usamico (italbrac, Northwestern Argentina)
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