devil's coach horse

Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.

devil's coach horse:

see mantidmantid
or mantis,
name applied to the large, slender, slow-moving, winged insects of the family Mantidae in the order Mantodea. Predatory insects, mantids have strong, elongate, spiny front legs, used for grasping prey.
..... Click the link for more information.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
BUG'S LIFE Antoni and Devil's coach horse beetle, left, like one that got trapped in his ear
Watch out for the Devil's Coach Horse when you disturb pots, stones and logs.