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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Mantidflies Family Mantispidae

Observer

phacelialinearis

Date

May 21, 2016

Photos / Sounds

What

Four-spotted Mantisfly Dicromantispa interrupta

Observer

sambiology

Date

May 17, 2016

Description

Elizabeth and I went over to Mallard Cove Park -- the sun was just trying to peak out from the clouds, but the clouds and rain won... Nonetheless, we still spotted some neat things! :)

Photos / Sounds

What

Mantidflies Family Mantispidae

Observer

muir

Date

May 14, 2016 06:00 PM CDT

Description

Photographed in park HQ in whitebox. Workshop participants found in vicinity at night, attracted to moth light.

Photos / Sounds

What

Wasp Mantidfly Climaciella brunnea

Observer

muir

Date

May 14, 2016 09:57 AM CDT

Description

This very cool mantispid fly was attracted to a light at the coordinates shown, and then brought back to the park HQ to photograph within a whitebox. It was almost certainly the most photographed insect of all of BugShot Austin 2016!

From Texas A&M Entomology: "Climaciella brunnea actually appears wasp-like, mimicking Polistes (Hymenoptera: Vespidae), with a yellow and dark brown banded abdomen and dark leading edges on the forewings."

Photos / Sounds

What

Mantidflies Family Mantispidae

Observer

vicfazio3

Date

May 9, 2016

Photos / Sounds

Observer

greglasley

Date

May 9, 2016

Description

I had one the other day that was identified as Dicromantispa sayi:
http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/3040915
but I am unsure of this one. It was smaller and has a darker neck than the one the other night

Photos / Sounds

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What

Green Mantidfly Zeugomantispa minuta

Observer

jcabbott

Date

April 28, 2016 05:41 PM CDT

Description

Green Mantisfly (Zeugomantispa minuta)
ALABAMA: Tuscaloosa Co.
Loblolly Hill off Echola Rd.; Elrod
28-April-2016
J.C. Abbott #2805 & K.K. Abbott

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

jcabbott

Date

May 1, 2016 01:33 PM CDT

Description

Mantidfly (Leptomantispa pulchella)
ALABAMA: Tuscaloosa Co.
Loblolly Hill off Echola Rd.; Elrod
30-April-2016
J.C. Abbott #2806 & K.K. Abbott

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Mantidflies Family Mantispidae

Observer

benhutchins

Date

April 28, 2016 10:39 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

Observer

greglasley

Date

April 26, 2016

Description

I don't know what this is, almost looks like a mantid of some sort. It is way cool looking. Attracted to a white sheet and light.

Photos / Sounds

What

Mantidflies Family Mantispidae

Observer

jnawara

Date

April 24, 2016 06:13 PM CDT

Description

Flew inside occupied house through an open window.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

vicfazio3

Date

April 22, 2016
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Description from Wikipedia

Mantispidae, known commonly as mantidflies, mantispids, mantid lacewings or mantis-flies, is a family of small to moderate-sized insects in the order Neuroptera. There are many genera with around 400 species worldwide, especially in the tropics and subtropics. Only 5 species of Mantispa occur in Europe.

No range data available.
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