Observed at moth light.
Elizabeth, Brent, Brian, and I put up the moth lights here and spotted more insects than I've ever seen before -- there were swarms of aquatic beetles, mayflies, and many other bugs. :) It was great, but it was also pretty hard to get a good picture. :-/
I'll work on ID's for these critters later with the discovery life moth guide and some other resources...
blacklight, 9:30pm. Two mantidflies in one night!
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.