Ejemplar observado en bosque templado con dominancia de enebro (Juniperus sp.)
Pima County, Arizona, US
I was so disappointed when I realized I missed the focus on this critter at the porchlight. You're looking at a very interesting Mantispid ("mantidfly"). Body length about 9mm; TL to wingtips about 12mm. It has mottled wings--thus the good camo against the window screen. That places it easily in the genus Plega, and the only species/subspecies of the genus known to occur in Texas is P. dactylota ssp. lipanica, described by Rehn from the Ord Mountains of West Texas in 1939. See the BG page for the genus for links to that literature:
I can find only about 3 images of living individuals of this species, and only one image from Texas (Big Bend):
Set up the moth light for just a little bit, but it was still quite hot and muggy...
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.