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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Mantidflies Family Mantispidae

Observer

marumg

Date

April 7, 2008

Description

Sin ID
Ejemplar observado en bosque templado con dominancia de enebro (Juniperus sp.)

Photos / Sounds

What

Wasp Mantidfly Climaciella brunnea

Observer

plleipold

Date

June 27, 2016 09:29 AM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Observer

finatic

Date

May 8, 2016 10:40 PM PDT

Description

Pima County, Arizona, US

Photos / Sounds

What

Wasp Mantidfly Climaciella brunnea

Observer

jamesewelch

Date

June 28, 2016 09:26 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Observer

friel

Date

June 27, 2016 10:32 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

gcwarbler

Date

June 7, 2016

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

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:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/152790
I can find only about 3 images of living individuals of this species, and only one image from Texas (Big Bend):
http://bugguide.net/node/view/1125453
http://madrean.org/symbfauna/taxa/index.php?taxon=666432&taxauthid=1

Photos / Sounds

What

Green Mantidfly Zeugomantispa minuta

Observer

friel

Date

June 23, 2016 09:09 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Wasp Mantidfly Climaciella brunnea

Observer

emilymstone

Date

June 4, 2016 01:07 AM CDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

rsp

Date

June 22, 2016 08:42 AM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

at blacklight

Photos / Sounds

What

Four-spotted Mantisfly Dicromantispa interrupta

Observer

sambiology

Date

June 18, 2016

Description

Set up the moth light for just a little bit, but it was still quite hot and muggy...

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Mantidflies Family Mantispidae

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

June 3, 2016 08:05 AM ADT
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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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