Mantidfly--Leptomantispa pulchella

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    This mantidfly landed on the hood of a car and we relocated it to a stick for some more naturalistic photos. These are dainty, but fierce-looking, creatures. Body length measured--about 13 mm.
    Originally identified as Dicromantispa sayi, expert consultation shows this is Leptomantispa pulchella.

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    Dougeee, Mario Martins, Anita363, and 6 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Dougeee 77 months ago | reply

      Super shot ... About the only thing I haven't found. Maybe next year.

    2. cotinis 77 months ago | reply

      I've almost always found them at lights at night. Once I found one in deep dusk clambering about on some goldenrod.

    3. Techuser 77 months ago | reply

      Lucky!
      I never found one, maybe there arent brazilian species

    4. Ceuthophilus 77 months ago | reply

      Lovely image!

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