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Green Mantidfly (Zeugomantispa minuta) My second species of mantidfly this summer! They are SO hard to photograph! <br />
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At a 395nm UV light setup at the edge of a dense mixed forest. <br />
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At a 395nm UV light setup at the edge of a dense mixed forest. <br />
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Green Mantidfly (Zeugomantispa minuta)

My second species of mantidfly this summer! They are SO hard to photograph!

At a 395nm UV light setup at the edge of a dense mixed forest.

Green Mantidfly (Zeugomantispa minuta) My second species of mantidfly this summer! They are SO hard to photograph!<br />
<br />
At a 395nm UV light setup at the edge of a dense mixed forest. <br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83167/green_mantidfly_zeugomantispa_minuta.html Geotagged,Summer,United States,Zeugomantispa minuta

    comments (3)

  1. kaleidoscope eyes <3 Posted 6 months ago
    1. Since I've seen that feature in both species of mantidfly that I've posted, I need to do some research on the reasons for that cool "starburst" eye! Posted 6 months ago, modified 6 months ago
      1. Owlflies have it, too! I'd love to know more. Posted 6 months ago

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''Zeugomantispa minuta'', the green mantisfly, is a species of mantidfly in the family Mantispidae. It is found in the Caribbean, Central America, North America, and South America.

Similar species: Net-winged Insects
Species identified by Lisa Kimmerling
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By Lisa Kimmerling

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Uploaded Aug 14, 2019. Captured Aug 13, 2019 06:03 in 234 Oakman Rd NE, Ranger, GA 30734, USA.
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II
  • f/5.6
  • 1/166s
  • ISO500
  • 100mm