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Leptomantispa pulchella At a 365nm UV light setup at the edge of a dense mixed forest. <br />
The 3rd mantidfly species I have found here in the span of a year!<br />
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From last year:<br />
Green Mantidfly (Zeugomantispa minuta)<br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83169/green_mantidfly_zeugomantispa_minuta.html" title="Green Mantidfly (Zeugomantispa minuta)"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3231/83169_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1598486410&Signature=FyxO2JDMWZpCmsoVT95RVclUl20%3D" width="200" height="134" alt="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 />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83167/green_mantidfly_zeugomantispa_minuta.html Geotagged,Summer,United States,Zeugomantispa minuta" /></a></figure><br />
Four-spotted Mantisfly (Dicromantispa interrupta)<br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/82412/four-spotted_mantisfly_dicromantispa_interrupta.html" title="Four-spotted Mantisfly (Dicromantispa interrupta)"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3231/82412_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1598486410&Signature=9DLcbtjusrD5MngC78sSwphouVY%3D" width="102" height="152" alt="Four-spotted Mantisfly (Dicromantispa interrupta) Small Mantispid at a 395nm UV light setup at the edge of a dense mixed forest. <br />
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Wish I would have gotten clearer shots before it flew away!<br />
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Leptomantispa pulchella

At a 365nm UV light setup at the edge of a dense mixed forest.
The 3rd mantidfly species I have found here in the span of a year!

From last year:
Green Mantidfly (Zeugomantispa minuta)

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

Four-spotted Mantisfly (Dicromantispa interrupta)
Four-spotted Mantisfly (Dicromantispa interrupta) Small Mantispid at a 395nm UV light setup at the edge of a dense mixed forest. <br />
<br />
Wish I would have gotten clearer shots before it flew away!<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/82413/four-spotted_mantisfly_dicromantispa_interrupta.html Dicromantispa interrupta,Geotagged,Summer,United States

    comments (4)

  1. Yay! Really awesome, Lisa! Posted 8 days ago
    1. Thank you, Twinsie! It really made my week/month/year! Haha! Posted 8 days ago
  2. Wild! Love it! Posted 8 days ago
    1. Thank you, Ferdy! It was such a well-mannered insect too. Every mantispid I have met has been so curious and unphased by interaction! Posted 8 days ago

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''Leptomantispa pulchella'' is a species of mantidfly in the family Mantispidae. It is found in the Caribbean Sea, Central America, and North America.

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

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Uploaded Jul 27, 2020. Captured Jul 27, 2020 05:40 in 227 Oakman Rd NE, Oakman, GA 30732, USA.
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II
  • f/20.0
  • 1/83s
  • ISO640
  • 100mm