Mantisfly

I spotted this in the garden today.  It’s a Mantisfly.  They look like mantids, but are a totally different predaceous group.  They have the hooked forearms likes a mantis.  This guys is probably from the Genus Leptomantispa, but I’m not sure.  They are predatory flying insects.  Here’s a few color shots. The eyes are freaky how they refract light.

2 Responses to “Mantisfly”

  1. Did you paint that with an airbrush?

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