**2 1/4 " body long slender; head triangular; thread like antennae Brown or mottled green 2 legs held in "prayful position" for grasping prey Long wings, Eyes large, Most flexible neck of any insect; (able to look for prey or danger at most angles. Strong mouthparts can tear apart hard exoskeleton of prey; (flies, bees, wasps, butterflies, caterpillars) Female often eats smaller male after mating. Eggs inclosed in frothy mass. Mainly aboreal.
coastal Sage, dry shurby areas
Thinking he is a male. After I went to look at the photos i realized he was looking at me every second i was snapping away. Even the pictures of his back, you can see those beady little eyes checking you out. Very cool.
** Audubon Field guide to California