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Mantis-fly laying eggs.

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8 Comments

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

Agree, probably not safe enough for genus level.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

?Might be safest to just go with 'Mantisfly' and 'Matispidae' for the names
http://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:b...

kerry.vaneeden
kerry.vaneeden 6 years ago

Thanks for all the help with the ID, much appreciated.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

I have spent too long on these in the last 2 weeks and feel more lost than ever. In favour of Campion it seems generally the most found genus (just) but I think they are poorly worked here and very often misnamed. Here's some other genus with red pterostigma http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_... and I also found Spaminta. Theristria with same. http://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:b...
That green abdomen should be useful - not a common colour in these and maybe dimorphic . So much work to be done.

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

Hmm, good question, Mark. Please, note my "?"! Maybe just a shot into the darkness of Mantispidae, maybe just for initiating a discussion? My focus was the reddish part on the wings, and after looking around, most or all with this reddish part are called Campion. That's all and maybe I am completely out of the row with my suggestion. I nevertheless made a suggestion for others to start and check as well.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

How you pick Campion sp. doc?

KeithRoragen
KeithRoragen 6 years ago

Awesome spotting

kerry.vaneeden
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kerry.vaneeden

Joondalup, Western Australia, Australia

Spotted on Dec 2, 2014
Submitted on Dec 2, 2014

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