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Mantis fly

Mantispa sp.

Description:

Closely resembling the praying mantis this relative of the lacewing is about 20mm long. Very colorful iridescent eyes. Spotted it inside the house. Must have been attracted to the light inside at night.

Habitat:

Found near a light bulb at night.

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40 Comments (1–25)

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 4 years ago

Thank you Sergio..

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 4 years ago

Wonderfull pics, sunnyjosef.

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 6 years ago

Thank you Diaz..

Diaz José Miguel
Diaz José Miguel 6 years ago

Incredible shots!

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 7 years ago

Thank you James A Mcnair.... These are weak fliers. When I placed my fingers close by, it just climbed on my finger!!!

James McNair
James McNair 7 years ago

Lighting on wings is excellent how did you get it to stay on your finger?

Sckel
Sckel 7 years ago

thanks, sunnyjosef, I think I understand. you is a excellent photographer.

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 7 years ago

Thanks Sckel. This was shot with an on camera flash. As the camera was at an angle nearly parallel to the glass face, the reflected light went away from the lens.

Sckel
Sckel 7 years ago

Great. how you did for the flash does not reflect in the glass?

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 7 years ago

Thank you so much Lauren...

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 7 years ago

Great series Sunnyjosef, love the iridescence of the wings and the reflections.

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 7 years ago

Thank you Yasser for your appreciation...

Yasser
Yasser 7 years ago

Marvelous! Th first photo is just incredible!

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 7 years ago

Thanks Isabella....

IsabellaFiers
IsabellaFiers 7 years ago

Wonderful !!

lily
lily 7 years ago

Your welcome!

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 7 years ago

Thank you lily

lily
lily 7 years ago

The Mantis fly is really cool.

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 7 years ago

Thank you ForestDragon

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 7 years ago

That first one is amazing with the iridescense! Wonderful series!

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 7 years ago

Updated with two more shots..

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 7 years ago

Thank you StephenSolomons

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 7 years ago

Thank you Saumya...

StephenSolomons
StephenSolomons 7 years ago

Beautiful shot

Amazing ! (Y) :)

sunnyjosef
Spotted by
sunnyjosef

Ernakulam, Kerala, India

Spotted on Jan 15, 2014
Submitted on Jan 15, 2014

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