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Mantispidae species


My first real encounter with a mantispidae, creature I always longed to see. I wouldn't expect it to be so awesome as letting to be handled, but it was! It kept looking for higher ground like a mantis, until eventually flew away.

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mendes.madalena 11 years ago


Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 11 years ago

Congratulations on your first Mantispidae encounter, and fun fact feature! Amazing!

Amazing ~~~ Would really love to see that

Nature lover
Nature lover 11 years ago

Wow! That's just awesome! :)

cbet-camper10 11 years ago

Congrats on finding such an elusive and unusual creature! ^^

LaurenZarate 11 years ago

Wonderful! You don't get to see these very often!

KarenL 11 years ago

Fun fact! This curious looking insect looks like a cross between a lacewing, a wasp and a praying mantis. It is in fact a mantisfly, and is more closely related to antlions, lacewings, and owlflies than the mantids.

BenjaminKabel 11 years ago


Nimbid Ditavi
Nimbid Ditavi 11 years ago

Amazing! Neat pictures! Congratulations on finding this creature!

Maria dB
Maria dB 11 years ago

Congratulations on your spotting and the excellent photo!

Lovely creature, fantastic picture, João Burini, thank you for sharing.


Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 11 years ago

A Juréis está nos meus planos, talvez na virada do ano. De qualquer modo, quando quiseres, minha casa está à disposição.

João Burini
João Burini 11 years ago

Thanks Mona and Adarsha
Sergio é pra se considerar sim uma hora que estiver visitando estado vizinho hehe

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 11 years ago


Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 11 years ago

Lovely :)

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 11 years ago

João, nós não moramos tão longe um do outro. Nós deveríamos nos encontrar um dia para trocar umas idéias e "caçar" juntos...

João Burini
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João Burini

SP, Brazil

Spotted on Dec 5, 2012
Submitted on Jul 8, 2013

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