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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 9 years ago


Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 9 years ago

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

Amazing ~~~ Would really love to see that

Nature lover
Nature lover 9 years ago

Wow! That's just awesome! :)

cbet-camper10 9 years ago

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

LaurenZarate 9 years ago

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

KarenL 9 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 9 years ago


Nimbid Ditavi
Nimbid Ditavi 9 years ago

Amazing! Neat pictures! Congratulations on finding this creature!

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

Congratulations on your spotting and the excellent photo!

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


Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 9 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 9 years ago

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

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 9 years ago


Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 9 years ago

Lovely :)

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 9 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
Spotted by
João Burini

SP, Brazil

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

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