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Antlion

Glenurus gratus

Description:

One of the most beautiful insects I have ever seen. Iridescent wings that shone blue/teal at some angles and purple at others. The bottom of the wings were opaque lavender with black spots. Red legs. I would guess 6-8 cm

Habitat:

Suburban backyard

Notes:

It was not afraid of me at all. In fact, it landed on me at first.

1 species ID suggestions

11 Comments

Alex C.
Alex C. 3 years ago

Gorgeous creature.

duttagupta35504
duttagupta35504 4 years ago

This is beautiful.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 4 years ago

I agree Machi. These things have the most amazing wings.

beaker98
beaker98 4 years ago

Awesome Machi!

Machi
Machi 4 years ago

Thank you! I had no idea antlions could be this showy!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 4 years ago

Amazing find!

Machi
Machi 4 years ago

I thought the face looked a little like it, but its arms don't.

Hema
Hema 4 years ago

Mantis Fly?

Machi
Machi 4 years ago

I thought lacewing too, but I could not find a photo of a similar looking one.

The MnMs
The MnMs 4 years ago

Lacewings? I love it's blue tone :-)

dominique.eghlidi
dominique.eghlidi 4 years ago

Fantastic spotting!

Florida, USA

Lat: 28.59, Long: -81.19

Spotted on Aug 10, 2014
Submitted on Aug 11, 2014

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