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Glenurus gratus


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


Suburban backyard


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

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Alex C.
Alex C. 8 years ago

Gorgeous creature.

duttagupta35504 9 years ago

This is beautiful.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

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

beaker98 9 years ago

Awesome Machi!

Machi 9 years ago

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

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 9 years ago

Amazing find!

Machi 9 years ago

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

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 9 years ago

Mantis Fly?

Machi 9 years ago

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

The MnMs
The MnMs 9 years ago

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

dominique.eghlidi 9 years ago

Fantastic spotting!

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Florida, USA

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

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