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Less than 1 inch long insect that has the hindquarters of a wasp, head and grasping legs of a praying mantis and wings of a dobsonfly.
Rural back yard, attracted to moth lights.
The color in the eyes is actually refraction from the camera flash. No matter what angle you take the photo from, you get that cool pattern, even if you are above the mantisfly.
Spotted on Aug 16, 2014
Submitted on Aug 18, 2014
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