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20-JUN-2013 Christine Hanrahan

Brown mantisfly (Climaciella brunnea)

Found in Larose Forest near a wetland area. These are odd looking insects, sort of a cross between a praying mantis and a paper wasp (Polistes)! But not to worry, they don't sting, and they are quite small. They belong to the Order Neuroptera, the Nerve-winged Insects.

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Carol Rollins23-Jun-2013 02:47
That is very odd looking. Great find and capture Christine.
Karen Stuebing21-Jun-2013 21:19
It does look wasp like to me. Beautiful light and detail. V.
Stephanie21-Jun-2013 19:53
This is an odd looking creature! I've never seen one before! :)
Carl Carbone21-Jun-2013 19:36
Boy, I'd sure hate to play against you in a scavenger hunt! Great find and shot!
Linda & Pär Johansson21-Jun-2013 19:20
What amazing discoveries you make in nature Christine!! V
Ika Zinka Eferl21-Jun-2013 16:24
Fantastic photo Christine !*V*
J. Scott Coile21-Jun-2013 15:53
Very obvious mimicry.
globalgadabout21-Jun-2013 15:53
what an elongated creature, and beautifully coloured too...ace capture Christine..V
Jim Coffman21-Jun-2013 15:09
A very good closeup,..
Walter Otto Koenig21-Jun-2013 15:00
Fascinating complex details on this insect. I am seeing this one for the first time. "V"
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