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wasp? or mantis? New Pics
We saved this bug from drowning in the Snake River near Clarkston, Washington and wondered if wasps and Praying Mantis are cross breeding. I can’t seem to find any info on it… please help! Size is approx. 1 inch. By the way, what a great site you have, we’ve been looking at bug photos for 45 minutes! Thanks for your help.
Jen Doherty

Hi Jen,
The Brown Mantidfly, Climaciella brunnea, is not closely related to either wasps or mantids, but to the Neuropterans like Lacewings and Antlions.

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