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What is this bug?
Dear What’s That Bug,
I live in Northern Utah (Brigham City). This bug was discovered climbing on the building where I work a few days ago. Everyone that sees it is mystified. It looks a lot like a wasp, but has front legs and head like a preying mantis. It seems to like sugar water, but it also ate a small spider as you will see from
one of the photos. Do you have any idea what it is?
Thanks,
Michael Olson

Hi Michael,
Despite its appearance, the Brown Mantisfly isn’t related to either Preying Mantids or Wasps. It is a Neuropteran or Nerve Winged Insect. Great photo.

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