What is this one???
April 12, 2010
Hi, I hope al is well I sent a message a week ago. But, did not get response regarding a bug that I am trying to identify? Is this a Mantis or a Termite
Thousand Oaks (Southern California)
This is neither a mantis nor a termite. It is a beneficial predator known as a Snakefly in the order Raphidioptera. This is a male because a curiously long ovipositor is absent. BugGuide has numerous photos of Snakeflies.