May 6, 2010
This bug was on the screen of our front porch door, at 11am. It just stayed there, and was not worried about the door opening and closing, nor was it concerned with us taking pictures of it.
Melissa and Jody Glasscock
Opelousas, Louisiana, USA
Hi Melissa and Jody,
This Mantispid or Mantisfly, though it resembles a Preying Mantis, is not at all closely related to the Mantids. Mantispids are actually related to Lacewings and Antlions. We believe the species is Dicromantispa interrupta which is profiled on BugGuide.