Location:  East Brunswick, Middlesex County, New Jersey
July 26, 2010 8:21 am
Hi guys…hope all is well. I thought you might enjoy this mantispid I had at my mercury vapor light in East Brunswick New Jersey (June 23, 2010). It is Climaciella brunnea. really an awesome insect. It is about 34” long and flies very well (discovered after it escaped in my office and immediately flew to the ceiling out of reach). If ever there was an insect that could be used for a sci-fi flick this wasp mantisfly is it! Enjoy, Dave
Dave Moskowitz


Hi Dave,
Nice to hear from you again.  Also, many thanks for identifying your Mantispid to the species level.


One Response to Mantispid

  1. Rita O'CONNELL says:

    It is used in a science fiction story. It’s called”On K2 with Kanakaredes,” by Dan Simmons.

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