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Weird bug
Location: Elyria, Ohio
July 17, 2011 10:28 pm
Hi,
I was getting ready for work this morning and found this bug on the faceplate in the bedroom. I almost thought it was 2 bugs mating, it kind of reminds me of a combination of a praying mantis and a flying ant. Thanks!
Signature: Maureen

Mantispid

Hi Maureen,
This is a predatory Mantispid, and it really does resemble a cross between a Preying Mantis and a Flying Ant, however, it is not closely related to either.  Mantispids are Neuropterans, and their close relatives include insects like Lacewings and Antlions.

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Location: Ohio

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