Location: Elyria, Ohio
July 17, 2011 10:28 pm
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!
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.