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Subject: Small mantis
Location: Saudi Arabia_ Madinah
April 27, 2014 3:30 am
Hi!
I’ve found this tiny little guy hanging under a light, it was approximately less than centimeter long and was sitting high on the wall so I couldn’t get any better photos.
Although it seems like a mantis, it looks somewhat a bit strange.
found 27/4/2014
Signature: M.A

Mantispid

Mantisfly

Hi M.A.,
Though it resembles a Mantis, this Mantispid or Mantisfly is from the order Neuroptera, which includes Lacewings and Antlions, and it isn’t even closely related to a Mantis.  Like a true Mantis, the Mantisfly uses its raptorial front legs to capture prey, which includes small insects.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Madinah, Saudi Arabia

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