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Subject: What bug is this?
Location: CT
July 17, 2016 5:05 pm
Hey! I live in Stamford, CT and found this bug crawling around. Do you know what kind it is?
Signature: AJ

Mantidfly Pupa

Mantidfly Pupa

Dear AJ,
This is the ambulatory pupa of a Mantidfly.  Here is a matching image and additional metamorphosis images from BugGuide of the pupa of the Mantidfly
Dicromantispa sayi.  According to BugGuide, the larva:  “spins a cocoon, and changes to a pupa within the skin of the larva. Later the larval skin is cast; and, finally, after being in the cocoon about a month, the pupa becomes active, pierces the cocoon and the egg-sac, and crawls about for a time; later it changes to the adult form.”

Mantidfly Pupa

Mantidfly Pupa

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