Location: Elanora, QLD, Australia
August 23, 2016 10:24 pm
Found this little guy sitting on a mate’s garage door, I have seen anything like him.
Signature: Liam Jackson
This is a Mantispid or Mantis Lacewing in the family Mantispidae. All of those names make reference to the resemblance of members of the family to the predatory Preying Mantids, but despite the resemblance, they are not closely related. Predatory Mantispids are classified along with Antlions, Lacewings and Owlflies in the order Neuroptera. Of all the Mantispids depicted on the Brisbane Insect site, your individual looks most like Austromantispa imbecilla, or perhaps Ditaxis biseriata which is also pictured on the Brisbane Insect site.