Mantispidae

  Raptorial forelegs, giving them a distinctive Preying Mantis appearance. Very long 'neck'. Some are brightly coloured, mimicking wasps.    [45 Aust. species]

All species pictured have their DNA in the Barcode of Life Database.


Euclimacia nuchalis MantispidGC sp. 1 MantispidGC sp. 2 MantispidGC sp. 3
       
 
MantispidGC sp. 4 MantispidGC sp. 5 MantispidGC sp. 6  
       
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

References:

Insects of Australia (Chapter 34: Neuroptera)

New, T.R.

CSIRO, Division of Entomology

1137pp (2 volumes), Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1999.

Page 538

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