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This mantidfly landed on the hood of a car and we relocated it to a stick for some more naturalistic photos. These are dainty, but fierce-looking, creatures. Body length measured--about 13 mm.
Originally identified as Dicromantispa sayi, expert consultation shows this is Leptomantispa pulchella.
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Location Created: Pittman Center, Tennessee, United States
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