Don’t stare at the eyes too long; you might fall under its spell.
January 7, 2012 | Tupaciguara, Minas Gerais, Brazil
12mm body | July 6, 2011 | Victorio Siqueroli Park, Uberlandia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
I spotted this small mantidfly hanging out on the underside of this leaf. I’m always excited to find one of these.
15mm | January 19, 2011 | Armonia Nature Preserve, Limon Province, Costa Rica
I was thrilled to find this mantidfly (family Mantispidae) on the underside of a large leaf. I’ve seen plenty of these attracted to lights at night, but I rarely encounter one in a natural setting.