Explanation of Names
Author of species (as Nannophya bella
) is Uhler
, 1857. (Publication is Contributions to the Neuropterology of the United States. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia
1857:87-88.) Species name bella
is Latin for beautiful.
Tiny. Male has pale blue body with white on face, clubbed abdomen. Female has banded pattern, likely Batesian mimic
Southern Canada, northern tier of United States--Wisconsin east to New England, south in Appalachians and to Georgia, Alabama.
March-September in much of range, May-August in north (Canada).