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mantispid 25jun2000 - Dicromantispa sayi

mantispid 25jun2000 - Dicromantispa sayi
6 miles NW Lyons, Boulder County, Colorado, USA
June 25, 2000
Size: BL ~13 mm.
This mantispid was found on the garage apron in the CO foothills at ~ 6400' elevation. It was placed and photographed on a nearby rock. It is small with BL ~ 13 mm and length to wing tip about 15 mm. Likely this is the adult form of the larva on a Phidippus jumping spider # 1092624 which was found inside the garage. Any help with the identification of this adult is most appreciated. I will also submit two images of another mantispid found even earlier than this one.

I'd say...
...Leptomantispa pulchella.

Moved from Mantidflies.

Dicromantispa sayi
Wonderful to get this mantidfly identified to species! Thanks so much. Your help is much appreciated.

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