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Photo#1092627
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.
http://bugguide.net/node/view/1264779
vs.
http://bugguide.net/node/view/822069

Moved
Moved from Mantidflies.

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