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Mantis Fly (?) on Compass Plant Flower - Dicromantispa interrupta

Mantis Fly (?) on Compass Plant Flower - Dicromantispa interrupta
Junction City, 15 mi. SE, Bottomland prairie restoration, Geary/Flint Hills/Tall Grass Prairie County, Kansas, USA
July 23, 2019
Size: 1/4-1/2"
Just a little slash on a ray flower of a towering Compassplant (Silphium laciniatum)--but when magnified--there it was, this long-winged fly with raptorial front legs and an amazing conglomeration of body parts....Is it a mantis fly?

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