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Photo#322007
Mantisfly - Dicromantispa sayi

Mantisfly - Dicromantispa sayi
Miller Canyon, Huachuca Mountains, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
August 17, 2009
Size: 2.3 cm
Elevation 5,000. ft.
Came to black light.
Oak-Juniper Woodland.

Another possibility
Not sure on this one. There looks like there might be extra darkening of the crossvein coming from near the apex of the pterostigma, which would conform with the following record identified as D. interrupta by Dr. Oswald. We have rather few western records of D. interrupta on BugGuide, so I think we may have that population grouped under D. sayi.


Moved
Moved from Mantidflies.

 
confusing--Leptomantispa pulchella?
Looking at characters on the guide page for Leptomantispa ppulchella:
Characters of this genus, with one North American species (Machado and Rafael, 2007, apparently quoting Penny, 2002):
numerous fine setae visible in lateral view on the dorsal surface of the pronotum
pterostigma forming an angle of more than 40 degrees with the end of the RA (radial-A) vein
body with yellow and brown tones

To me, the angle of the pterostigma with that vein here looks more like that we see in specimens identified as Leptomantispa pulchella:




Really not sure on this, but take a look at the other images here for both species and see what you think.
Quite maddening.

 
Aha! reversing myself...
Well, see Aaron's discussion here:


He says the tri-colored antennae, if present, indicate D. sayi. I had not seen this discussion when writing my first comment.

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