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Mantidfly - Entanoneura batesella - female

Mantidfly - Entanoneura batesella - Female
Lady Lake, Lake County, Florida, USA
November 15, 2005
Size: body-22mm
She was on the eave of the house yesterday, where I could not get a very good shot, I put her in a jar for today, checked on her and she was laying eggs. Still not a great shot.

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Mantidfly - Entanoneura batesella - female Mantidfly eggs - Entanoneura batesella

Moved from Entanoneura.

Moved from Dicromantispa sayi.

Entanoneura prob. batesella

Moved from Dicromantispa.

Moved from Mantidflies.

#37439 Identification – Dicromantispa sp.

i have longed to see one of these, they are amazing creatures! very nice find, and you are so lucky to have eggs too. are you going to keep them until they turn into baby mantidflies?

I will keep
them until they emerge, and let them go, after reading a little on the larval stages, they are definitely not like raising caterpillars.

If you could get some pics of the 1st instars......

No apologies.
No apologies necessary. I don't know that any images of mantispid eggs existed before now! Good work:-)

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