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Species Dicromantispa interrupta

Dicromantispa interrupta Dicromantispa sayi? - Dicromantispa interrupta Dicromantispa interrupta mantidfly - Dicromantispa interrupta Dicromantispa interrupta Mantispid - Dicromantispa interrupta Mantis flay - Dicromantispa interrupta - female Dicromantispa interrupta? - Dicromantispa interrupta
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Neuroptera (Antlions, Owlflies, Lacewings, Mantidflies and Allies)
Suborder Hemerobiiformia (Lacewings, Mantidflies and Allies)
Family Mantispidae (Mantidflies)
Subfamily Mantispinae
Genus Dicromantispa
Species interrupta (Dicromantispa interrupta)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Dicromantispa interrupta (Say, 1825)
=Mantispa interrupta, M. floridana
Identification
As in D. sayi, there is a thin reddish-brown band extending along the inner four-fifths of the anterior edges of the wings, from the wing base to pterostigma. But, in addition, D. interrupta also has a spot of color at the apex of the wing, as well as usually conspicuous darkenings of one (or two) cross-veins emanating inwards from near the pterostigma...see the thumbnails below:



Thus, the wings of D. interrupta appear more spotted(1), and the reddish border of fore-wing appears "interrupted" by the hyaline area between its basal four-fifths and the apical spot.
Also, D. interrupta is generally larger in size than D. sayi.
Range
Widespread in much of the US and into s.e. Canada and south to s. Mexico. Detailed distribution in our area indicated below:
Canada: Ontario, Quebec;(2) USA: AL, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WI (3)(4)
Life Cycle
eggs; pharate adult; adult female; adult male:
Works Cited
1.Insects: Their Natural History And Diversity: With a Photographic Guide to Insects of Eastern North America
Stephen A. Marshall. 2006. Firefly Books Ltd.
2.The Mantispidae (Insecta: Neuroptera) of Canada, with notes on morphology, ecology, and distribution
Cannings R.A., Cannings S.G. 2006. Can. Entomologist 138: 531-544.
3.Systematics of the Mantispinae (Neuroptera: Mantispidae) of North, Central and South America
Kevin M. Hoffman. 1992. University Microfilms International.
4.Mantispidae (Neuroptera) of Mexico: distribution and key to genera
Reynoso-Velasco D., Contreras-Ramos A. 2008. Ann. Ent. Soc. Am. 101: 703-712.