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Species Dicromantispa interrupta

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Neuroptera (Antlions, Lacewings, and Allies)
Suborder Hemerobiiformia (Lacewings and Allies)
Family Mantispidae (Mantid Lacewings)
Subfamily Mantispinae
Genus Dicromantispa
Species interrupta (Dicromantispa interrupta)
Other Common Names
Four-spotted Mantidfly, Spot-tipped Mantidfly, Interrupted Mantidfly (all under infrequent, unpublished use)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Mantispa interrupta, M. floridana
Explanation of Names
Dicromantispa interrupta (Say 1825)
generally larger in size than D. sayi
unlike D. sayi, D. interrupta usually shows conspicuous darkenings of 1-2 cross-veins near the pterostigma:

the darkened coastal margin of forewing often appears interrupted by the preapical hyaline area
Canada to Mexico; in our area, QC-ON-FL west to WI-CO-CA(1)(2)(3)
Life Cycle
eggs; pharate adult; adult female; adult male:
Works Cited
1.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.
2.Systematics of the Mantispinae (Neuroptera: Mantispidae) of North, Central and South America
Kevin M. Hoffman. 1992. University Microfilms International.
3.Mantispidae (Neuroptera) of Mexico: distribution and key to genera
Reynoso-Velasco D., Contreras-Ramos A. 2008. Ann. Ent. Soc. Am. 101: 703-712.