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Species Dicromantispa sayi - Say's Mantidfly

Mantidfly - Dicromantispa sayi Mantidfly - Dicromantispa sayi - male Mantispid - Dicromantispa sayi Mantisfly   Leptomantispa pulchella ? - Dicromantispa sayi Leptomantispa pulchella? - Dicromantispa sayi Dicromantispa sayi - male Possible Mantid - Dicromantispa sayi mantispid - Dicromantispa sayi
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 sayi (Say's Mantidfly)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Mantispa sayi Banks 1897; see (1) for more synonyms
Explanation of Names
Dicromantispa sayi (Banks 1897)
named after Thomas Say
has dark brownish-to-black as well as lighter yellowish color forms(2); usually smaller than D. interrupta
so. ON to Central America; W. Indies(3)(4)(1)(5)
Life Cycle
Eggs; young-larvae; cocoon; pupa; pharate adult (sub-adult); adult female; adult male:
has several largely allopatric color forms (here) formerly treated as species (Hoffman 1989); the dark forms from east of the Mississippi and northward correspond to the former Mantispa uhleri
Print References
Redborg K.E., MacLeod E.G. (1985) The developmental ecology of Mantispa uhleri Banks (Neuroptera: Mantispidae). Illinois Biol. Monogr. 53. 130 pp.(Full text)
Rice M.E., Peck W.B. (1990) Mantispa sayi (Neuroptera: Mantispidae) parasitism on spiders (Araneae) in Texas, with observations on oviposition and larval survivorship. Ann. Ent. Soc. Am. 84: 52-57.