Thursday, October 18, 2007
Just spotted this little insect in the garden. It's a mantispid or mantis-fly. I'd forgive you if, after a casual glance, you were to call it a mantid, however it actually belongs in an entirely different order - Neuroptera - which contains the lacewings. I was going to write more info on these critters however the annotated budak has already done so. So click the link to see another species and find out more.