May 17, 2011

anybody know what this little feller is?

Update:

Gretchen:

It’s a mantisfly, family Mantispidae. It’s a member of the order Neuroptera . . . and not a praying mantis.

comments

  1. Andrew Simone on May 18th, 2011 at 12:46 am

    Hmm. Both praying and mantis like, I’m guessing a duck.

  2. Joel Bernstein on May 18th, 2011 at 12:49 am

    I just looked it up, and the praying mantis does indeed have wings.

  3. Deron Bauman on May 18th, 2011 at 1:50 am

    It was the wings that threw me.

  4. Gretchen on May 18th, 2011 at 9:21 am

    It’s a mantisfly, family Mantispidae. Its a member of the order Neuroptera..and not a praying mantis.

  5. Andrew Simone on May 18th, 2011 at 10:34 am

    Huh. Learn something new everyday.

  6. Amy Mabli on May 18th, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    Well, that little guy finished off the last of the Laphroaig during the night.

  7. Sheila Ryan on May 18th, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    No wonder he’s walking up the wall.