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Mantid Lacewing III - Austromantispa imbecilla

Family Mantispidae

This page contains pictures and information about Mantid Lacewing III that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia. 
Body length 12mm
This Mantid Lacewing is small in side. Their raptorial forelegs, triangular head and elongated pro thorax look like Preying Mantid but they have the typical clear membranous wings. Their antennae are short and thickened. 
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We found this small Mantid Lacewing in Karawatha Forest on Dec 2010. It were flying and stopped on a Acacia plant in front of us. 
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It flies away after we took a few pictures.

1. Insects of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1991, pp 533.
2. Insects of Australia and New Zealand - R. J. Tillyard, Angus & Robertson, Ltd, Sydney, 1926, p319. 
5. A revision of the Australian Mantispidae (Insecta : Neuroptera) with a contribution to the classification of the family. II.* Calomantispinae and Mantispinae - KJ Lambkin, Australian Journal of Zoology Supplementary Series 34(117) 1 - 113, 1986. 
4. Lacewings - Queensland Museum, 2011. 

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