Image: Mantis Fly - Denis Crawford

Mantis Fly - Denis Crawford

Mantis flies (Mantispidae) are not flies or mantids, but a kind of lacewing with mantis-like forelegs. I was happy to be able to capture its iridescent eyes with my flash system.

Denis Crawford
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rozdesign - 10.10 AM, 14 October 2010
congrats on being a finalist .. and thankyou .. i've been looking to find out what these little insects are and wasnt able to identify them .. i thought they were a praying mantis but was never sure ... its a great photograph .. :)

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