Wasp Mantidfly (Climaciella brunnea)

Order: Neuroptera (noor-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Mantispidae
Genus: Climaciella
Species: brunnea (broo-NEH-ah) (Info)

Regional

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Mchenry, Illinois
Brunswick, Maine
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Sandown, New Hampshire

Members' Notes:

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Neutral

On Jun 18, 2011, beallen from Ottawa
Canada wrote:

Found this bug on our patio in Ottawa, Canada in June, 2011. Was very sluggish. I'd never seen one before.

Positive

On Jan 23, 2008, Malus2006 from Coon Rapids, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

Saw it once last year 2007 trapped between the screen door. Finally released it. Uncommon to rare in the Twin Cities. Very obvious - look like the head and arms of a mantis fused onto the abdomen and wings of a fly. Small in size, about 1/2 inches or less. The book, Audubon Society Field Guide To North American Insects & Spiders second printing said the common name is Brown Mantidfly.