Wasp Mantidfly
Climaciella brunnea

If I hadn't taken this picture myself, I would have thought it was a painting.
There's something about it that gives it a surreal look - but I think it's beautiful.

wasp mantidfly photo
Wasp Mantidfly hanging out in the sunflowers of Antelope Island.  Aren't these magnificent creatures?
The wings are flawless. Looking at these insects in their natural environment gives me the feeling
I've just traveled back in time to some prehistoric moment. © Carol Davis, 9-7-2014

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