Green Mantisfly Zeugomantispa minuta (Fabricius, 1775)    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Neuroptera   >   Family Mantispidae   >   Genus Zeugomantispa   

Status:

Widespread in the eastern U.S.

Description:

Overall green coloration is diagnostic among our mantidflies.

Relationships:

Larvae are parasitoids of spider eggs! Adults hunt small insects.

There are 67 records in the project database.

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A Green Mantisfly laying eggs in Prince George's Co., Maryland (9/26/2014). Photo by Barbara Thurlow. (MBP list)

A Green Mantisfly in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/29/2014). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Green Mantisfly in Dorchester Co., Maryland (8/17/2015). Photo by Jonathan Willey. (MBP list)

Green Mantisfly in Montgomery Co., Maryland (4/29/2017). (c) Judy Gallagher, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Judy Gallagher. (MBP list)

A Green Mantisfly in Worcester Co., Maryland (9/18/2014). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A Green Mantisfly in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/24/2015). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Green Mantisfly in Howard Co., Maryland (11/7/2015). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A Green Mantisfly in Harford Co., Maryland (7/20/2019). Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)

Green Mantisfly in Baltimore Co., Maryland (8/3/2022). (c) A van den Beemt, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by AvdB via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Green Mantisfly preying on a midge in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (4/28/2017). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Green Mantisfly in Baltimore Co., Maryland (7/21/2021). (c) Emily L. Stanley, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emily Stanley. (MBP list)

A Green Mantisfly in Harford Co., Maryland (8/16/2018). Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)

A Green Mantisfly in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/7/2013). Photo by Andy Martin. (MBP list)

A Green Mantisfly in Washington Co., Maryland (8/4/2020). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

Green Mantisfly in Somerset Co., Maryland (7/22/2022). (c) Jim Brighton, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A Green Mantisfly in Howard Co., Maryland (7/24/2015). Photo by Nancy Magnusson. (MBP list)

A Green Mantisfly in Harford Co., Maryland (8/9/2015). Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)

Green Mantisfly in Baltimore City, Maryland (7/18/2005). Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)

A Green Mantisfly in Washington Co., Maryland (9/8/2020). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)


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