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Postby February Beetle » Tue Jul 31, 2007 3:07 am

Noooope. Not that Neuropteran!
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Postby ping » Tue Jul 31, 2007 7:13 am

Family Chrysopidae?
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Postby February Beetle » Tue Jul 31, 2007 2:03 pm

No, it is not in that family with the lacewings. It is in another smaller family.
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Postby ping » Tue Jul 31, 2007 4:12 pm

Mantispidae? Myrmeleontidae?
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Postby ping » Tue Jul 31, 2007 4:13 pm

By the way,these insects are really nice, Neuroptera! :D
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Postby February Beetle » Tue Jul 31, 2007 5:01 pm

Mantispidea! Yes! It is a Mantidfly! Actually... it is MY Mantidfly from Kansas : Mantispa interrupta
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Family Mantispidea are super neat! I can't believe I found one in Kansas I almost dropped dead, they aren't very common. It was just in my way in from my car to my house. Hanging' out on the concrete. I found out in my Insects of Kansas book that they have hypermetamorphosis and the larvae hang out and flop around until they are picked up by an adult spider and carried and they parasites of the spider's egg sac. Adults are beneficial predators!

Today I saw a Green Lacewing probably genus Chrysopa. Highly beneficial aphid eaters.

My favorites are probably the Owlfly (Family Ascalaphidae, Ululodes quadrimaculata in Kansas) and Antlion (Family Myrmeleontidea). :) If I get a tatoo ever, it will probably be an Owlfly :P

http://www.whatsthatbug.com/neuropterans.html
Great website where to see all of these animals, and this is where I got my picture.

Anyway, congratulations! I am glad you like Neuropterans, too!
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Postby ping » Wed Aug 01, 2007 5:46 pm

:D Neuroptera is cool!! I don't like insects that much but these are........nice!!
Thank you for showing them to me.
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Postby kasied07 » Wed Aug 01, 2007 7:16 pm

whats the next animal????
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Postby ping » Thu Aug 02, 2007 7:25 am

I'm tired and I need some sleep.I'm very busy at work,so someone else will play .........
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Postby sachin » Thu Aug 02, 2007 1:32 pm

Ok.... I will Do that...

I m thinking of a Vector..........

Its simple.....
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Postby February Beetle » Thu Aug 02, 2007 2:31 pm

Is it an Arthropod?
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Postby oortclouddomicile » Thu Aug 02, 2007 2:48 pm

is it a mechanical vector?
when the roach goes extinct, you know the end is very near.
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