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Mantidflies

Mantispidae family (most common species Climaciella brunnea)

Aster leafhopper

Jeff Hahn, Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota

Aster leafhopper

Jon Yuschock, Bugwood.org


Size: 1/2 inch long

Description: First pair of legs modified for grasping, like those of a preying mantis. Its body resembles a paper wasp; it is reddish brown and yellow with wings that are either partly brown or clear.

Where/When: Common on foliage in wooded areas during summer. Can occasionally be found on or in buildings.

Significance: Does not harm people or property.

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