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Haven't Seen one of these guys before today. Found in Bow, NH

Haven't Seen one of these guys before today. Found in Bow, NH

SugarPlumFarie

Looks like a wasp & a preying mantis mated....


Stolenbikeguy

What the hell is this


danmac1152

Praying wasp?


foodandart

[Mantid fly](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NV3EK4YsP8). A really cool insect.


danmac1152

I was making a joke with the name.


8bit_revolution

I found one of these a few years ago in Conway. I looked them up, I believe theybare called a mantifly. Very cool bugs!


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scr33m

Yep, it’s definitely a Climaciella, likely Climaciella brunnea - brown mantisfly. Very weird looking bug.


soldier1900

Okay this is most likely what I saw. This one was almost 2 inches though, are they aggressive/deadly? I was watching my for 30 seconds and had to scram because he bolted towards me.


foodandart

Totally harmless. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NV3EK4YsP8


soldier1900

Good to know thanks!


sarahoninternet

I found one of these trapped in my upstairs bathroom in Concord!!! I was terrified. Google says they do not sting though!


Femveratu

A wasp and a praying mantis had a love child


danmac1152

Never seen one like this but when I was around 6 I got into my mothers car around dusk one summer and heard something hissing at me from the seat belt. Bright green praying mantis. Actually, always been my favorite insect. Maybe because of this encounter.


soldier1900

Was this the thing I saw few days ago? It was pure black and looked like a giant fucking hornet. It was just under 2 inches when I saw it 13 feet away. It was flying with other hornets too.


MissorNoob

Sounds like a cicada killer wasp.


verystinkyfingers

>It was pure black Likely not a cicada killer tbh.


NH4K

No way! I also live in Bow and found one of those 2 weeks ago. Small world.


Almighty_Sand_Dollar

How bad are the ticks this summer?