Ento-musings from the University of Kentucky Department of Entomology

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

At Last: Mantidflies

One of my favorite insects...the epitome of strangeness (perhaps) within the Insecta. If you don't know about them already: what kind of ignoramus are you? No, seriously, you can be initiated into the mantidfly-adoring subculture by going here (http://gentlecentipede.blogspot.com/). I also highly recommend perusing the post whilst listening to this arrangement of Erik Satie's Gnossienne #1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkFoPGRM4t4&feature=endscreen&NR=1); I think it captures the chic grotesqueness of the Mantispidae quite well.

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