Mantis Lacewing
Black Inner Front Thigh
Ellura
Mantis Lacewing
Front Leg
 
                      
Mantis Lacewing (Campion callosus)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)     iNaturalist Observation
Order: Net-winged Insects (Neuroptera)
Family: Mantidfly (Mantispidae)
Species: Mantis Lacewing (Campion callosus)
This Photo:     🔍Face🔎

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~9mm long. Distinctive red patch on each of it's fore & hind wings.
As the name suggests, the front legs are very mantis like. They have a large black patch on the inside which we weren't able to show clearly.

Copyright © 2020-2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 19-Nov-2020
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.