Photo submitted by The Beauty of it all
Oh how cool is this bug?!? It is a mantisfly. Mantisflies are neither fly nor mantis. But rather a relative of lacewings, antlions, and their kin. They are predatory, and therefore, very beneficial for your garden, and the ecosystem as a whole.
He’s gonna be heading off anytime now. #monarch #butterfly
An interesting one- perhaps it’s Homopteran… love its wings.