Mystery Bug

misssherry(Z8/9SE MS)August 27, 2011

I've tried and tried to log on to the Insect Forum and can't do so.

I found this interesting bug, about 3"-4" long, on the top of the door frame area of the well house. It has what looks like a dragonfly or damselfly's body, but it's got those long, straight 'antennae' thingies that dragonflies don't have. Maybe it's a moth? If so, it's most unusual! I think it's pretty -


Sherry

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ericwi

I have never seen anything like your insect. Its a great photo. I will keep checking back in to see if anyone knows what this is.

    Bookmark   August 27, 2011 at 10:13AM
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catherinet(5 IN)

An antlion? Its beautiful!

Here is a link that might be useful: antlion

    Bookmark   August 27, 2011 at 10:31AM
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TomatoWorm59

Ant lion [adult]. Ant lions are actually a species of lacewing.

    Bookmark   August 27, 2011 at 10:31AM
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catherinet(5 IN)

oops TomatoWorm......we were posting at the same time! I love my Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Insects and Spiders!

    Bookmark   August 27, 2011 at 10:33AM
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misssherry(Z8/9SE MS)

Thanks all!

I thought it might be some type of lacewing.

Sherry

    Bookmark   August 27, 2011 at 11:20AM
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