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Mystery Bug

Posted by misssherry Z8/9MS (My Page) on
Sat, Aug 27, 11 at 9:49

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 -
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RE: Mystery Bug

  • Posted by ericwi Dane County WI (My Page) on
    Sat, Aug 27, 11 at 10:13

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.

RE: Mystery Bug

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

RE: Mystery Bug

An antlion? Its beautiful!

Here is a link that might be useful: antlion


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

RE: Mystery Bug

Thanks all!

I thought it might be some type of lacewing.


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