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Subject: ?
Location: Atlantic county NJ
August 12, 2016 1:42 pm
Hello, I love in southern new Jersey by the shore. I keep finding more and more of these bugs on my raspberry bushes. I can’t seem to find them online and I don’t know if they’re beneficial or otherwise. Can you help?
Thanks!
Signature: Sunny

Mating Banded Net-Winged Beetles

Mating Banded Net-Winged Beetles

Dear Sunny,
You do not need to fret about the health of your raspberry bushes because of these Banded Net-Winged Beetles,
Calopteron reticulatum, because according to the genus page on BugGuide:  “adults take nectar; larvae prey on small arthropods under bark.”  According to Featured Creatures, the Banded Net-Winged Beetle is:  “commonly found resting on vegetation in moist woods throughout much of the eastern United States.”

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Subject: What beetle
Location: Central MA
July 27, 2016 4:11 am
A friend thinks a costa Rican beetle I think they were showing off
Signature: Inazuma Hiro

Banded Net-Winged Beetle

Banded Net-Winged Beetle

Dear Inazuma,
In a sense, you and your friend are both correct.  These are Banded Net-Wing beetles,
Calopteron reticulatum, and based on this Alamy image, the species ranges as far south as at least Costa Rica.  You image depicts quite a mating frenzy.

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Subject: beetle
Location: Costa Rica
May 5, 2016 8:20 pm
i found this bug at envision it was love heart shape it was blue and yellow striped and it flies please identify this bug thanks.
Signature: Ryder

Net Winged Beetle

Net Winged Beetle

Dear Ryder,
Congratulations on recognizing that the Net Winged Beetle in the family Lycidae is actually a Beetle because it is frequently mistaken for a moth.  We suspect it might be the North American species
Calopteron reticulatum, the Banded Net Winged Beetle which is reported on BugGuide as being from Mexico as well.  Insects do not respect international borders.

Hi Daniel,
thank you for replying to my email, I’m so happy i know what it is now.
what a great job you have, i love bugs so much,and I’m living in Costa Rica and i also saw a peanut head moth it was so amazing to see there is so many amazing bugs there thanks.
Ryder

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Subject: Insect on the porch
Location: southern Indiana
March 24, 2016 1:27 pm
This insect seemed to curl the tail to propel itself forward. It was only 2.5 cm long. We found it on the front porch in southern Indiana at the end of March.
Signature: Oscar

Firefly Larva

Firefly Larva

Dear Oscar,
This is either a Firefly Larva or a Netwing Beetle Larva.

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Subject: Bug ID Panama
Location: Panama
September 20, 2015 8:05 pm
Dear Bugman,
I would like to ask you if you know which family this insect belongs to.
It was found in Panama on the 20th of September (rain season) on the ground in secundair rainforest on 800m altitude (Rambala region).
I am very curious to hear what it could be.
With kind regards,
Signature: Stefanie

Beetle Larva:  Firefly or Net-Winged Beetle???

Beetle Larva: Firefly or Net-Winged Beetle???

Dear Stephanie,
This is a beetle larva, and it is either a Firefly Larva in the family Lampyridae or a Net Winged Beetle Larva in the family Lycidae.  The two families are very difficult to distiguish from one another when in the larval stage.

Dear Daniël,
Thank you very much!
Is thought it might be a trilobyte but they only occur in Asia if I am correct.
Cheers,
Stefanie

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Subject: What is this?
Location: Central Florida
February 12, 2015 5:53 pm
I live in central Florida. This bug was on my screen yesterday (02/11/2015). I’ve searched the web but haven’t been able to find any pictures of this bug, I’ve lived here 12 years and have not encountered anything like this in all that time. Please help me to identify this guy!!! Thanks
Signature: Eileen

Banded Net-Wing we believe

Banded Net-Wing we believe

Dear Eileen,
Your image is very low resolution and quite blurry, but we believe it to be of a Banded Net-Wing Beetle,
Calopteron reticulatum.  Try comparing what you saw to the images posted to BugGuide.

Thank you so much Daniel!!! That is it!!! My daughter told me that your website would help me and she was so right!
Thank you again!!!! Eileen O’Neil

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