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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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Subject: Beetle identification
Location: Caprivi Region, namibia
January 13, 2015 12:53 am
Dear Bugman,
Please identify this bug for me. Found it on the lawn of Camp Chobe Safaris in the Caprivi Region, Namibia.
Thank you.
Signature: Charmaine

Net Winged Beetle:  Lycus trabeatus

Net Winged Beetle: Lycus trabeatus

Dear Charmaine,
We identified your Net Winged Beetle in the family Lycidae as Lycus trabeatus on FlickR much faster than we thought we would be able to do.  It is also pictured on iSpot.  Should you decide you want to commemorate your sighting, you can get this marvelous T-Shirt from latostadora.

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Subject: Orange and blk bug
Location: Long Island, ny
September 4, 2014 6:35 am
Hi bugman, I found a bug in my yard today and am curious to know the type and name of it. I am attaching a photo for you to review.
Thank you for your time,
Tina candela
Signature: Tina

Banded Net-Wing Beetle

Banded Net-Wing Beetle

Hi Tina,
This beautiful insect, though it looks more like a moth than a beetle, is a Banded Net-Wing Beetle.

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Subject: Net-Wing Beetle
Location: Oak Openings Region, Ohio
August 16, 2014 4:02 pm
Hello! Found this cute little guy today, thought I’d share.
Signature: Katy

Banded Net-Wing Beetle

Banded Net-Wing Beetle

Hi Katy,
Thanks for thinking of us.  We haven’t posted a new image of a Banded Net-Wing Beetle since last September.

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Subject: Beetle from Sumatra
Location: Gunung Kemiri, Aceh, Sumatra
June 19, 2014 12:11 am
Hello, can You help me with identification of these beetles? It was photopraphed in lower to middle montane rainforest in Gunung Leuser, north Sumatra. Thank You.
Signature: Vojtech Zavadil

Net-winged Beetle

Net-winged Beetle

Dear Vojtech,
Both of your beetles are Net-Winged Beetles in the family Lycidae, and we are pretty confident that they are different species.  Your images are both stunning.

Net-Winged Beetle

Net-Winged Beetle

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Subject: Strange bug
Location: Southern Kentucky
February 24, 2014 4:39 pm
We found this bug on our deck in southern Kentucky. I have never seen anything like it. It’s body was hard and had spikes on it but the head was snail/caterpillar like and could stretch out really far.When touched, it pulled it’s head in and played dead.
Signature: Stumped

Firefly or Netwinged Beetle Larva

Firefly or Net-Winged Beetle Larva

Dear Stumped,
This is either the larva of a Firefly (see BugGuide) or the larva of a Net-Winged Beetle (see BugGuide).  If it eats snails, according to Eric Eaton, it is a Firefly Larva, and if it eats fungus, it is a Net-Winged Beetle Larva.

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