Net-winged Beetle?
Hi,
We have encountered this bug (beetle?) several times over the last few weeks. We have hunted on the internet and even attended a “Bug Fair” this weekend. However, we can not seem to find out what it is. We think we have narrowed it down to maybe being a net-wing beetle. When it flies, you can see it’s abdomen, which is red like the stripes on it’s head. It is really beautiful, but we are stumped. Fos a sense of size, that is a douglas fir pine needle it is sitting on. Any idea?
Thanks,
Rowan and Alissa

Hi Rowan and Alissa,
We believe this is one of the Diurnal Fireflies in the genus Ellychnia.

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