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