Interesting Long Black Bug
July 18, 2009
Thanks for taking a look at this bug. It was hanging out on the side of our house, and wasn’t afraid when I brought the camera lens up close. It must have been at least two inches long, and that may have been just the body length. It was late spring. I have higher resolution pictures if required.
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
This is a Giant Stonefly or Salmonfly in the genus Pteronarcys. There is a matching photo on BugGuide also from Alberta Canada.