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Orange and blue fly
March 28, 2010
Orange and blue fly
I saw a few of these flying around in the Econlockhatchee River area in Central Florida yesterday. Any idea what it is? Thanks!
Bob
Oviedo, Florida

Banded Net Wing Beetle

Dear Bob,
Though it looks more like a moth, the Banded Net Wing is actually a beetle.  BugGuide indicates that the species, Calopteron reticulatum, may be seen as early as March in Florida.

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One Response to Banded Net Wing Beetle

  1. Judith Paulos says:

    I observed one of these on some damp leaves & plants in my backyard today at approximately 1:30pm ET, 8/18/17. Arlington, VA

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