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Winged ant?
May 1, 2010
I have seen this insect many times in Texas. The wings are oriented in a peculiar way on the thorax. They fan out rather than lay flat on the back. What is this insect and does it sting? Perhaps it is a fly?
Taylor
Texas

Picture Winged Fly

Hi Taylor,
You have submitted an image of a Picture Winged Fly, Delphinia picta.  According to BugGuide it:  “Breeds in decaying organic matter, such as compost.

Thank you for the speedy response! You have a wonderful website!
Best,
Taylor

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