Large Flying Insect
Location: Elmira (upstate) NY
January 7, 2011 5:50 am
This large unusual flying insect appeared on my printer in April of 2008.
I took a shot of it because it was so unusual looking to me. I’ve had the photo in my comp ever since and while cleaning my files came across it again. I’m still curious what is this bug? I haven’t seen one since I snapped the shot.
Signature: Debbie F
This is a Giant Stonefly in the genus Pteronarcys. Of the entire family Pteronarcyidae, BugGuide indicates: “st nymphs develop in medium to large rivers adults are nocturnal and often attracted to light.” They are sometimes called Salmonflies.