insect ID
Subject: insect ID
Location: virginia
March 6, 2011 11:16 am
insect found today today in tidewater Virginia, is it a milkweed insect?
Signature: c

Golden Net-Wing

Dear c,
This is a positively gorgeous photo is a beetle, the Golden Net-Wing,
Dictyoptera aurora.  According to BugGuide,  they are:  “Typically seen early spring. May (Minnesota). North Carolina: March-April (June in mountains), and sometimes September, December.”  BugGuide also question: “Larvae are predators under bark (2). Active in early spring, adults often found on rotting logs. Adults overwinter?”  Net Winges Beetles are closely related to Fireflies and Soldier Beetles.

Location: Virginia

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