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