need id on winged bug, please…
Location: seaford, va
May 4, 2011 7:16 pm
hi! i saw this bug hangin’ out on my steps and thought it was quite unique and interesting. it measured about 2 inches long. can you please identify it for me? thanks.
Though your Spring Fishfly, Chauliodes rastricornis, is a large insect, she is dwarfed by her distant cousin the Dobsonfly. The males of the species have feathered, comb-like or the more scientific pectinate antennae, while the antennae of the females are more linear with sawtooth edges. According to BugGuide: “Adults typically fly late spring: March?-May (North Carolina), April-May (West Virginia). Seen into early June in New England (Massachusetts–guide photo). Further south, much of year (Florida).”