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What is this bug?
Location: Wickenburg Arizona
May 24, 2011 8:19 pm
Found this a couple days ago crawling along the wall in the front yard. it’s about an inch+ long – we are located about 60 miles NW of Phoenix Arizona. Medium/High desert – summer will get highs of 105 and some nights below freezing in the winter. I asked my dad who has lived in this area for over 30yrs and he didn’t know what it was either. I just let it go on it’s way but got the photo first.
Signature: tammy

Newly Metamorphosed Net-Winged Beetle

Hi Tammy,
This is a Net-Winged Beetle.  Because of its engorged abdomen and the relatively small size of its wings, we believe it is a freshly metamorphosed individual.  The wings will increase in size and harden slightly so that the Net-Winged Beetle will be able to fly.  Net-Winged Beetles are frequently confused with moths.  We believe your individual is in the genus
Lycus based on photos and information posted to BugGuide.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Arizona

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