Strange Pink Eyed Bug – With wings!
Location: Northern NJ – Essex County
October 3, 2011 9:29 am
Hi there,
I’m hoping you can identify the flying bug in this photo. I’ve never seen anything like this. I sent the pic to my friend who used to work in the park services and is now a science teacher and she had no idea what it was.
I took this pic on October 1st in the morning. I bug was hanging out on my friend’s car.
Thank you for any help!
Signature: Jessica L.

Picture Winged Fly

Hi Jessica,
This is a Picture Winged Fly in the family Ulidiidae, and we believe we have correctly identified it as
Delphinia picta.  According to BugGuide, it “Breeds in decaying organic matter, such as compost.”

Location: New Jersey

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