Strange Pink Eyed Bug – With wings!
Location: Northern NJ – Essex County
October 3, 2011 9:29 am
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.
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.”