Subject: Blue winged insect
Location: Niagara area, Southern Ontario
July 3, 2012 1:11 pm
I live in the Niagara area of Southern Ontario and found this guy in my garden. It is just over an inch long and the wing is almost 3/4 of an inch. Any idea what it is?
Dear P. Skinner,
The wings of this Mydas Fly are reflecting the beautiful color of the sky. The wings are not actually that blue, but the dark surface is perfect for enhancing the saturation of the colors reflected in them.
Thank you so much for identifying this guy for me. I have never seen one before and he was beautiful. Thanks also for featuring him as ‘bug of the month’. Very cool.