Subject: Identifying a beetle
Location: Hugo, MN
August 2, 2012 5:48 pm
I thought I had the attached identified as a borer, the antenna are feathery so then I thought a net-winged beetle but it eludes me. Found in northern Minnesota. I hope you can help.
Net-winged Beetle was a very good guess because they mimic some moths and this is a Yellow Collared Scape Moth, Cisseps fulvicollis. According to BugGuide, they are found in: “Fields with flowers. Adults commonly seen visiting flowers during the day; adults also fly at night, and are attracted to light.” Do you happen to know the flower in your photo? Was it wild or in a garden? This is our first photo of this species this year.
Thank you. This was taken by a friend of mine near a farm on wild growing flowers. I’ll let her know.