Subject: interesting bug
Location: northern Illinois/Chicago suburbs
July 27, 2013 1:42 pm
I live in northern Illinois and found this guy outside this morning. It is maybe about an inch long, greenish grey, and long wings. Any ideas?
You must live near a source of water. This is a Stonefly in the order Plecoptera, but we are uncertain of the species. See BugGuide for more information on Stoneflies.
Thanks so much! Yes, there is a marshy area across the street. The weather up where we are has been unusually cold, so I think he was sunning himself on our house for a good part of the day. I looked up the info on a Stonefly and for sure, it’s a match! Thanks for the info and the quick response. I appreciate it.
Correction: Spring Fishfly
August 17, 2013
Thanks to a comment from Joshua, we are admitting that in a hurry we misidentified this Fishfly, mistaking it for a Stonefly. See BugGuide for a matching image of a female Spring Fishfly, Chauliodes rastricornis.