What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject: What is this?
Location: North Texas area close to Dallas Lake Ray Hubbard
April 21, 2014 11:14 am
Found this bug on the front of my house under the garage light. Has been there for 3 or 4 days now and has only moved a couple of inches that I know of. You can estimate it’s size from the standard house brick it is sitting on. Did not want to bother it until I knew what it was or may be doing. Thank you for your help in the past and I hope you had a great Easter.
Signature: Dan in Texas

Spring Fishfly

Female Spring Fishfly

Dear Dan,
This sure looks like a female Spring Fishfly,
Chauliodes rastricornis, to us.  According to BugGuide:  “The antennae of females are almost linear, with just a little jagginess on the edges, i.e., serrate (saw-like)” and “Adults typically fly late spring: March?-May (North Carolina), April-May (West Virginia). Seen into early June in New England (Massachusetts–guide photo). Further south, much of year (Florida).”

Female Spring Fishfly

Female Spring Fishfly

 

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Dallas Lake Ray Hubbard, Texas

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