Location: Crockett, ca
March 17, 2015 2:27 am
Hi, this morning I went into my living room & this bug was just sitting on my blinds. I’ve never seen one like it before. It didn’t scare easily, as I put my camera pretty close, it didn’t budge. I didn’t kill it, but I was a bit worried about the stinger on his backside. What do you think?
Signature: c meyers
Dear c meyers,
This is a harmless Snakefly in the order Raphidioptera. Your individual is a female as evidenced by her long ovipositor. Snakeflies are beneficial predators that will neither sting nor bite a human.