Location: Central Texas
March 26, 2016 4:48 pm
Can you please help us identify this bug?
We believe this is a Scorpionfly in the order Mecoptera, but we cannot find any images of individuals with black wings and an orange body on BugGuide other than Panorpa lugubris, which is definitely not your species. We are requesting assistance from Eric Eaton. If possible, can you send additional images showing the insect from a lateral view that would show details of the head and mouthparts? Thanks.
Eric Eaton poses another possibility
I am thinking this is a caddisfly of some kind.