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Subject: It has 2 centimeter black things on its head and wings
Location: Clinton, CT
May 29, 2016 5:29 pm
Dear bugman please let me know what this bug is
Signature: Ross

Male Spring Fishfly

Male Spring Fishfly

Dear Ross,
This is a male Spring Fishfly, Chauliodes rastricornis, and according to BugGuide:  “The comb-like, (pectinate) antennae of the males are quite obvious” while “The antennae of females are serrate (saw-like).”  BugGuide also notes:  “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).”  This individual seems right on time for your part of New England.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Clinton, Connecticut

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