Subject: What in the world is this bug?
Location: Bella vista, ca
June 6, 2016 9:08 am
This bug was just sitting on the wall for about a week not moving, then suddenly flew away.
Signature: Laura Merrill
Though it is commonly called a California Dobsonfly, Neohermes californicus is actually a related Fishfly in a distinct subfamily. According to Charles Hogue in Insects of the Los Angeles Basin: “This is a stream-loving species … it is common in higher elevations.” Here is a matching image from BugGuide.