Subject: What is this?
Location: New Haven MO
June 29, 2016 6:58 am
My kids found this in our yard. We live near New Haven, MO.
Signature: KyLee Diestelkamp
Hi again KyLee,
We already wrote back that this is the exuvia or cast off exoskeleton, but we were not sure of the species. It sure looks Dipteran, or fly-like to us, so we continued to research. We found this very similar looking exuvia on BugGuide that is identified as being from a Horse Fly. We are pretty confident your kids found the exuvia of a Horse Fly.
Wow! Thank you so very much. I knew you folks could help us. Now we will look up the horsefly and study it. I truly appreciate your time and effort.