Location: Northern Indiana
May 27, 2017 4:25 pm
Just wondering if its a good bug or bad bug
Good and Bad are such relative terms when it comes to insects. This is a male Spring Fishfly, Chauliodes rastricornis, and it is not a threat in any way to humans. According to BugGuide: “Adults typically fly late spring: March?-May (North Carolina), April-May (West Virginia). Seen into June and even early July in New England (see Massachusetts records). Further south (Florida), this species is seen much of year.” The genus is mentioned on TroutNut, which means anglers will use adult and larval Fishflies for bait.