Subject: What is this?
Location: Lake Vermilion, northern Minnesota
July 14, 2017 8:10 am
I saw this guy flying and land on a young dogwood shrub yesterday.
Signature: Judy Sonnenberg

Net-Winged Beetle

Dear Judy,
This Net-Winged Beetle,
Caenia dimidiata, resembles a moth more than it does a typical beetle.  According to BugGuide, it “has comb-like antennae, and scutellum is black.”

Very cool! Thanks for the ID! It looked a lot like a firefly when it was in flight, which makes sense since they’re related. I appreciate the info.

Location: Lake Vermilion, Minnesota

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