Subject: Rust to reddish beetle type bug with black head and antenna.
Geographic location of the bug: Virginia Beach, VA
Your letter to the bugman: Today, February 25, 2018, this small bug was on my husband’s arm in the car. We pulled over and put him out by our house along the woods. I took a few pictures first. Thanks so much.
How you want your letter signed: PamS
This is a Red Net-Winged Beetle or Golden Net-Winged Beetle, Dictyoptera aurora, and according to BugGuide, the habitat is: “coniferous/mixed forests, in decaying logs; adults on and under bark of decaying stumps and on tree trunks; also on flowers.”
You totally rock! Thanks so much! I use your on-line resource so often and really appreciate all you do!!! This one really had me stumped, lol. I save every bug and feed ALL animals, lol. I always take a picture before I rescue these small and sometimes larger miracles! Sometime you should write a book and I would buy it in a second!!! I still love having a hard copy…. You truly are experts!!! Sincerely, PamS
Thank you PamS. Daniel did write The Curious World of Bugs.