Subject: Unidentified Flying Insect
Geographic location of the bug: Gauteng South Africa
Time: 02:07 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Hi.
I found this beautiful insect on our patio upstairs close to a light source at night.
Any idea what it might be?
It doesn’t look like a Dragonfly though.
How you want your letter signed: Damian
Though it resembles a Dragonfly, this gorgeous insect is actually an Antlion, and it is more closely related to Lacewings and Owlflies. We believe it is Palpares speciosus, a species that is pictured on iSpot.
Thank you so much for the info!