Subject:  Large winged insect
Geographic location of the bug:  Western Pennsylvania
Date: 05/27/2019
Time: 07:22 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Found this very weak insect on our back porch today. Never saw its kind around here and was wondering if you folks would know its species.
How you want your letter signed:  Richard


Dear Richard,
This is a Fishfly in the genus
Chauliodes.  According to BugGuide:  ” Larvae leave the water to pupate under bark or in rotting wood; pupal period takes ~10 days. Adults live a week or less. Eggs are laid in masses on vegetation near water. Larvae hatch and crawl to water.”

Thanks so much for ID’ing the Fish Fly for me. First one I remember ever seeing. Quite a treat to look at too.
I especially was impressed by its size and its antennae.
Thanks again,
Location: western Pennsylvania

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