I can’t find out what kind of bug this is. My kids and I came across this strange bug today. I have tried to look it up, but can’t find it anywhere. Can you please help identify it? Your help would be gratefully appreciated!
Leslie and kids
Hi Leslie and kids,
We really wish your photos of a Banded Net-Wing, Calopteron reticulatum, were clearer. Though it looks like a moth, this is actually a beetle in the family Lycidae. It is found in moist woods and meadows where it feeds on juices from decaying plant matter.