Please identify these bugs
August 18, 2009
This summer I came across these two bugs and I haven’t been able to identify them. Could you email me info. Thank you.
Ballinger, Texas, June 2009
Though they look mothlike, there are actually beetles. Net-Winged Beetles are in the family Lycidae, and we are relatively certain your specimens are in the genus Lycus. BugGuide has two similar looking species, and we are not certain if your beetles are Lycus arizonensis or Lycus fernandezi. BugGuide also indicates that adults eat nectar and honeydew.