Subject: Bug ID
Geographic location of the bug: Michigan
Time: 10:20 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: I found these insects mating on a dutchman’s pipe leaf. They are black with an orange head – similar to love bugs found in the south; but wings look different and the antenae are longer.
How you want your letter signed: Anita Kittel
Have you any grape vines nearby? These are mating Grape Leaf Skeletonizer moths, and you can verify our identification on BugGuide. According to BugGuide: “Found on flowers in fields, etc. Adults are diurnal and nocturnal, and come to light.”