Male Spring Fishfly

Subject: It has 2 centimeter black things on its head and wings
Location: Clinton, CT
May 29, 2016 5:29 pm
Dear bugman please let me know what this bug is
Signature: Ross

Male Spring Fishfly
Male Spring Fishfly

Dear Ross,
This is a male Spring Fishfly, Chauliodes rastricornis, and according to BugGuide:  “The comb-like, (pectinate) antennae of the males are quite obvious” while “The antennae of females are serrate (saw-like).”  BugGuide also notes:  “Adults typically fly late spring: March?-May (North Carolina), April-May (West Virginia). Seen into early June in New England (Massachusetts–guide photo). Further south, much of year (Florida).”  This individual seems right on time for your part of New England.

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