Subject: Bug identification
Location: Central Virginia, United States
October 3, 2015 4:19 pm
This bug was found in Central Virginia at Michie Tavern. It was found late September. Unfortunately it was found dead.
Signature: Walker Catlett
This elegant creature is an Antlion, a member of the family Myrmeleontidae. Based on images posted to BugGuide, we believe it is a Spotted Winged Antlion, Dendroleon obsoletus. According to BugGuide: “Adults often come to lights; larvae live in dry tree holes and are seldom found.”