Spotted Winged Antlion

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

Spotted Winged Antlion

Dear Walker,
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.”

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