Spring Fishfly

Subject: Mystery moth
Location: Powell, Ohio
May 7, 2015 2:04 pm
Saw this moth at the kids’ school today. Never seen one before. Assuming it’s male, cause of the fuzzy antennae. Columbus, Ohio area, lots of woods, ponds and streams around.
Signature: Amber

Spring Fishfly
Spring Fishfly

Dear Amber,
Though it has some mothlike qualities, this Spring Fishfly,
Chauliodes rastricornis, is not even closely related to a moth, though your speculation that it is a male insect because of the antennae is correct.  According to BugGuide, they are found:  “Near calm bodies of water with detritus.” 

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