Summer Fishfly

Subject:  A flying bug
Geographic location of the bug:  Ct
Date: 08/14/2018
Time: 09:35 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  I am just wondering if you know what this might be. I found it quite still in a bathroom closet, but when I picked it up it moved.
How you want your letter signed:  Bug watcher in CT

Summer Fishfly

Dear Bug watcher in CT,
This is a Summer Fishfly, and in the past 24 hours, we posted another image of a Summer Fishfly from Connecticut.

From what other people have said via facebook agricultural pages, mine was a female Dobson Fly. They say that they are similar…? Anyway, I have seen that the males have very large mandible, larger than this one.

Same family.  Different species.  Female Dobsonfly has very different antennae.  See BugGuide.

Cool, thanks! Insects have always been fascinating to me. It astonishes me how many different varieties there are that some people will never see in their lives.


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