Subject: Interesting insect I have never seen here
Geographic location of the bug: Waltham, MA
Your letter to the bugman: I found this resting on a lawn chair 8/20/21. He/she was 1.3 inches, not counting antennae. He stayed very still, didn’t move, even when I moved the chair across the yard. I took this photo. He stayed still all day, and next day, he was gone. I live at edge of very wet, dense wild woods & see many interesting insects. Never saw one like him! Can you please help? Thanks!
How you want your letter signed: Kalani Cross
This is a Summer Fishfly. According to BugGuide: “prefer shaded, woodland habitats” which is what your “wet, dense wild woods” provides.
Oh, thank you so much! Such a fast reply, and the most exciting news! I really wanted to know what he is, and now I can read all about him! YOU ARE AWSOME! THANKS!