Summer Fishfly

Subject: Strange bug
Location: Northern Indiana
July 15, 2013 10:17 pm
This evening as my husband and I were turning off the lights in our house he spotted a large bug on our sliding glass door and thought it was a dragon fly so I walked over to take a look. I thought it had to be some weird kind of moth from the colors. After searching the web I couldn’t find anything that looked similar to it, and any help identifying it would be great!
Signature: Thank you, Erin

Summer Fishfly
Summer Fishfly

Dear Erin,
The pectinate antennae distinguishes this Summer Fishfly from the related, and even larger female Dobsonfly,
which has monofiliform or beaded antennae.

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