08 April, 2010

What is this thing?

Please help me identify this critter. We have done a lot of nature study and camping over the past 25 years and I have never seen a winged bug like this before!

side views ~

vertical views

Virtual Toblerone to the first person with the correct answer.




Javamom said...

Ah! My FaceBook friends have helped on the cross-post over there. It is a fishfly or more likely the closely-related female Dobsonfly. It has beaded antennae instead of feathered antennae. Sweet! I've learned that something new today!

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