Saturday, August 3, 2013

CAN YOU HELP ME IDENTIFY THIS???


DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT KIND OF INSECT THIS IS?
I SAW IT SITTING ON THE SHUTTER BY MY FRONT DOOR.
THERE IS A GEOMETRIC PATTERN ON IT FROM HEAD TO TAIL.
THE TAIL MUST HAVE BEEN 3 to 4 INCHES LONG.
I TRIED TO GET A CLEAR CRISP PICTURE
BUT THIS IS THE BEST I COULD DO.
 
 
 
 
 

18 comments:

Hollie said...

I don't know but I have seen them here!! Weird looking isn't it?

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Interesting bug. At first I thought mosquito, but then the tail is something else. Strange one that. I'm no help.

Helen said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Helen said...

Could be a may fly if you live close to water. They hatch on the bottom of a river or lake and come to the top of the water where fish grab them if they can.

jack69 said...

You got a good picture of the critter, but I have no idea!!!

linda eller said...

I dont have a clue...dont think I have ever seen anything like it.

Sara S. said...

I agree with Helen, it's a May Fly. We have them every year back home in Wisconsin. They won't harm anything, but are neat to see because they are different looking.

Lynda said...

no clue but it looks better than one I have on my house right now. Mine looks like a small dinosaur!

Red Rose Alley said...

I'm not sure what insect this is, but it is very interesting, indeed.

Love,
~Sheri

Paula said...

Came back to see if anyone knew because I don't. Guess May Fly it is, huh?

Forty Pound Sack said...

It's a May fly. They're harmless, and they don't stick around long. When I was a kid we'd take one in each hand and hold them up to each other so they'd "fight". They were late this year, with spring so far behind, but they made up for it in numbers. Here in the Upper Mississippi Valley, the hatch was so substantial it showed up on weather satellites.

Donna said...

This is such a wonderful thing about the Internet. If you have a question, somebody will answer it.

TARYTERRE said...

THANKS to everybody. I'm glad to know that it is a MAYFLY.

TARYTERRE said...

PS) As old as I am, I had never seen one before.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Glad you got a name for this strange looking critter!

Funny in My Mind said...

Creepy!

Jon said...

Yup, that's definitely a mayfly, also known as a shadfly (related to the dragonfly).

Chatty Crone said...

Lol I only think it is a Mayfly because i read the other comments.