Thursday, August 5, 2010

Entomologist needed

I have no idea what this bug was (it is now deceased, though it appears to have just passed on while on my curtain; I had nothing to do with its demise) and so I am appealing to all you (?) entomologist bloggers out there.

In any case, I liked the patterns on its wings, which resemble those on the curtain.

14 comments:

Olivier said...

on dirait un cameleon, il se perd dans le rideau....belle prise

Alexa said...

I love the photo—as for the beautiful insect, I'd like to say it's some kind of dragonfly (except I don't think they have antennae).

Nature ID said...

It's an antlion. While most have skinny abdomens, there are a few with stockier builds, like this American species: http://bugguide.net/node/view/173928/bgimage and http://entweb.clemson.edu/museum/webonly/local/lmisc/lmisc45.htm

Louis la Vache said...

Oh. Nature ID proved «Louis» wrong. He thought it was the infamous Belgrade Curtain Bug...

Luuuuuua said...

imi,place mult ultima fotografie

Gaelyn said...

I'd call it a lacewing, but don't quote me.

B SQUARED said...

He (she) blends in, beautifully.

Jilly said...

How beautiful. What a stunning photograph. Looks like a dragonfly in terms of the wings but I haven't a clue. Just it's beautiful.

Daryl said...

www.whatsthatbug.com/

regardless of what it is/was, its a wonderful photo

Kim said...

Such a perfect camouflage for the delicate creature. You couldn't have planned a better image. I love that this happened. I hope the familiarity of the lace pattern gave it some comfort if it was ailing.
-Kim

knez011 said...

It's some sort of the wasp. Dragonflies don't have antennas like this one...

Heidi said...

It is a damsel fly, we have something similar here in South Carolina. Harmless.

Nature ID said...

Sorry, Bibi, for a 2nd comment. OK, folks... it's an ANTLION in the order Neuroptera and is closely related to dobsonflies and lacewings. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antlion

Tali said...

Wonderful photo but my god i am a whimp! I would have screamed the house down if i found it in my curtain!