Sunday, July 8, 2012

moth or beetle

"Endless forms most beautiful," wrote Charles Darwin. So much so that sometimes, one comes into being that looks very much like another.

What appears to my eye to be the orange and black 
end-band netwing beetle (Calopteron terminale) could be the moth, leaf skeletonizer (Pyromorpha dimidiata). 

Any help out there? 

Photo by Rex McDaniel. 

1 comment:

FeelinBuggy said...

Definitely not the netwing beetle, but not sure Pyromorpha dimidiata fits either. I actually searched and found your picture trying to ID mine. I think definitely moth... Netwing beetles have a super leathery look to the wing. No definite ID though I'm afraid!