Spring fishfly by rhoing

Spring fishfly

Spotted this guy on the side of a campus building at 9 a.m. Had a likely ID from bugguide.net within minutes of posting: Chauliodes rastricornis (Spring fishfly). In any case, apparently the genus is confirmed Chauliodes (Fishflies); http://bugguide.net/node/view/779874

» Family Corydalidae (Dobsonflies and Fishflies)
»» Subfamily Chauliodinae
»»» Genus Chauliodes (Fishflies)
[»»»» Species Chauliodes rastricornis (Spring fishfly)?]

One year ago (“Chester”): http://365project.org/rhoing/365/2012-05-30
Two years ago (“Memorial Day”): http://365project.org/rhoing/365/2011-05-30

More info from bugguide.net, http://bugguide.net/node/view/8569 » Habitat — Near calm bodies of water with detritus.

Season — Adults typically fly late spring: March?–May (North Carolina), April–May (West Virginia). Seen into early June in New England (Massachusetts--guide photo). Further south, much of year (Florida).

Food — Adult may not feed, but there are reports of Chauliodes at moth bait.

Life Cycle — Larvae omnivorous: detritivores, herbivores, predators. See account for C. pectinicornis.

Remarks — The specific name “rastricornis” means “rake-horned”. I’ve coined the common name based on seasonal occurence.

See also Chauliodes pectinicornis — usually flies in summer, note difference in markings.
Ah.....a creepy crawler! Southern Illinois and humid summers mean lots of creepy crawlers!
June 3rd, 2013  
@gizathecat Plus mild winters, though we did have to use the snow shovels a time or two this past winter!
June 3rd, 2013  
@rhoing Uh.....huh......All I remember about Southern Illinois is getting eaten alive by bugs when I was a little girl.
June 3rd, 2013  
A marvelous find
June 4th, 2013  
Interesting little chap
June 11th, 2013  
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