Maplesville, Chilton County, Alabama, USA June 22, 2017 Size: About 1 inch
This bug appeared to be sort of a cross between a crane fly and a dragonfly. He had large dark eyes like an Ebony Jewelwing. His abdomen was light yellow with darker bands of orange. I only saw one set of wings and they had vein patterns like a dragonfly. He had long antenna which appeared to have segments near the tips. His feet were black. Most interesting was that his abdomen was tipped with a long spear-like projection, which was about as long as his abdomen. It was cut off slightly in the photo. He was on the glass of a storm door in the photo, so the image to the right of him is actually his reflection. I was surprised he let me get so close, about 6 inches.
Contributed by John Morgan on 22 June, 2017 - 8:09pm Last updated 26 June, 2017 - 3:40am
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