Saturday, August 25, 2012

Mystery Critter

Several of these flew to our deck light last night, a common behavior for this species which is found around water.  They have pectinate antennae and their mouth parts may be a clue.

The adults live a week, mainly to breed although they may take in plant juices.  Their larvae live a year, possibly longer.

Their  common name  combines two words, neither of which describes this family of animals.

Put your guess in the comment box and look for the answer next week.

3 comments:

  1. Stonefly.

    Kevin Firth

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  2. It was awesome to read this research on these great creatures...I love to know about them more and more...thanks for the valuable knowledge in this regard..

    essay

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  3. Leave it to Kevin to recognize a stone fly from the face alone. Next time I will have to post just a segment of the antennae!

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