Net-winged Beetle

Calopteron spp. (?)

These orange-and-black net-winged beetles (Family Lycidae) are not uncommon at Chert Hollow Farm. This is a good example of a species that we see with moderate regularity but know very little about. This photo was taken on an okra plant in July 2012.

A close look is required to identify this insect as a beetle, because we also occasionally see a moth species that is a mimic. The segmented antennae identify this as a beetle.