After having mounted this insect for the collection at Averett University in Danville, Virginia, I couldn't resist adding it to my cache of color slides.
This species of fishfly is usually found near water and can be recognized by its slow, fluttery flight. Actually, this pictured species belongs to the Antlion family but is locally called a fishfly. Some members of the Antlion family have larvae that are buried at the bottom of a sandy pit — true fishfly larvae are aquatic.
Copyright © 2006 William T. Hathaway.