Antlion - adult
Oak Ridge, TN
August 9, 2008
This Antlion flew into the house as we were unpacking from our Bugguide Gathering trip. Great timing! :) I didn't want to scare it, so I photographed it on the floor. It is hard to believe that this used to be a gruesome "doodlebug" just a few weeks earlier! The adults are pretty, not as intimidating as their larval versions!
It would be easy to mistake this for a damselfly at a quick glance because of its delicate wings and thin abdomen, however the eyes, mouth and curved antennae are good clues to its identity.