caddisfly

caddisfly

5890  See attached Photo a friend of mind took on New years eve, found in a home in Eastern  Newfoundland . Just curious as flying bugs in Winter doesn’t seem the Norm.

The image is not clear enough for me to be certain, but I believe that this could be a caddisfly (order Trichoptera) – see http://tinyurl.com/zghoj27 and http://tinyurl.com/hzmju2r for examples. It is not unusual for some species to be active in the winter time. Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.