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March fly

6380  This is a flying beetle that has been swarming in large groups. They have been landing on our houses and vehicles. They are on everything and are everywhere these last six days.( May 31 – June 05) When I go to flick one away it will cling to my finger. They walk fast all the time when not flying around. While on my school bus, they will search out and feed, in groups of four and five, on the dead flies that I have on my windshield.
983 Ennishone Road, DSL de Drummond, NB E3Y1S3 Canada

 

Number 6380. This is a March fly (Diptera: Bibionidae). They do no harm, but can become nuisance pests when they occur in large numbers. Click here  for more detailed information.

Larva of a snakefly

6289 Approximately 12 mm long, moves in a snake like fashion. From Victoria, British Columbia

Number 6289 This is a larva of a snakefly (Raphidioptera: Raphidiidae), likely in the genus Agulla. These are general predators on other small arthropods, mainly other insects.