Bug of the Week: Insect Wing Identification Mystery January 22, 2014 / Roberta / 1 Comment How well do you know your insect wings? See if you can figure out what kind of insects have the wings below. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Aren’t insect wings fascinating? If you chose, let us know your answers in the comments. Bug of the Week, insects insect wingsmystery insect Previous post Mystery Seed of the Week 190 Next post Seed of the Week: Scarlet Sage or Salvia 1 Comment sara January 22, 2014 at 9:40 pm Well, #3 is something of a giveaway, with the abdomen in the shot. Looks like there’s going to be “War”, at least according to the “W” on the wing of your Magicicada (from last year’s Brood II?). The rest are more of a stretch (as I suck at wings): the fuzzy legs look bee-ish in #1. Is that a haltere by the pin in #2? if so, it would be a big fly, but it doesn’t really look fly-y to me. 4. has scales so moth/butterfly/skipper. I’ll go with moth. 5. thicker on the upper half would be a true bug, but it seems a bit translucent for that. 6. is a dragonfly/damsel, those dark marks on the margin are important, though I can never remember who’s supposed to have what. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.