Looking for a bug

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  1. one_raven God is a Chinese Whisper Valued Senior Member

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    I saw some type of fly today and was looking for help identifying it.
    I live in the lower Hudson Valley in New York.
    It was a fairly large fly - about an inch long.
    When it landed, it tucked it's wings to make a triangle shape, similar to a moth. So the widest part of it was about the same length as the longest part.
    It was a dark, pewter gray in color.
    The wings were the most extraordinary part - they looked like they were made of stained glass. The different sections of teh wings were separated by what looked like leading. Some sections were transparent and some sections were black. The wings were all shiny.

    That's about as much detail I got before it flew away.

    I've never seen a bug like this before, and was hoping it sounded familiar to someone.
     
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  3. draqon Banned Banned

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    maybe it was a moth...
     
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  5. one_raven God is a Chinese Whisper Valued Senior Member

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    Maybe it was a draqon.
    Whatever it was, I'd like to find it.
     
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  7. draqon Banned Banned

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    On like 22nd floor we dont get many bugs, there are so many birds there
     
  8. Enmos Staff Member

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    A Caddisfly ?

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  9. one_raven God is a Chinese Whisper Valued Senior Member

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    I can't see the image.
    I will look it up on Google.
     
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  11. draqon Banned Banned

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    this? (plume moth)

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  12. one_raven God is a Chinese Whisper Valued Senior Member

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    Nope.
    Not a March fly.
     
  13. Enmos Staff Member

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    Draqon, those ARE moths..
     
  14. one_raven God is a Chinese Whisper Valued Senior Member

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    draqon,

    Not even close, but that second one is pretty cool!
     
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    What about the caddis fly ?
     
  16. one_raven God is a Chinese Whisper Valued Senior Member

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    No.

    The wing sections were relatively large and clearly defined. Very much like a shiny stained glass window of transparent and black sections.
    And it was all lead/pewter gray all over.
    It didn't look soft or fuzzy at all.
    It looked like it could have been made of metal.
     
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    Could you post an image that at least remotely resembles it in body shape ?
     
  18. draqon Banned Banned

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    maybe it was made out of metal...someone's metallic creation blew away in the gust of wind...
     
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  20. one_raven God is a Chinese Whisper Valued Senior Member

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    I'm trying.
    I've been looking for one.
     
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    Wasn't any of these guys was it?

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