There have been several threads posted here where people have asked about identifying certain insects or potential diseases associated with their fruit trees. I created one myself and also asked about bugs inside other people’s threads and it’s hard to keep track of where I asked things. I thought it may be a good idea to have a single thread where people can post pictures of critters and bugs and other things that they have trouble identifying. I had one potential pest that I was hoping was an assassin beetle but it ended up being a destructive locust leaf miner. It’s buried in a thread and I’m certain many people never got a chance to see it.
So today I’m taking an early morning look at my trees and I see this. I’ve never seen one and have no clue what it is. I don’t think it looks like a harmful pest but I’m curious what it might be. Could be a good pest for all I know. Anyone have an idea what this is? Likely some type of fly but it has a curled abdominal similar to a mayfly.