Neuroptera w/ very long antennae?

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Chuck
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Neuroptera w/ very long antennae?

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This came to BLB trap, Finger Lakes region NY. It's new to me, and unusual. Wingspan about 15mm.

Seek identified it (with high certainty) as genus Ophion. It's not, I'm sure. A Neuropteran?

Long antennae (and in fish, barbels) usually indicate a predator.

This is the best photo I could get.

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Re: Neuroptera w/ very long antennae?

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My guess is a stonefly (Plecoptera) adult, family Leuctridae.

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Re: Neuroptera w/ very long antennae?

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It's actually a Long-horned Caddisfly (family Leptoceridae). A cool group, and not uncommon in the right habitat in my experience.
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Re: Neuroptera w/ very long antennae?

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No kidding. Odd, never seen this one before. Thank you.
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