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Sandy in LV wrote at 2009-07-27 17:23:31
I think I have come accross the same bug last night.  It is outside my back door right now.  The body kind of looks like a big ugly bee.  It was all crazy by the light last night.  I have a broom by my back door but I don't feel this will be enough to kill it.  I would probably use a shovel if I didn't fear I would make a big hole in my plaster.

Julie wrote at 2013-08-24 21:43:11
I've been searching the internet for this very bug - your descriptions are exactly what I saw hanging from the skimmer in the pool.  Never saw anything like it before.  The wings were beautiful - kind of dragonfly "open weave" I could have sworn the bug also had a long dolphin like nose - definitely grey/whitish and kind of ugly. I couldn't get a photo I scooped it with the skimmer thinking it was drowning and it flew out of the net - the wings do make a lot of noise.

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