The Banded Net-winged Beetle could pass for a colorful moth. The wide, large orange and black bands crossing the wing coverings do not take away from their textured surface. Ridges run down the length of each wing covering, and between them is a network of fine, interwoven veins that look similar to a net. The orange pronotum, or 'neck' area, is shaped like a bell: rounded by the head and pointed by the wings. A black line runs down the center of it. Black antennae are thick and segmented.
This beetle is often found in gardens and meadows visiting flowers, but it spends its early life in forests and woodlands by decaying trees.
The Banded Net-winged Beetle is typically 0.3 inches to 0.7 inches (9mm to 19mm) in size and has the following descriptors / identifiers: black; orange; striped; wings; winged; flying; six legged; antenna; banded.
Territorial Area Map (Visual Reference Guide)
The map below showcases (in blue) the states and territories of North America where the Banded Net-winged Beetle may be found (but is not limited to). This sort of data can be useful in seeing concentrations of a particular species over the continent as well as revealing possible migratory patterns over a species' given lifespan. Some species are naturally confined by environment, weather, mating habits, food resources and the like while others see widespread expansion across most, or all, of North America.