Tried to get a shot with it's tail showing but the images didn't turn out. It would straighten out, but curl up when walking.
Wonderful husband took me hiking for my birthday. Most observations are along the Homestead Trail.
Not sure what this is looks like some type of beetle? Sorry only was able to get a quick picture before it flew away.
Mecoptera (from the Greek: meco- = "long", -ptera = "wings") are an order of insects with about 550 species in nine families worldwide. Mecoptera are sometimes called scorpionflies after their largest family, Panorpidae, in which the males have enlarged genitals that look similar to the stinger of a scorpion. The Bittacidae, or hangingflies, are a prominent family of elongate insects known for their elaborate mating rituals, in which females choose mates based on the quality of...