Oligotoma nigra - black webspinner
Embiidina: Oligotomidae
Arizona, USA

photograph © Alex Wild 2007

Oligotoma nigra is an Old World webspinner species accidentally introduced to North America. The winged males of this species are commonly seen at lights in urban areas in Arizona. 

USA AZ Pima Co.: Tucson
730m 32º14.3´N 110º58.0´W 
10.ii.2007 Urban Lot.

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This image was captured with a Canon EOS 20D, using a Canon MP-E 65mm 1-5x macro lens.