Tubular flying insects

With the proliferation of nighttime security cameras, homeowners are seeing all sorts of wildlife activity on the driveway and porch. This week I had an inquiry about a mysterious “tubular flying insect” that had me puzzled at first.

The inquiry went like this:

Him: “My backyard camera catches images of these tubular flying insects every night. What are they?”

Me: “Does not look like an insect. Possibly a seed or catkin from nearby tree?”

Him: [Frowning] “Theoretically possible, but unlikely…

Source: Insects in the City

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