Two legs and six…two red creatures

I went for a short walk to Forest Park, and was delighted by a certain red gentleman:


I got closer


And closer…


and then he flew away. When I got home, on the porch, this gentleman awaited me:


here are some more views of this weird-looking creature:




Does anyone have an id for this gas-mask-type insect with the beautiful wings? He was really tiny.

Hope you enjoyed the two red creatures…

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