Although this insect (Calopteron reticulatum) may look like some sort of moth, it is actually a beetle (order Coleoptera, family Lycidae). I didn't photograph it in my backyard, but near the lake not too far from my house. They seem to prefer wet habitats and luckily, my backyard isn't that wet (we have enough mosquitoes as it is).
In the previous edition of backyard bugs that featured the spotted cucumber beetle, I mentioned that the beetles are the most speciose group of insects. The chart below illustrates how beetles fare, in terms of species numbers, compared to all other organisms. If you are wondering where the mammals are, they are in the group called chordates that occupies a barely visible slice.
Now we know who the real owners of this planet are.
Chart from here.