I don’t know what that is.
It’s a bug, I get that. But it’s fuzzy like a bee, with the wings of a fly and the butt of something else. And the legs… holy crap, each of the legs were as long as the body, if not longer.
I followed it around with my camera for about a minute. But then it looked at me with those dime-sized eyes, and said “stop it, just fucking stop it.”, so I did.
Seriously though, if that thing is native to this region, I’ve never seen it before. And I spend a lot of time outside, and in gardens, so chances are pretty good I’ve seen most, if not all, of the insect life around here . Plus, I watch a lot of public television, and they’ve never shown this thing.
Maybe they’re afraid to.
I know the education system is falling apart, and we’re only a few months until the End Times, but if there are an entomologists left out there, I’d appreciate an educated opinion, but any guess would be a good guess…
Kind of related links:
1. This kind of looks like its cousin, I think: [link: here]
2. A crazy monkey-faced beetle I found: [link here]
2 thoughts on “Mystery bug on a flower”
You are lucky you caught it on (digital) film.
…in my memoir I’ll probably call it skill and attention to detail, but luck is probably right for the first draft. In less than three minutes I got three shots of… whatever it is, and this was the only one with a decent focus (ie: the only one where the whatever it is was standing still). If I wasn’t such a lazy bastard I’d probably crop out the store windows and bricks in the background.