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…