Sunday, July 22, 2007
Ugly Mystery Bugs
We see these strange, ugly bugs when we are driving out in the country sometimes. They hang in groups on certain types of trees, and they fly. Sometimes they appear to be dive bombing us, but that might just be our imagination, or too many scary movies!
I'm sorry the picture quality isn't any better - no one wanted to get any closer to these things! We have determined that the orange part is the head end. The black parts are the wings. A lot of the insect is just white furry fluff, giving the overall effect of a much larger bug. The actual body of the insect (from the orange head to the end of the black wings) is about 2 to 3" long. Did I mention that they are ugly?
If there are any well informed entomologist types out there, who can identify these creatures, we'd sure love to hear about it.