What can you tell me about this big flying insect?
July 28, 2012 10:16 PM Subscribe
Insect identification - what can you tell me about this flying beast? (good pic inside)
posted by Listener to Science & Nature (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
. It was an inch long or maybe a little more. It had a somewhat erratic fly-like flight pattern rather than the woozy smooth flight of a bee. As you can see it has black armor on its legs and quite the black eyes, as well as plenty of golden hair on its stout legs and body. It sat on various leaves, grooming itself. It has strange little "feet." Wondering why they are that shape. Didn't notice it eating anything. This was in a veggie garden in Burnaby, BC, today. I couldn't find anything like it on an insect ID site or by Google image search.