Appreciating Deeply, Photos of Fauna Unknown Insect, Echo Bay ON 14 September 2017 05 October 2017 Insects It’s not a fly. It doesn’t look like a bee. It can’t be a dragonfly (wings not held at right angles to the body when at rest). Is it a wasp? Maybe. These two shots show that even a 300mm-equivalent zoom just isn’t always enough camera. Even at maximum zoom on my camera, I’m thinking, “Is that a bug?” It is a bug, but I still don’t know which kind. It’s also a tiny file when cropped. Save Save Mid-Week Movie #5: The Longest Climb Boat Wake, White Lake 6 Comments Tom Watson 17 September 2017 at 12:49 pm 2 years ago I don’t know what it is but if it bites it’s been on me at some point or other. Tom Isabel Gibson 17 September 2017 at 1:10 pm 2 years ago Tom – LOL – I’m guessing it bites. It just has The Look, you know? Jim Robertson 17 September 2017 at 1:14 pm 2 years ago Isabel: I am certainly no expert, but I am guessing a Bee Killer (which I had never heard of) based on these two websites: https://www.insectidentification.org/insect-description.asp?identification=Bee-Killer http://bugguide.net/node/view/55198 You’ll love the first site as it has watermarks right through the insect making it very difficult… The second site I have used as you can send in pictures and they’ll identify it for you. That might be an option here although they might wish you had a marco shot of it.. Isabel Gibson 17 September 2017 at 1:29 pm 2 years ago Jim R – I think you might have it. And, indeed, I sorta wish I had a macro shot of it, too. Except for having some concerns about getting that close to it. What if it thought I were a bee? barbara carlson 18 September 2017 at 10:50 am 2 years ago It’s a thug bug, no doubt in my mind. Stay clear. Isabel Gibson 18 September 2017 at 11:07 am 2 years ago Barbara – I’m so out of it I’d never heard of a thug bug. Thanks! Comments are closed.