Fluffy bug. What is it, exactly.

starfire75July 5, 2007

I have lived in north central Iowa all my life. I have never seen this bug before. My nephew called it a fluffy bug. It has a white fluff on it's hind end. I took some very close pictures of it at the following link. They are too big to upload to this site.

http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2463584910031314268SsfNKc

Don't worry, it is just my Webshots page. More outdoorsy stuff.

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anitamo(5)

No clue as to an ID, but that's a cool looking bug. Looks all dressed up for it's wedding.:)

    Bookmark   July 6, 2007 at 12:48AM
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solitarian

Looks kind of like a mosquito wearing a Down covered Skirt. It does look like it's getting a drink.

Is that a second set of wings or just part of the first?

    Bookmark   July 6, 2007 at 3:49AM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Looks like one of the wooly aphids. Pretty funny looking, aren't they?

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   July 6, 2007 at 11:04AM
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Kimmsr(4a/5b-MI)

Could possibly be one of the many May Flies.

    Bookmark   July 7, 2007 at 7:46AM
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satoraljaujhely

The bug is actually called a Wooly Aphid. There are many kinds and they are not that great for the environment. They are cute though, for a bug.

I hope that helps!

    Bookmark   July 8, 2007 at 5:34PM
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