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Fluffy bug. What is it, exactly.

Posted by starfire75 Iowa (My Page) on
Thu, Jul 5, 07 at 20:53

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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RE: Fluffy bug. What is it, exactly.

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


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RE: Fluffy bug. What is it, exactly.

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?


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RE: Fluffy bug. What is it, exactly.

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

Here is a link that might be useful: Click here


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RE: Fluffy bug. What is it, exactly.

Could possibly be one of the many May Flies.


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RE: Fluffy bug. What is it, exactly.

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!


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