Saturday, July 19, 2008

Photo Hunt: What IS that?


This critter was on the side of our pool about a week ago. I've never seen anything like it. So of course I had to go grab the camera. It hung out there for quite some time. Anyone know what it's called?
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12 comments:

Mari's Paradise Images said...

mayfly...usually found in the southern us

Amy said...

OH gosh, it's a bug that FLIES!! SO I am running from it whatever it is :)

stefanie said...

Looks like a mayfly to me.

Here is a great website

http://whatsthatbug.com/

You can look at the mayflies here and decide for yourself

http://www.whatsthatbug.com/mayfly.html

My favorite section is Unnecessary Carnage, where they feature squished bugs and the reasons they shouldn't have been squished.

Have fun! There are some truly beautiful pictures there, and lots of wit.

lingovise said...

very cool shot - great detail!

I'm not entomologist... so can be of no help identifying though :)

Raven said...

Wow.... what an odd fellow he is with that long, long stuff coming out of his rear end. Amazing photo too. No idea from me what he is. Something to avoid.

♥tnchick♥ said...

Great odd lookin' critter!! Now you know what it is! =)

Hootin' Anni said...

creepy!!!

Great photo for the hunt.

Stop by mine if you haven't already...it's a bit of fun.

TiOheM said...

This is the first time I see a mayfly. This is another lesson for me. Thanks for sharing.

Mrs. Mecomber said...

A mayfly! We have them around here in NYS. They like the water-- I think the larvae hatches in the water. I did Photo Hunt, today, too. Come see and share your link with Mr. Linky.
http://newyorktraveler.net/photo-hunters-what-is-that/

Michelle said...

A mayfly? Cool..

Baker Watson said...

That one would have made a great entry for 'pointed' a couple of weeks ago, too, with that tail.

Not only did you get a post out of it, but you found out what it was, too. Cool.

crunchiemummy said...

Very cool take on this week's theme.