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Bug ID help
« on: July 16, 2017, 04:56:49 PM »
Camping near Collvile this  weekend. This critter was spending time on a fir stump. We caught it and it flew around camp but not a buzzing sound like a bee. Returned to the same stump and you could hear kind of a chewing sound. Didn't see a stinger. Approx 1.5 inches long.
Never seen anything like it.

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Re: Bug ID help
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2017, 06:46:33 PM »
Looks like a big 'ol horse fly to me.
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Re: Bug ID help
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2017, 06:53:59 PM »
Kinda. But more a cross between a bee and a locust maybe??
Didn't seem aggressive just flew around a bit after we let it go and returned to the stump

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Re: Bug ID help
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2017, 07:43:16 PM »
Some kind of moth???????
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Re: Bug ID help
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2017, 08:06:16 PM »
"helicopter bug"...They are cool bugs if you watch them fly. Is "helicopter bug" the scientific name? I don't think so, just what we used to call them :tup:

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Re: Bug ID help
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2017, 08:48:50 PM »

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Re: Bug ID help
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2017, 06:02:35 AM »
Interesting NOCK, that's close.
Closest I can find on the interweb is the cimbicid, a sawfly

Different antennae but fuzzy thorax and body are similar. Maybe a different subspecie?

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Re: Bug ID help
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2017, 07:32:21 AM »
Well the one I posted my wife says isn't quite right. The original pic shows more hopper like legs?

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Re: Bug ID help
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2017, 07:51:02 AM »
I sent that photo to my son, working on his masters degree in entomology at Colorado State.  Put him on the spot...   :chuckle:
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Re: Bug ID help
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2017, 08:20:32 AM »
I sent that photo to my son, working on his masters degree in entomology at Colorado State.  Put him on the spot...   :chuckle:
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Re: Bug ID help
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2017, 08:47:17 AM »
 Think it's in the moth family like mentioned previous. I've seen some real similar. But hard to tell in the pic.
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Re: Bug ID help
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2017, 08:56:25 AM »
All the moths i think of have the fuzzy type wing, this one was more of the lace wing. Sorry I didn't get more/better pics

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Re: Bug ID help
« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2017, 09:06:06 AM »
Clear wing borer moth, lots of them, do not know this one, awaiting Colorado report

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Re: Bug ID help
« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2017, 09:54:51 PM »
From my son...

 Also I believe that insect you sent me a picture of is a clearwing moth (family: Sesiidae). Not sure of the species though.

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Re: Bug ID help
« Reply #14 on: July 17, 2017, 09:55:38 PM »
Clear wing borer moth, lots of them, do not know this one, awaiting Colorado report
Well played sir, my son concurs!

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Re: Bug ID help
« Reply #15 on: July 18, 2017, 08:02:08 AM »
Thanks guys. Been fun looking at all the different insects we have around here.

Lincoln what will he do with that degree? Sounds really cool.

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Re: Bug ID help
« Reply #16 on: July 18, 2017, 08:23:23 AM »
Nothing real specific yet.  He's not done until December.  He tells me that there's lots of work opportunities, both private and goverment in Colorado.  Yeah, he's pretty much fallen in love with Colorado hunting...
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Re: Bug ID help
« Reply #17 on: July 18, 2017, 10:41:20 AM »
CSI crime scene investigator where they study the insects to determine time of death ;)

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Re: Bug ID help
« Reply #18 on: July 18, 2017, 06:28:49 PM »
Reminds me of a Cicada. I'll never forget catching those hatches (VA/TN/NC)... Brown Trout rising everywhere to them.

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Re: Bug ID help
« Reply #19 on: July 18, 2017, 06:55:55 PM »
Here is what it is, it is in the Longhorn Beetle Family, Cerambicidae.  www.bugguide.net/node/view/65041

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Re: Bug ID help
« Reply #20 on: July 18, 2017, 06:56:49 PM »
Here is what it is, it is in the Longhorn Beetle Family, Cerambicidae.  www.bugguide.net/node/view/65041

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I knew it couldn't be a moth as the front wings weren't right.....

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