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Weird little fuzz bug
« on: August 19, 2009, 07:55:23 PM »
The first time I saw one of these was two years ago. Sprucebunny found one at the pigroast.  The second time was today.  It's only a little over an eighth of an inch long. I took probably 75 photos in order to get 3 clear ones.  Anyone have a clue what he is?

I tried putting it on my wrist for a photo. IT BIT ME! Or stung me, I aint sure which. So back on the sheet of paper it went.

 







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Re: Weird little fuzz bug
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2009, 08:25:08 PM »
Looks like an earwig having a bad hair wig day. :D
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Re: Weird little fuzz bug
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2009, 11:24:09 PM »
I don't know but I don't think I would have put it on me.  :o
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Re: Weird little fuzz bug
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2009, 12:17:37 AM »
I don't know but I don't think I would have put it on me.  :o

Coward! ;)
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Re: Weird little fuzz bug
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2009, 05:19:07 AM »
I'm thinking bed bug. Does it have a flat body under that fuzz?  :-X
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Re: Weird little fuzz bug
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2009, 10:27:46 AM »
plant hopper nymph.  They're in the super family Fulgoroidea. 
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Re: Weird little fuzz bug
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2009, 11:22:48 AM »
Hey you didn't cheat by having your daughter solve this did you.   :D

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Re: Weird little fuzz bug
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2009, 11:33:16 AM »
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Pigman's daughter got that PHD just to keep up with the old man's vast knowledge.  ;D ;D ;D

But seems one of Jeff's pics clearly shows the earwig-like pincers, which leads me to think an earwig nymph (because of size and color).  But can't find anything that explains the fuzz on its back.
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Re: Weird little fuzz bug
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2009, 12:14:07 PM »
I can't find any evidence yet that Pigman is correct. ;)
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Re: Weird little fuzz bug
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2009, 12:22:52 PM »
Hey you didn't cheat by having your daughter solve this did you.   :D
Being smart is knowing where to get information. ;)  My daughter is only 75% sure  from just looking at the pictures.
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Re: Weird little fuzz bug
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2009, 01:17:16 PM »
I'm 25% sure then it might be sumpthin else.  :D
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Re: Weird little fuzz bug
« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2009, 04:08:49 PM »
Earwig with an afro?
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Re: Weird little fuzz bug
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2009, 05:12:44 PM »
Another possibility is some kind of pseudoscorpion (5 mm long). Is the body flat and rounded. They have a claw like forelimb (pedipalp). They are common under bark and debris, but have 8 legs like spiders. What beenthere is talking about on an earwig are cerci and are on the rear end, not the front.

Another glance does make me believe it is some kind of insect nymph.
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Re: Weird little fuzz bug
« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2009, 06:15:57 PM »
Green Lacewing larva

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Re: Weird little fuzz bug
« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2009, 07:05:18 PM »
I think we have a winner  8)

Here is a link to a picture of the larvae.

http://bugguide.net/node/view/305364

It's a good bug !! They even sell them  8)
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Re: Weird little fuzz bug
« Reply #15 on: August 20, 2009, 07:31:37 PM »
I came across that green lacewing on another site but had dismissed it, but now seeing it at your source I have to agree! I think we have a winner!  :)
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Re: Weird little fuzz bug
« Reply #16 on: August 20, 2009, 10:35:36 PM »
Looks like a good connection to me too. Congrats to mburrow on the find. 8)
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Re: Weird little fuzz bug
« Reply #17 on: August 21, 2009, 05:01:00 AM »
Yup and winner, sure is tiny. If they didn't carry that load, you wouldn't even see it.  ;D
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