If I have seen further than others, it is by treading on the toes of giants
The insects have come back to life!
Probably a beetle, not a bug.
It's a fly. Brachyceran, possibly something from the Asilidae or similar.Chris S.
On reflection I think it's more likely a stiletto fly (Therevidae). I should also mention the fact it's a fantastic pic too.Chris S.
The word "bug" is, to me, a cute Americanism. Hearing it used I had assumed it equivalent to the Japanese word "mushi". Mushi is a particularly good word as it applies to all those insecty things - flies, beetles, centipedes, spiders, butterflies, worms...etc dictionary.com says:"1.Also called true bug, hemipteran, hemipteron. a hemipterous insect.2.(loosely) any insect or insectlike invertebrate."And wikipedia helpfully explains:"Hemiptera (pronounced /hɛˈmɪptərə/) is an order of insects most often known as the true bugs, comprising around 80,000 species of cicadas, aphids, planthoppers, leafhoppers, shield bugs, and others."Anyway - here I meant bug in the very loosest possible sense. I wanted you to wonder who it might be behind those bug-eyes...
In the UK these days, "minibeasts" is becoming the de-facto word for the catch-all, like mushi.It's been pushed by kids TV a lot, but I don't know if they started it.
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