Antomology: what is this strange bug?
Yesterday, my family and I saw a strange bug here, in Miami.
It was a yellow, furry, three-legged, non-flying bug about the size of a cockroach. We saw it at a yacht club, so there were salt water and sand in the area, and it was stormy.
Any idea what bug this could be?
- John RLv 76 years agoFavorite Answer
Since 'antomology' is presumably the study of ants, that limits our choices. Personally, the only furry 'ants' I know of are the wingless wasps called things like 'Cow-killers' and Velvet Ants. Maybe this is one such thing, but then again, maybe not. I's a shame you have no photo to help us.
- JimZLv 76 years ago
There are no three legged bugs so it must have been a battered insect that lost its legs. Maybe it lost its wings too. I would guess a bumblebee that had a very bad hair day but without pictures it is pretty hard to be sure.