Subject: Maybe a new bug specie
Geographic location of the bug: Montreal, Cote-des-Neiges Minto appartments,Quebec,Canada
Time: 03:23 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: I may have found a new bug, I search images of it but found none, i am still 11 years old i found it away from grass, It seemed to move, It had a long black nose like a needle, 2 front legs and 2 back legs they were skinny I don’t know if he had 4 or 6 legs, it ha black and clear wings, it was very small and was fuzzy, it was all yellow/beige but in its back it was a black circle, it did no harm and when we touched it ,it moved but didn’t fly away.I found it with my little sister.
How you want your letter signed: Lilya (the future scientist)
Dear Lilya (the future scientist),
First let me congratulate you on knowing that you want to be a scientist at such a young age. This is actually a Bee Fly in the family Bombyliidae, most likely the Greater Bee Fly, Bombylius major, which is pictured on BugGuide. According to BugGuide: “A common and widespread bee fly, often seen taking nectar on early spring wildflowers or seen hovering in sunny patches in woodlands.”