Calling all bug aficionados!

23 09 2008

I photographed this critter near the Sunken Garden at Butchart Gardens this past Thursday. After some quick research, I’ve determined this is not a Canadian soldier (which is what we call every long legged bug we come across anywhere). He has those little antennae that stick out on his back like this Crane Fly here, but I think it it most likely is Elephantomyia westwoodi. Any bug aficionados care to enlighten us and verify or dispute my claim?

Learn about the interesting history behind the gardens here. Click here for a list of what was in bloom during our visit.

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23 09 2008
Sue Cummings

Looks like a gigantic bloodsucking mosquito to me! Very scary!

23 09 2008
Paul

Looks a bit beaky and fat for a cranefly. I should talk.
Love,
P.

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