Several days ago, I posted a picture of a bug, a really tiny bug, but the picture off my iphone was fuzzy.  These aren’t 🙂

I’ve searched to identify it but can’t find anything so I’ll put it out here again to see if anyone knows anything about this particular creature.  I think it’s fascinating and it’s definitely a GOOD bug!

It’s very tiny…

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And even with all that it’s carrying, it moves rather quickly…

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I found it on one of my plants that had a problem with white fly but the white flies all seemed to be gone.  But at closer look, I found them…

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This little tiny bug had them stacked all over his back!  Tried to get a close up of the front of this bug…

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It reminds me of a crayfish and has pinchers like an earwig.

I let it crawl on my hand to see what it felt like.  It did pinch me which wasn’t too bad but then it began to sting.  Apparently venomous.  I had a small welt and it itched like crazy afterwards.  That’s an arm hair to it’s right – helps to give perspective on the size of this bug.

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I’m guessing that this critter bit the white flies and then hoisted them onto his back to take away.

What i couldn’t figure is how it got the dead white flies on its back…and how they stay on its back!  Here’s some other shots that may explain…or not…

I noticed two long “strings” on its backend…

And by the way, this bug is sitting on the edge of the decorative little cuts on the top of a table edge!

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See?

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Trying to pick up crumbs from the table…

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Tiny translucent legs…

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I still am amazed by all the white flies on this bug…and the ones on the plant are gone!  A single white fly seems to be about the size of this bug…

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So there’s my mystery bug.  Can anyone identify it?  Would love some more info on this fascinating creature 🙂