Thanks to Gail Trenholm, the mystery is solved....we think. Mark directed Gail to my blog to help with the identification of my "mystery bug" and Gail believes it is a cranefly with MITES riding on its back! I went back and enlarged the photo and sure enough you can see the individual mites. If only all of life's questions could be solved by emailing Gail!!!!
AK - grouse on the Denali Highway
3 days ago