Entomology (Study of Bugs)/Black bug


I am currently a student at a highschool in Quebec, Canada. Two days ago when I was in my bus going home I noticed a black 2-3 inch long fly type insect resting on the bus floor. It was around 4:30 pm when i first saw it and it didnt appear to want to fly away when approched. Its eyes were located on each side of his head and it had big wings. Today, the same thing occured only with another one of those bugs. My bus driver then killed the second one but didnt know about the first one which had already died on the floor. I am curious to find out what type of insect/bug this is and what are its reproductive capabilities?
Thank you


I'm sorry, but your description is so vague that there are literally hundreds of possibilities.  Without seeing at least an image, and preferably a specimen, of what you are talking about, I cannot even make an educated guess.

It would be irresponsible of me to hypothesize from this description alone.  Thank you for understanding.



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Eric R. Eaton


I answer insect and spider identification questions ONLY. Attach images if possible. No "what bit me?", "what do I feed this bug in captivity?", or science fair project questions please. NO TECHNICAL QUESTIONS ABOUT INSECT PHYSIOLOGY.


Principal author, Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America. Professional entomologist employed previously at University of Massachusetts, Chase Studio, Inc., and Cincinnati Zoo; contract work for West Virginia Department of Natural Resources, Smithsonian Institution, and Portland (Oregon) State University.

Author, Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America, Missouri Conservationist magazine, Ranger Rick, Birds & Blooms, Timeline (journal of the Ohio Historical Society). I have contributed to several books as well.

Oregon State University, undergraduate major in entomology, did not receive degree.

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Principal author of the Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America, Smithsonian Institution (contract), Cincinnati Zoo (employer), Portland State University (contract), Chase Studio, Inc (employer), Arkansas Museum of Discovery (guest speaker). Currently seeking speaking engagements, leadership roles at nature festivals, workshops, and ecotours.

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