I’ve seen this bug around twice now recently, and it doesn’t fail to creep me out. From far away, it looks like a normal moth. (Oh, and sorry I can’t take better photos in the dark. I don’t have my dream camera yet 🙂 )
Then you look closer, and notice there’s something a little strange about this variety. Most moths don’t quite look like this one.
At first it looked like the bug had been injured in some way, or was stuck like that. Like some pitiful, helpless insect victim of a cruel something-or-another.
After going in for a closer look, I realized that probably wasn’t the case.Sure enough, that thing was built right in! Gross!
I come from a place where weirdo insects do not exist… we have regular moths, bees, potato bugs, lady bugs, ants, and fruit flies. No, I don’t mean all swarming around the house. But what the heck is this thing?
Seriously, if you know, do tell me. I get creeped out at the idea of touching this thing (or it touching me)… I don’t know what the stick is on its back for! If it turns out to be some random harmless moth variety, I suppose it’ll seem less creepy.
I quite a few more insect photos to upload. I really can’t stand the creepy-crawlies, but I always feel compelled to photograph them.
Hopefully someone knows what this is!