Thursday, September 9, 2010

The Ugly Bug Ball (I am totally burying the lead on this one)

Thanks so much for the help on my mystery bug. I never got a response from a website that I USED TO list on the blog but I did get a response, and it was very friendly, from which is now a reliable source for all of my bug identification needs...

Anyway, that critter is (actually was) a SNAKEFLY larva as represented below...

It was a baby one of these.

Okay, it wasn't really like that but it was going to grow up to be one of those in my imagination and that was enough for me to banish it. It's really going to look like this when it grows up:

I think this bug is actually very cute. It's like a little dinosaur...rar!

Matt says it's an "effing god-awful ugly bug" so obviously he didn't watch enough of Burl Ives singing in "Summer Magic" growing up. I loved that one.


  1. I think it is "lede," not lead. Double-check. :-)

  2. Okay Anonymous, I looked it up and couldn't find anything other than "lede" as an alternative spelling...I think that puts us at a stalemate my friend. Please send me anything you find to the contrary and thanks for your comment!