Mar 19, 2010

Withered Skittle

A couple of people turned in images of this bug to WhatsThatBug, and I can understand why. It looks like something that fell out of my uncle's belly button. How do you possibly identify something like that?

It's actually a giant scaled insect. They spend most of their adulthood as sedentary sap suckers on herbacious plants (a lifestyle I'd aspire to if I were a bug). But then, can you expect more of something that has straws for mouth parts and looks like a withered Skittle?

Thanks for the link, Jaden.

Photo source: Kimberly via WhatsThatBug

1 comment:

Jelo said...

I've got bugs like this growing on my ceiba tree. They look like giant clumps of pocket lint...until you squish them of course.