Thursday, May 15, 2008

The Hitchhiker

Dad found a hitchhiker on his sleeve at work today.
click to enlargeMom and dad were fascinated with him, they said they had never seen a bug that looked like him.
click to enlargeThe bristles on his back are hooked. I wonder why? He was a strange little bug.

14 comments:

  1. I think we have those in Australia, Indy. No idea what they are called though, so this was really no help at all!

    Happy canine rights day! (as declared by President-to-be Tubey)

    Huffle Mawson, Explorer Cat and Honorary Husky

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  2. That bug look scary..

    ~ Girl girl

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  3. EUW! I didn't think anything like that was around here. Don't be bringing any of those things in my yard!

    Meeshka

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  4. That looks like a punk bug with those spikes! I think he's up to no good. Squash him with your swappers!
    ECHO

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  5. "The only good bug is a dead bug!" It's a great line from "Starship Troopers"; I was named after a guy in that book! Ha roo!
    Play bows,
    SGT Zim

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  6. I wonder what it tastes like?

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  7. I think it is a ladybug nymph:

    pictures

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  8. Me thinks your pawrents need another hobby -

    I'm just sayin'!

    Hugz&Khysses,
    Khyra

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  9. Cool find, Indy! Were Mom and Dad able to ID him?

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  10. Never seen one of those before! And Mama never wants to! By the way...tag, you're it!

    Woos,
    Thor

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  11. Did they let you eat it?

    Holly

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  12. Maybe it's a Velcro bug...with all those little hooks on his back. I hope you didn't eat it!

    Aire-hugs,
    Poppy & Penny

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  13. Indy Turbo is right. It is a ladybug nymph. Read this link it tells you all about them.

    My mom just found a few of them outside today while she was gardening. An got curious... Great find Turbo!! You sure are one smart pup!!!

    http://gardening.about.com/od/insectpestid/qt/LadyBugNymph.htm

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