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07 April 2010

Unknown Insect

By way of a change I'm going to show what I found this morning. At first, looking with sleepy eyes through a side door that leads to the garden, I saw what appeared to be a distant airplane in the sky. That is, until I looked again... properly. It was an insect on the door window.
It has been there all day, showing no sign of life let alone shifting.
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Here it is again, cropped for a better view.

Well that's the rear view, the next one is the front of the insect

The neighbours have been in to see it but neither they nor I have ever seen an insect like it. If anyone has any knowledge, perhaps you'd be kind enough to let me know.

14 comments:

Brian Miller said...

it rather looks like an early da vinci flying machine...

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hi Valerie:)

I am not sure what it is but it looks like a dragon fly.

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Abraham said...

I am not sure but it looks most like what we called a walking stick.

http://www.beekman1802.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/walking-stick-bug.jpg

Valerie said...

Brian, so I was right, it did look like a plane.

Joseph, I caught up with your on your blog.

Valerie said...

Abe, thank you. Is that what they call a stick insect... sounds right. I have never seen one before although I have heard that kids collect them. They can have mine, it's still on the window.

Subby said...

Not exactly sure...looks like a WWI bi-plane in shadow tho'...

Mr. Shife said...

Well it looks like the mystery is solved after reading your comments. Is the bug still hanging out on your window? Have a good one.

Valerie said...

Shifey, the bug is still in situ. I am told by a neighbourhood child that it isn't a stick insect. She appears to be an authority on them. She said it's too small.

Valerie said...

Subby, great minds think alike. Having a giggle now.

Akelamalu said...

Eeeew I bet you're glad it's outside and not inside!

septembermom said...

Now that is an interesting insect. Not that I'm "into" insects :)

Kath said...

Looks like the hang-gliders we get up here in the hills!

Sniffles and Smiles said...

I think Abe is right...That is the first thing I thought of when I saw it! What a strange thing, though! Sitting on your window and not moving all day! Must be a lovely view :-) Love you! Janine XO

Mr. Shife said...

Happy Monday~!