Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Unknown Alien Bug

While I was watering the backyard yesterday my attention was caught by an unusual sight. It seems I have aliens in my backyard. Hanging on one of my Papaya Trees are two bugs that look like something right out of the movie Aliens. I have never seen anything like them before. I nudged them and they did not move so I think they are in some state of hibernation or something. I was waiting for them to awaken and bite off my finger or something. These bugs are very unusual and if anyone knows anything about them please let me know. For now they are Aliens to me.









Pretty weird huh? What do you think of my Alien Bugs?



6 comments:

Zoƫ said...

They are caterpillars of some kind, moths or butterflies. With any luck you should be able to find out which ones are local to you. Amazing camouflage though!

Outer Banks Mom said...

Gross! I hate bugs...even if they are beneficial. Head over to the gardenweb forums and post there, Im positive someone will know what it is. :) gardenweb.com

patientgardener said...

Definately some form of caterpillar - think whatever comes out of it will be big though! argh!

Perennial Gardener said...

I agree with the others, some type of caterpillar. Your guess is as good as mine. :) They are pretty archaic looking ones, yuck! :(

mr_subjunctive said...

Dropping by to let you know that I mentioned your blog today on my blog, though it's hard to explain what the "mention" involves. The relevant post is this one.

Amy said...

That is a freaky looking 'pillar. How big are they?