The kids discovered an interesting little bug at a relative’s home in Houston on our vacation. It had lumps of what we think is black clay dirt on it’s back, but we weren’t going to sample it to be sure! It looks to be the larval state of some strange insect. It was about as big as a lady bug (very tiny) and had a greenish waxy look. The little spiky spines made him look tough for a wee-one. When we set it on a piece of paper for the photo-op, it got mad and reared up, putting it’s 6 legs up towards us.
Let’s play “Name That Bug!” – ready, set, go!