Does anybody know what this Alien looking Insect might be?

page: 1
6

log in

join

posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 05:03 PM
link   
I was going through some pics on my phone when I found these pics I took a year or two ago when I was out in the woods. I totally forgot I had them.

I encountered this freaky alien looking insect. I never saw something like this before. It looked really out of place since we don't have any exotic animals where I live.

If someone can help me identify this little bugger, please help.

Pics are a bit blurry due to the lousy camera on my phone.









Any ideas?




posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 05:05 PM
link   
It looks like a caterpillar of a sphinx moth. where do you live?



posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 05:06 PM
link   
It looks photo shopped or toy like to me no offense otherwise I have no idea what it is.



posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 05:07 PM
link   
reply to post by RandomEsotericScreenname
 


WOW! That is one freaky looking insect! I have no idea what it could be. How big would you say it is?



posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 05:08 PM
link   
notodonta larva maybe

or lobster moth with those long front legs

edit on 4/27/2012 by iforget because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 05:09 PM
link   
EEWWWW!!!


Did you catch it and keep it???

I would of caught it.
edit on 27-4-2012 by Darkblade71 because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 05:09 PM
link   
I live in the Netherlands, it was approx. 5-6 cm long, or about 2 inch I think, and it is definately not shopped or a toy thank you very much.



posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 05:11 PM
link   
Looks like a Jerusalem bug to me

Jerusalem Cricket



posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 05:11 PM
link   
I will say moth as well because i've had one on my front door step about the same size, brown and looked like a DEMON.



posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 05:11 PM
link   
That's one of those Tinggler things that hook's on your spine when your scared and breaks your back if you don't scream.



posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 05:11 PM
link   
reply to post by Darkblade71
 


Lol, as amatter of fact I did, put it in a plastic baggy, forgot about it and found it in my backpack a week later.

It looked even more eewwww then so I threw it in the bin.
edit on 27-4-2012 by RandomEsotericScreenname because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 05:12 PM
link   
Maybe some sort of strangle walking stick bug. They can get pretty weird looking.


I found this one that looks close....

ngphotooftheday.blogspot.com...


That is my guess.
edit on 27-4-2012 by Darkblade71 because: added link to bug



posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 05:22 PM
link   
reply to post by iforget
 


Notodonta larve comes closest so far. Good call.

This is one of the reasons I love ATS, always a quick answer. Well doesn't look exactly the same, but close enough I think.



That lobster moth looks even closer, that must be it, thanks.
edit on 27-4-2012 by RandomEsotericScreenname because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 05:31 PM
link   
reply to post by RandomEsotericScreenname
 


No problem I didn't make out those strange grasping legs on the front at first
Never seen anything like it before myself so thanks for posting the pics that thing is awesome and creepy



posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 05:33 PM
link   
Gross!




2nd



posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 05:34 PM
link   
reply to post by iforget
 


I checked some more pics and it is definately a lobster moth larve, found some pics looking exactly the same.

Thanks again. Got my answer in 15 min.


btw, I think it may be related to dr. Zoidberg, blewwhahaha.
edit on 27-4-2012 by RandomEsotericScreenname because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 05:43 PM
link   
OMG!!! I don't know what it is but you're right about it looking alien. UGH. I hate bugs. Somebody kill it!!!!


I know we need bugs, and we can't kill them but just....EW.

Seriously, that tickles every single disgust receptor I have.
edit on 4/27/12 by Malynn because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 06:44 PM
link   
reply to post by RandomEsotericScreenname
 


I run an insects photography group on Deviant Art and i have to admit ive never seen one of those. But saying that i would bet that its some kind of caterpillar of a moth. I just dont know which one at the moment.

I found this that is close :




posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 08:14 PM
link   
That lobster moth caterpillar is too weird for words!

Cheers for sharing.



posted on Apr, 29 2012 @ 09:36 PM
link   
reply to post by iforget
 


WOW! Awesome... Yes, I would say it looks like an alien..
Never have I seen anything so weird looking..





new topics

top topics



 
6

log in

join