Thursday, August 6, 2009

Something's bugging me...

...and I don't know what it is. Maybe you can help me.

Anyone know what this is?


Yes, thank you, I KNOW it's a tiki torch. I'm talking about the scary gray bug on the side.


Make the pictures bigger so you can see his scary red eye.


If you know your entomology, let me know. I need to know if I should be scared of this guy. You know, more scared than I typically am of creepy-crawlies.

3 comments:

McMom said...

Well, he doesn't appear to have 8 legs, thus he is NOT a spider, right? Ryan should not be afraid of this creature........his legs resemble the cricket family.... I will google some crickets later tonight for you.............he IS creepy ... does he appear to have a stinger? He almost looks like stink bug family.... if you light the torch what does he do????? Love - the McMom

G'ma said...

Kinda looks like the ugly kin of the praying mantis family?

Pipers Hollow said...

Looks like a wheel bug or assassin bug... (Bill actually knew this off the top of his head, he's a freak)I don't think he'd hurt you unless you put him on your nose and poked at him or something!! lol

http://www.pbase.com/danator/image/83044366

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3474/3754421367_730be45e79.jpg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheel_bug

McMom is right, he is related to a stink bug! :)