What is the strangest looking insect you ever encountered? Answered
Here around me the summer is on the way!
This not only means a never ending supply of mozzies but also that after a bit of rain you have a concert every evening.
If you ever saw a game of soccer you know the sound of the whistle the referee uses - it is painful at close range.
Now imagine you relax in your garden and right next to your chair exactly this sound comes out of the ground!
Of course if you are like me and it happend during a holiday the first time you might want to investigate.
But once you move the sound stops, if it starts again and you are careful you will find a small hole in the ground that seems to be the outlet of a small speaker LOL
The really hard part is to actually get the thing producing the sound, I tried many times and out of ten I usually only get two out of the ground.
Was too lazy so I borrowed the pic from this website, which has a lot more info on the insect in question too.
What you get out of the ground looks like a cloning experiment gone wrong.
A maggot like body with legs, under-developed wings (they make the noise) and a head like something from your latest horror movie.
To top it all up you also get a lobster like claw that is surprisingly powerful.
Fun fact: The numph of the cicada is considered to be the loudest insect of earth, reaching up to 130 decibles at the hole!
And because you might think all ugly babies will be be beautiful once grown up I just say that mum and dad would not win and beauty competition either LOL
Stick insects are cool, these creatures are just out of this world!
What have you encountered that is weird enough to post?