Thursday, 15 April 2010

What on Earth is this Thing?!

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All I know about this creature here is that it is likely to be a bug (Hemiptera). I`ve never seen anything like this before.
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If anybody has any idea what this is, please do leave a comment.
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My wife says it looks so funny as if it is using its front legs to raise itself off the ground, while it uses its hind legs in front to walk!
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The creature was quite co-operative while I obtained these images and sat basking in the sun.
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How many unique creatures like this exist in our midst but go undetected!
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PS - From trawling the net this seems to be a cousin of the lantern bug - Epiptera europea

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