Any idea what this bug is??

MarinaSBMay 31, 2013

I found this in the soil of my potted azalea today. It's about 3/4 of an inch long. The half of the bug that looks like it has a stinger on it is the only half that moves. The other half is smooth almost cocoon like. I think I saw eyes on that cocoon side but can't be sure. Any ideas??

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publickman

Shuttle Shaped Dart moth.

Lars

    Bookmark   May 31, 2013 at 5:44PM
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Sluginator(10b)

It bears an amazing resemblance to some silkworms that I ate once.

    Bookmark   June 24, 2013 at 8:15AM
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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

That's because they're both pupal cases of moths.

    Bookmark   June 24, 2013 at 12:02PM
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hosenemesis(SoCal Sunset 19 USDA 8b)

How did they taste? Were they creamy and sweet?

    Bookmark   June 24, 2013 at 10:04PM
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Sluginator(10b)

Nah. They tasted like meat with a unique flavor. I bought them frozen. Insects are probably better when fresh.

    Bookmark   June 24, 2013 at 11:24PM
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