What is Red and Shiny and in my soil?
Four times in the past couple weeks I have dug up from a depth of about 4-6 inches a very red, shiny, hard coated THING! I don't know bug terminology, but I believe it's a THING from which would eventually hatch a bug of some sort.
Have any of you seen one and do you know what it is?
1-1.5 inches long
1/3 inch wide at the largest width, tapering to about 1/4 inch each skinny end.
Brick red or slightly brighter (actually a nice find for an underground color. If I only knew what it was...)
Shiny, hardcoated exterior
Mushy, cream colored interior if you squish it, which I did to one. There was no visible body mass or formation, just mush.
Any ideas? Guesses?
I won't be doing too much more digging, but if I find another I will post a photo.
It's yet another unsolved mystery of the yard....