He was kinda cute, in a bug sort of way
October 15, 2013 8:18 PM   Subscribe

What is this really, really stupid bug?

He's not too bright- walked off the edge of something multiple times, can't walk across slick surfaces (mostly just flounders pitifully), and when he falls/gets scared, curls up sort of in a little ball. We're located in southeastern VA, and have been getting a *lot* of rain recently. This is the first time I've ever seen one. His face looks like it has a face. He's about half an inch long.
Here are pictures
posted by FirstMateKate to Pets & Animals (2 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: Soldier beetle larvae.
posted by cakebatter at 8:38 PM on October 15, 2013 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: First time's the charm! That's probably why I didn't recognize him, he hadn't evolved to his true form. It makes sense it's a soldier beetle-we have an aphid problem in the back yard (apparently thats what they eat!) and he was probably forced from his home due to the flooding.
Thanks, hivemind!
posted by FirstMateKate at 9:57 PM on October 15, 2013

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