Wednesday, August 1, 2012

A Bug Catcher Mystery

 My little bug catchers/scientists have another mystery on their hands. Maybe you can help?
 
They found this guy eating in the trunk of a tree. Tim thought that it was a grub, but we can't find this particular grub anywhere. All of the grubs that we have found on the internet have three legs on each side, this guy has two legs on each side. My bug catchers are just crazy to find out more about this big ole guy! If you have any idea what he is, or know a good place for us to look, please link us up! It is a scientific emergency in the eyes of my eight year old boy. :) Thanks friends! xo, Sam

10 comments:

Cajunrose said...

Probably not the proper name for it, but we call them wood grubs here. Google that..it pulls up pictures and you'll come up with the proper name.

Anonymous said...

It might be a cicada larvae.

Meghann said...

It's a beetle larvae of some sort. I have some identification groups I'll look around and see if I can nail down which beetle.

Meghann said...

Actually, posting one more time to say "Anonymous" might be on to something with the cicada theory.

Aunt Honey said...

My husband says it's a wood borer

Brie Ziehme said...

Larval state of the may or june bettle it looks like. try this link
http://fortworthtexas.gov/water/info/default.aspx?id=6034

Cassie Louise said...

Maybe something like this?
http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/resources/identification/animals/bug-id/what-is-this-bug/bugs-without-legs/beetle-larvae-some-have-legs/grass-grub

shoppern said...

It's a borer. Ugly, aren't they, and they do great damage to your trees. I speak from experience.

Joy said...

I think that's a wood borer. We've had a lot of damage around here from them.

Static-Rapture said...

It looks a little like a lyctid beetle larva, if you guys are still looking for an answer, ha. http://extension.missouri.edu/p/g7422