Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Another bug post


We originally thought this bug we found on the ground was going to turn into a moth. After a long time of observing it squirm around without much happening, we asked the local gardener what this bug is doing. It turns out that it sort of eats dirt. It's almost like a natural fertilizer. He eats the dirt and kind of poops it out. You can see if the first picture, his bottom is a mainly clear skin with little darkness. In the second picture, after about an hour of what appeared like digging in the dirt, a lot of it had been ingested into him and his skin appears much darker from what he ingested. Very cool! The gardener said this insect normally does this with cow poop.

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