No idea what it is. Do not need to know. Do, however, need to know that there are no more in my back yard!
We had the camel foot sprayed for bugs in the morning. I cannot count the times that outdoor pest control has been here in the three years we've been at this house. I think when we were at the townhouse the entire four years they came for some "pest" [insects] can be counted on one hand. Less than five. Not here. Ut-uh. They come regularly. If it isn't mealy bugs then it is something else.
A few days ago Appuk said, "Madam. Bugs. See?" He and I have difficulty communicating. [I truly believe he understands more than he lets on, but if he let on that he understood what I was saying then somehow it might mean more work for him. Or something.] Anyway, he pointed out the "bugs." Kind of sort of. He pointed out that the "bugs" were eating the camel foot and that there were a gazillion eggs from the "bugs," but he didn't actually point out the bugs.
Bugs? You and I have a completely different idea of what "bugs" are, Appuk. These are not bugs!
I shudder to think of the mess I would have had to clean out of my shoe if I would have stepped on this "bug." Thankfully DH was home. "Honey, Get It!" And he did.
A couple of dead ones, outside the back gate, where the camel foot hangs down over the privacy wall. Ruler for size reference.
This one - not dead when I took the picture - still wiggling. Yuck!
Sadly, pest control