Friday, February 18, 2011

Warm weather horror

Today it's going to be in the upper 70s, which is glorious. But apparently bugs also have access to because this horrid creature is hanging out on my garage door, ready to enjoy this spring-like day.

I've lived in Florida my entire life but I still don't know what these bugs are. They don't appear to do anything but hang around and eventually fly (!!!) away. And yet, really, they look like the stuff horror films are made of.  The good news is, unlike most other Floridian bugs, these don't seem to have a burning desire to get in the house. Thankfully.

Anyone know what kind of creature this is?

UPDATE: An entomologist (for reals) said this is "leaf footed or big legged bug in the family of Coridea." The internet is an amazing thing.

Read my other post from today here:


  1. Egad... that thing is hideous. I don't know what it is, but I'm sure I've seen something like it before.

    I lived in Orange Park, FL for almost a year several years ago. The bugs were a bit too much for me. I longed for the safety & comfort of the rattlesnakes, mountain lions & grizzly bears back home in Colorado. :D

  2. Ha, yes, Colorado is full of totally safe creatures. Totally. :) Thanks for checking it out!