Turning Archive 2005

Pine bug *PIC*

Mike Schwing from Md.
>This bug appears to have been eating 30 year old pine. The pine eating variety seems to be a little more advanced than the burl bug, as he has 6 legs instead of 4 and two larger ones up front that have tiny little pincers. It also has a rather large mouth, but the entire head is empty. I don't understand where he puts the food as you can stare straight through the eye and see through the mouth. He seems to like the little hole that one leg is half way in, but darned if I can figure out how he fits in there!

This bug is about 3" tall and I captured him by encasing him in Watco Satin Wax.

The feet were left a little large so it would be more obvious this time that this bug is a single piece item from top to bottom. Comments welcomed!

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