"They" say this is a mantidfly, Climaciella brunnea, a paper wasp mimic that has an alien head and preying mantis arms. It mimics paper wasps because they lay their eggs on wasp larva in the nests. I'm pretty sure I've seen this creature in a black and white sci-fi movie when I was 10.
Maybe the comedians of SNL weren't joking when they portrayed aliens as coneheads. There are coneheads (katydids) out right now at night buzzing in fields. This Neoconocephalus retusus is Awfully alien-like I'd say.
Very tribble-like (if you watched Star Trek from the 1960's), this moth caterpillar seems to have a protective fuzzy covering. A stellar coincidence that Hollywood would know this??
On earth we call these black fly larva, Simuliidae, but to me this video looks like some sort of transedental communication occurrence.
This extraterrestrial looking caterpillar is known as the monkey slug, Phoebtron pithecium. Its slug-like movement and stinging hairs remind me of a creature that would have chased astronauts in the old show Space Patrol. Discalimer: Unlike the television shows from the 1950's, this video may contain language unsuitable for younger viewers. Not meant to offend, but intended to illustrate the supernatural affect these creatures have on folks!
To me, the similarities are uncanny. But when I was younger my mother always said I should be an astronaut, or astronomer..... or maybe she just said I was taking up space.....I can't remember. Either way, this unknown, ethereal world we live in already contains sci-fi creatures waiting to be explored.
Posted by Mark Zloba