Friday, January 7, 2011

Mysterious white insect

It looked to be just a piece of flora, or some natural debris at first. But lo and behold, it has a head! Legs, even! It's a mysterious, magical white-hued insect.

Having no idea what it is, an inquiry has been sent to What's That Bug?, as featured in a Petophile post a few months ago in September.

Cross your fingers that WTB? identifies the critter. Will share results, of course.

(Photos by the Petophile.)


  1. WTB has a hard time getting back to people. I know first hand from experience, then reading that on their website, THEN finding out that my professor IS What's That Bug? and talking to him about it.

    So if you still haven't heard back, try the UC Davis Entomology department. They love answering bug questions.
    There is a link at the bottom of the page. They have responded every single time I have sent something in.

  2. I took a picture of the same type of insect here in Binghamton, NY this morning 6/22/2012. I have no idea what it is. Have you heard?

  3. i took a pic 11/08/2012 of the same bug oh please someone tell us what it is. i'm still convinced its my cross from god.

  4. It's a plume moth:

    Not that anyone cares because this post is two years old... but my daughter just saw one and we went on an identification jag.