Darth Vader

mummyFound this under a bed recently. Where, ahem, it had not been cleaned in a while.

7 Responses to “Darth Vader”

  1. 1 alphonsegaston December 7, 2012 at 8:41 am

    I’ll bite…er…What, or who, is it?

    • 2 mthew December 7, 2012 at 8:50 am

      Probably pretty crispy by now, but not much flavor left in it…. Actually, I don’t know what it is. The bulging eyes and plate-like structure behind the head are curious.

  2. 3 Gillian December 7, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    Looks like a cicada of some sort. Now I’m afraid to go look at what’s under MY bed!

    • 4 mthew December 7, 2012 at 8:08 pm

      I see where you’re coming from with that cicada thought, especially with those bulging eyes. But this was under an inch long and doesn’t seem the right shape either for a cicada, at least all the cicadas I know. After the briefest of research, I’m thinking something in Orthoptera (grasshoppers, crickets, katydids).

  3. 7 Nature on the Edge December 8, 2012 at 1:10 am

    What a fabulous example of a horny exoskeleton … love the Darth Vadery look!

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