Monday, August 30, 2010

bug watch!

i'm conducting an entomologist hunt... who knows what these are?

they're dotted around en masse in the bush at the moment. some kind of ancient writhing larvae which operate as a universal hive mind. a choreographed euphoric bug mass, they move as an interdependent entwined mob. primarily black bodies with some yellow on their heads. 

i have video of their captivating dance somewhere from last summer. they communicate as a writhing rhythmic pulse. oh, and they spit.


  1. spitfires!

    we had a mob of them in our backyard when I was a child, their pulsating movements have stayed with me forever.