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Subject: Face of Jesus on a bug?
Location: Jerome, AZ
November 18, 2012 11:37 pm
My neighbors think this is a hualapi tiger (assassin bug) but it appears to have more of a pointy nose than a cone nose …
My house has captured lots of these on all of its windowsills so I hope they do not bite ;-)
And there is the cool face of Jesus on its back … Perhaps I can charge admission.
Signature: knitz

Western Conifer Seed Bug

Dear knitz,
This is a Western Conifer Seed Bug,
Leptoglossus occidentalis, a species native to the Pacific Northwest that began to expand its range greatly beginning in the 1960s.  It is unclear how much of that range expansion is natural and how much has been aided by the increase in travel among humans.  We have never had anyone anthropomorphize the markings on the Western Conifer Seed Bug, but we will concede that there is the resemblance of a face on this particular individual.  Since we will be out of the office for Thanksgiving, we are postdating your submission to go live later in the week during our absence.

THANKS for the quick reply … All of the ones at my house have the *face*
Again, thanks for the great site ;-)
erica
Knit 1 Bead 2
Jerome, Arizona

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