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Strange cocoon
Location: Finland
January 25, 2011 5:15 pm
Hi there,
I found this strange bug cocoon underneath my fridge and am a bit worried that we’re about to be infested with an alien species. Can you tell me what it is?
Signature: Freaked Out

Mealworm Pupa

Dear Freaked Out,
This is a Beetle pupa, but we are uncertain of the species.

Hiya,
Thanks for replying so quickly. Once you wrote beetle I had a thought.. mealworms. I have baby newts here at the moment and was trying to feed them mealworms, and I reckon the cat got one and dragged it off and now it’s changing into it’s beetle state. Weird looking thing though isn’t it? Thanks for replying, much appreciated!
Thanks,
Lisa

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3 Responses to Mealworm Pupa

  1. Jessy1119 says:

    Thank you so much for posting this. I have been really freaked out as well when I found these things in my leopard gecko habitat. I too thought they looked like aliens! It freaked me out and made me sick to my stomach just having to touch it.

  2. Igguks says:

    Oh my god, it’s a Gen 1 Kakuna. This is amazing.

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