I was re-edging the landscaping and discovered this Crayola box reject just laying there. That was mean, I don’t mean to be rude to my (most likely) six-legged friend here. I knew it to be a pupa of some sort, but I’m not the Encyclopedia Britannica Guy, so I had do do a bit of research.
It appears that this is most likely the pupa of a Shuttle Shaped Dart (Agrotis puta puta). But, that can’t be possible because that moth is common in the UK, not here. I’m wrong. I’m sure it’s some type of moth still, though. (maybe I should have just deleted the sentence instead of correcting myself in this text… but then what would you read?).
Anyway, below you will see another unidentified friend in another stage of development. I found this caterpillar (certainly not a grub) in the same area as the previously mentioned pupa. There is a possibility they are from the same species. Feel free to help me out if you know anything.
And now for my musings. I was thinking about how I can relate the development to insects to the development of people. I saw this pupa just laying there on the ground. It wasn’t doing a bloody thing. It just sat there. I thought to myself, “Why don’t you get off you’re non-butt and do something? The baby you’s go around eating things and bulking up, the adult you’s fly around and procreate… you just do nothing.” This made me realize that teenagers are pretty much the pupas of the human species because they pretty much are the “teenage” part of the insect’s lifecycle.
Apologies to all the hard-working teenagers out there, I’m just generalizing… not all teenagers are lazy, but they are all half-developed adults 😉