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some type of insect. I do not know if it is safe as in nonpoisonous.


South Texas

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e.drinnon 7 years ago

It looks like a leaf-footed bug, and it looks like you've found it in the process of molting - shedding its skin between phases of development, the same way a snake sheds its skin. The leaf-footed bug almost never bites humans, and its bite is not known to be life-threatening. While it's molting, it most likely wouldn't try to bite anyone, anyway. If you're concerned about kids or pets, just make sure they don't bother it, and it should wander off on its own eventually. I hope this helps.

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Edinburg, Texas, USA

Spotted on Jun 26, 2014
Submitted on Jun 26, 2014

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