What Is This

I usually take a very passive approach to composting, but this year the heap has gotten a little big.

So, I’m minding my own business, turning my compost pile when I find this:

So what is this other than the biggest grub I’ve ever seen? It has the legs of a palmetto bug, the face of who knows what. . . Did I stumble upon the baby Mothra of cicadas or what?

If I find things like this on a regular basis. . . I think I’ll go back to my lazy, passive composting ways and let those things nosh in peace.

It appears it might be a Herculean Beetle or a Rhinoceros Beetle which is actually kind of cool. Thanks Twitter!

4 comments ↓

#1 Jana on 01.08.11 at 6:25 pm

I sorta gagged a little…he’s kinda largish

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#3 Terry Hoffman on 01.08.11 at 9:20 pm

I tried to have a compost pile in my backyard a year or so ago. I had to get rid of it beause it kept attracting creepy crawlies and freaky fliers.

#4 Look What Heather Found in Her Compost - Shakadoo on 06.24.16 at 8:50 am

[…] believe it’s something with significant value for people who garden.  However, if I found the gigantic grub that Heather found, I’d wash my hands at least three times before touching anything […]

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