I have started making a lot of connections between life history of different animals. Most insect transform to such an incredible degree between life stages; that it’s almost impossible to bin them as the same species until you see one – transform into another.
With light of this above note
I am starting a little fun “puzzle” sequence where I will post some fun puzzle images and let everyone guess what it is. Leave your comments below..
Lots of clues hidden in the images itself; so keep wondering 🙂
Rules of the game/hints: if you ask me “yes” – “no” questions in this – what animal is this game.. I will oblige below in comment section.
Update: by popular request; I am also uploading other life stages of the bug as a clue as well. Lots of information in these little videos.
Here is the transition of the tree and live imaging.
Finally; here is the adult stage.
Happy hunting.. Remember its importance to California (as a clue)..
Ps: the suggestions below are close – but not exact as yet. Some more mysteries are hidden; if you look closely at the new material.
Update: I have now posted this observation on iNaturalist as well. Once I get the official ID; I will post it here.