Giant Alien Bug
Monday, 18th September 2006 by Alex Turnbull
Holy Cardigans, Batman! There’s an absolutely enormous bug in Germany, which is clearly hell-bent on destruction! Run for the hills!
At over 50 metres, this bug would be far bigger than the previously posted World’s Largest Bug (and a whole heap more terrfying to boot) – fortunately, a moderator at the Keyhole forums informs us that this bug has gone to meet his maker, and anyway, is only actually 1mm long! He reckons it’s a Thrips which was probably squished between a glass plate and the film during the scanning process.
However the circle of brown at the insect’s posterior is probably the only example we’ll ever see of insect excrement captured in a satellite photo! Nice.
Edit: Added an ‘s’ to ‘Thrips’. Thanks Parabellum.