Germany invaded by giant insect / Rieseninsekt versucht Einwanderung ohne Sprachtest

Giant insect invades Germany, reports Slashdot.

Here’s the Google Earth image. I was actually driving quite near here at the weekend, but I didn’t notice anything.

And here’s the solution.

bq. Interesting find – a first. It looks like a thrips, a very small (1mm or so) insect. The size might explain how it got involved in the printing process. The brown glob at the posterior end is bug poop, forced out of the poor critter as it got squished between a glass plate and the film during the scanning process.

Thanks, of course, to Trevor.

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