I think this is the biggest bug I've ever seen! I opened the umbrella, getting ready to paint and there she was with a little cluster of eggs nearby. Check out the video. Even though it isn't very clear you can see her middle leg on her right side is moving. It looks as though she's perturbed and she's flipping me off--there even seems to be a middle finger of sorts. As I was painting, she laid another egg! Wow, looked like another leg was extending out of her rear with pinchers and it dropped off the egg which almost dropped off the umbrella, but some sticky stuff kept it hanging on. What kind of bug is this? Don't tell me it's a cockroach--it looks like one, but I don't think it is. Well, I'm amazed even if it is one!
Watercolor, 7"x 7"