Spy Bug

Water drops for eyes!
Thinner than a fly!

Spy Bug!
Spy Bug!

Hidin’ on a stem!
Antennae say “a’hem!”

Spy Bug!
Spy Bug!


A somewhat hidden Quesada Domis by Solent News & Photo, sent in by Isabelle G.



  1. Spy bug has emo kitten’s eyes. What’s up with that?

  2. JacksonsGirl says:

    Thats the first cute bug I think I’ve ever seen. 😀

  3. Six legs above ground
    I look all around.

    Spy bug!
    Spy bug!

  4. Fird Birfle says:

    suggesh for a “Crawlies” Tag????

  5. Now, that’s a bug I could like and admire. Exquisite set of eyes in that georgous blue shade.

  6. Fird Birfle says:

    “Them There Eyes” (:) ) look like large, clear greenish-blue glass beads!!!

  7. Theresa says:

    Bug Man! Where are you, Bug Man?

  8. Zorak?

  9. Fird Birfle says:

    true, dat.

  10. Cambridge Rat Mom says:

    I hold on tight
    Throughout the night

    Spy bug!
    Spy bug!

  11. Icey Falls says:


  12. Cambridge Rat Mom says:

    I’m all alone
    Where is my home?

    Spy bug!
    Spy bug!

  13. there’s no good hovertext
    so i say, what’s next?

    Spy bug!
    Spy bug!

  14. Guinea Peeg Lover says:

    I wonder what kind of bug that is… but it SURE IS weerd.

  15. Kari Callin says:

    Move along, move along! Nothing to see here!

  16. Sneaky little bug
    With the cutest mug

    Spy bug
    spy bug

  17. That seriously looks like Pixar concept art.

  18. I can’t see all of him, but what I can see is adoooooorable! Spy buggie, I wuv you.

  19. warrior rabbit says:

    Looks Pixary!

    Also, I’m afraid if I saw the rest of him, I might not like him so much. Probably best to leave it to the imagination.


  21. Blueheron98 says:

    Its a blue damselfly, friends.

    VERY cool picture! 🙂

  22. Spy Bug… vs. Counter-Intelligence Frog! :mrgreen:

  23. Shimmyin’ and stalkin’
    Secretly taping talkin’

    Spy Bug! Spy Bug!

  24. Mary (the first) says:

    Legs like needles
    Spyin’ on peeples

    Spy bug!
    Spy bug!

  25. Theo, how awesome is it that you used “[UN-POINK]” in a post?


  27. She’s got Betty Davis eyes.

  28. Lewis n' Clark says:

    Leetle buggy, hangin’ on a tree
    First comes big eyes
    Then comes head
    Then that’s it cause I am ded

  29. Blue eyes…. Crawlies got blue eyes…..

  30. Kari Callin says:

    Spy the bug!
    Spy the bug!

    Does what ever a spying bug does!

    Does he fly?
    Does he spy?

    He does what ever a spy the bug does!

    Look out, he’s Spy the Bug!

  31. victoreia says:

    *waves at Theo* Love the hovertext for your link!

  32. Who’s the bug whose eyes stick out
    around a stem and all about?
    Spy! (Damn right.)

    You say this Spy Bug is a bad mother . . .
    (Shut your mouth!)

    What insect with eyes of blue
    Always has those eyes on you?
    Spy Bug.

  33. mamabear says:

    Spyin’ from this tree
    Bond’s got nothing on me

    Spy bug!
    Spy bug!

    Big orby eyes
    Ruin my disguise

    Spy bug!
    Spy bug!

    Dang these eyes of bleen
    I think I have been seen

    Spy bug!
    Spy bug!

    I’ll parachute away
    Live to spy another day

    Spy bug!
    Spy bug!

    With your company I’ll be partin’
    As I drive off in my Martin

    Spy bug!
    Spy bug

  34. the bug man says:

    Aw, what a little blue-eyed cutie! Except that little blue-eyed cutie is ACTUALLY A PREDATOR THAT SNATCHES ITS PREY OUT OF THE AIR WITH GAPING JAWS AND MATCHLESS DEXTERITY ZOMG.

    Like a little color-coordinated winged ninja.

    Damselflies are the shizzle.

  35. Queen of Dork says:

    He looks kind of angry! And yay! bug man is back! 🙂

  36. I look at this and for some CrAzY reason I hear Elton John’s….:”Blue Eyes………baby’s got blue eyes” how freakin’ adorable are those baby blues too ?!?!

  37. You a star when you work the pole
    We don’t make it rain we make it snow
    When you go fast then break it down slow
    From the window to the wall
    Get low

  38. bravo!

  39. Spy bug!
    Spy bug!

    Looks like celery!
    Wait, that’s just the tree.

    Spy bug!
    Spy bug!

    Eyes so baby blue
    Lookin’ right at you (Yes, YOU)

    Spy bug!
    Spy bug!

    Waiting for attack!
    Except he has no back.

    Spy bug!
    Spy bug!

  40. Theresa says:

    OK, now let’s do some choruses of “That’s A Moray!” :mrgreen:

  41. Theresa says:

    Yay, Bug Man (waving pompoms, instead of antennae)

  42. Ali-Baba says:

    When the crab catches your eye
    Like a big pizza pie, that’s a moray!
    When the world seems to shine
    Like you’ve had too much brine, that’s a moray!

  43. That is one seriously fantastic photo.

  44. Fird Birfle says:


    *eez skeered uv tha PREDATOR*

  45. Fird Birfle says:

    (Please note clarification clause:

    the below is NOT intended as a negative item in this discussion; it has left me motivated to quote the most-SCHWING !!!! moment from the film “Moonstruck”.)

    “SNAP OUT OF IT!!!!!”

  46. Fird Birfle says:


    yes mam thangyewverrymuchmam

  47. I know! It was hilarious at the time, and now I’m giggling like an idiot reading it again!

  48. Alice Shortcake says:

    Absolutely. I see a movie contract in this little chap’s future.

  49. \ /
    (o) || (o)

  50. sceptical says:

    Is it a photo though? It looks like cartoon to me.

  51. SlaveToCat says:

    It’s a Bug’s Life.

    Run Run Run…. The Orkin Man has his eyes on you little buddy.

  52. …98?…99?…100!

    Here i come!


  54. Theresa says:

    Ali, click and scroll down for a plethora of “That’s A Moray” verses: 😀

  55. Fird Birfle says:

    *hands the Art Deco Trophy of Coolness and Insight*

  56. Fird Birfle says:

    ditto, the Bravo!! 🙂

  57. chanpon says:

    Eyes without a face (les yeux sans visage)
    Got no human grace (les yeux sans visage)
    Your eyes without a face…

    Okay, totally cribbed lyrics, but they work!

  58. Fird Birfle says:

    @ Theresa: did I do “a Bad Ting
    [specifically, in my linking the Slap moment]”????

    If so, I sowwy. I no meant to be Bad Guy.

    *is sad*

  59. Definitely a photo. Google “damselfly” and see some more.

  60. That has got to be the cutest photo of a bug-bert I’ve ever seen!!!

  61. Katrina says:

    Theo- they still let you have zee secret weapon of getteeng een and makeeng our lives eveer so much funnieer? Good.
    Nice Damselfly, great picture!

  62. Katrina says:

    YAY Bugman! How does one start a conversation at a damselfly cocktail party? With Bugman wisdom, that’s how! Thank you, Bugman!

  63. Katrina says:

    Well, I wonder which word set off the moderacshe alarm? Oh, well.

  64. Ali-Baba says:

    Fird- no worries! I love the slap moment…I’ve just been working alot since yesterday. 🙂

  65. Ali-Baba says:

    Theresa…those are a hooooot! 🙂

  66. eye not hear.

  67. Theresa says:

    Firdie, no problemo!

  68. Fird Birfle says:


  69. SoCratesX53 says:

    I always feel like….somebody’s watching meeeeeee…..

  70. Behind blue eyes….

  71. Maureen says:

    There’s a critter on the twig
    Don’t be afraid, he isn’t big
    No matter just how hard he tries
    He’ll sure be seen, oh my – those eyes!

  72. bookmonstercats says:

    “Shaft” reference. Whoot!

  73. bookmonstercats says:

    Bug Mannnnn!

    I was going to ask whether they are actually eyes? Or are they markings on the underside of its head so that its predators don’t try to sneak up on it from underneath?

  74. bookmonstercats says:

    Hello, Theo. I hope you’re enjoying your leave.

  75. snoopysnake says:

    Why I eyes ya!

  76. eyes of blue
    I see you
    peeking around the stem

  77. AnimalLover77 says:

    That is the cutest bug I have EVER SEEN!… Wait let me rephrase that… That is the ONLY cute bug I have ever seen :p

  78. the bug man says:

    Nope, they’re really eyes! Compound eyes have terrible resolving power ’cause the lenses are so small. To make up for that, flying predators like dragonflies and damselflies have to have eyes that are really enormous relative to their heads.

    The really neat thing is that, because damselflies’ eyes wrap around nearly 360 degrees, you basically can’t sneak up on them from any direction. They seeeeeee youuuuuuuuuu (singsong voice).

    And hi, Queen of Dork and Theresa! It’s really sweet of y’all to miss me.

  79. Walking E says:

    I’m pretty you see,
    So please don’t swat me

    Spy Bug
    Spy Bug

  80. bookmonstercats says:

    Every time there’s a bug featured, I scroll down lookin’ fer da (bug) man.

    And thanks for the words of wisdom. Who knew about compound eyes? Not I (as it were). To think they’re as short-sighted as I am, but many times over!!

  81. Too freakin’ stinkin’ cute!!!!!!!!!!

  82. crashnandicoot says:

    There once was a Bug called Spy
    Who had Six Crazy Legs and Blue Eyes
    As much as he tried
    When he moved he did slide
    And ruined his lovely disguise!

  83. I’m not really sure, but it looks like some sort of damselfly. http://www.cirrusimage.com/Damselfly/blue-dancer.jpg

  84. Fird Birfle says:

    a verrrrrrry verrrrrrry teeny tiny leeetle document ……

  85. Fird Birfle says:

    GORGEOUS detailed photo!
    Who’da THUNK there are/ were such colors in Nature, this side short of some tropical parrots!
    (or “ex-Parrots”, if you’re an entrenched Monty Python fan as am I)

    Nice image-grabbin’ innernet skillz, there, Chiroptera!!!

  86. SophieSmiles says:

    That is the cutest crawliest weirdest thing i’ve ever seen? 😀

  87. gingerleegreene says:

    Come from aquatic larvae
    But I’m not gonna harm ya’

    spy bug
    spy bug

    I’ll dazzle and delight
    And sometimes give a fright!

    spy bug
    spy bug

    Though snazzy colors splash
    my mate I will attach.

    spy bug
    spy bug