Kev was splitting wood today, when he stopped to bring me something he’d found. To back up for a moment, if you have a wood-burning stove then you may have noticed how certain woods — in this case, mesquite — can have these weird “tunnels” bored through them. I had never given what caused them a second thought … until today.
This freaky little creature, the larvae of the Metallic Wood Boring Beetle, is the culprit.
click to enlarge; via Urban Rancher / TAMU
The Wood Boring Beetle Larva reminds me a little too much of this alien.
image of the Alien
Perhaps they are distant cousins. =P