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Baffled onlooker films bizarre insect writhing on rocks

  • Huang Meilan filmed the mysterious creature on rocks in Hsinchu, Taiwan 
  • After Huang appealed online, many people suggested the brittle looking insect appeared to be several ‘horsehair worms’ tangled together
  • But others suggested it was a ‘mutant species’ of stick insect or an alien life form

A bizarre insect has been baffling the web after it was filmed writhing on the ground.

Huang Meilan filmed the mysterious creature on some rocks in Hsinchu, Taiwan.

She said she was ‘shocked’ by the creepy crawly and had ‘never seen anything like it before’.

Huang Meilan filmed the mysterious creature on rocks in Hsinchu, Taiwan. She said she was ‘shocked’ by the creepy crawly and had ‘never seen anything like it before’

Huang said: ‘I found this on the ground and it caught my eye.

‘It was so strange and people said different things about it. But I wanted to know what it actually was.’

Huang appealed online and many suggested the brittle looking insect appeared to be several ‘horsehair worms’ tangled together.

The parasitic creatures become entwined while they use a host to breed.

Huang appealed online and many suggested the brittle looking insect appeared to be several 'horsehair worms' tangled together

But others had more imaginative ideas, with some suggesting the creature was a 'mutant species' of stick insect - or even an alien life form

Huang appealed online and many suggested the brittle looking insect appeared to be several ‘horsehair worms’ tangled together. But others had more imaginative ideas, with some suggesting the creature was a ‘mutant species’ of stick insect – or even an alien life form

But others had more imaginative ideas, with some suggesting the creature was a ‘mutant species’ of stick insect – or even an alien life form. 

Miffy Chu said: ‘It could be a new creature made from a genetic mutation that we’ve never seen before. It’s a bit freaky watching it, it looks like an alien life form that has got lost on earth.’

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