Bug on My Window: Vienna Edition

Bug on My Window Number One Fan Chelsea Wald submits this specimen, photographed on her window in Vienna, Austria:

bug on chelsea's window

I have no idea what it is. Seriously, can’t get any more specific than “insect.” Isn’t it pretty, though? Pretty bug, pretty buildings. Pretty Vienna.

If someone who does know something about bugs stops by, here it is, enlarged and overexposed, in case that provides any hints.


Photos: Chelsea Wald

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4 Responses to Bug on My Window: Vienna Edition

  1. Lila says:

    No idea. And google image search thinks it’s a plane or a helicopter — or someone skiing a slalom course.

  2. Helen says:

    Ha! I think it might be something in the grasshopper group. I’ve spent a lot of time contemplating whether that front pair of appendages is antennae or legs.

  3. Willy says:

    I’m leaning towards a mayfly of some sort. I don’t know much of the bugs of Vienna, but if I saw the same around here, that would be my first guess.

  4. Helen says:

    Oh hey. That seems plausible.