We say, we say, we say: What’s black and re(a)d in your lunchbreak? No, good fellow, the answer isn’t Londonist. We do rather refer to a mysterious new lunchtime visitor to the Natural History Museum. Whilst exploring their lunchboxes, entomologist’s at the august establishment have observed an as yet unidentified flying object in the museum’s grounds, a wee red and black buggy thing.
Experts believe that the tiny insects (which are the size of a grain of rice) might be a kissing cousin of the Arocatus roeselii which dwells in central Europe. But they’re really not sure (and we can bet it’s bugging them like hell). Anyway, most importantly for Londonist, the museum believes the little critters to be harmless.
Londonist likes nature, even the bits of it which have more legs than they really need, and so this is exciting news indeed. But we are puzzled by one thing: isn’t it just a tad convenient that these creatures have been discovered in the very establishment which would most like to get its nets around them? This leads us to one of two conclusions:
Finally, as the new Londoner is currently still without a name: may we tentatively suggest calling it the Boris Bug (purely on the grounds of alliteration, you understand).
Psychadelic bug from grewlike’s flickr stream under the Creative Commons Licence.