I was wrong. What is this?!
Go ahead, take a look at it for a minute. Examine it as closely as you can.
Have you thought of anything yet? Any clue whatsoever?
This is your final chance...
It is a Pearly Wood Nymph, a species of moth. It certainly has a fantastic defensive appearance. Not many predators would bother it looking the way it does. Even a tired human like myself would have dismissed it. At a distance it resembled bird droppings even more than this close photo. What made spotting it even better was that Twan had never seen one of them before, either. He can and does find anything and everything.
Photo © Scott Kruitbosch