New Species Discovered in Hawthorne

New Species Discovered in Hawthorne

Ciara Dirr, Staff Writer

On March 9, 2023 , scientists found a new bug species in the woods of Hawthorne.

They have been named “the skrills.” They are mostly harmless as long as you don’t annoy them. If you do annoy them, they will  fly at you and  bit you. If you get bitten by them, not to worry, all you have to do is wash it and put a bandaid on it for a few hours.

They are the size of a firefly at birth, and the size of a cicada when fully grown.

They are a greenish color with a little bit of gold. They have 6 legs and 2 small antennas at the top of their heads, just above their eyes.

Their eggs are usually white or gray, but can also be black. The egg sacks can be found usually on the grass, but sometimes you can find them on trees or somewhere where there is a hard wooden surface.

Skrills can usually be found in the woods or forest where there is a warm climate, but not too hot. They like to stay hidden, but there are times that they will be out in the open.

Since the discovery of the Skrill in Hawthorne, the insect has been found in a few other countries around the world.

They are not scared of humans or any other insects.

Have some fun trying to find them! Remember to look around wet areas and trees.