Very early this morning (about 3:30) I was awakened by a loud thumping noise in my house. I soon discovered that it was coming from a box (filled only with packing material) I had recently placed next to my garage door to take out on trash day. I picked up the box, and discovered the thumping was coming from an insect I had never seen before.
It was about the size and shape of a firefly, but it was all brown. I picked it up in some toilet paper and was surprised at how strong it was when it struggled. I could see why the thumping on the box was so loud! [If you are in PETA please stop reading] I was also surprised at how hard it was to crush him, much harder than normal insects [/If you are in PETA please stop reading]
I live in the Dallas area - any ideas on what kind of bug this could have been?