The creature, resembling a frog but with insectile wings, six front legs, and a spiked proboscis, broke free of a speckled egg that lay on a sand dune. It wandered through the desert and eventually flew up to the window of a nearby home. Inside, a young girl had just lost consciousness while listening to a radio broadcast that a woodsman had commandeered. As the creature approached her face, the girl opened her mouth, allowing the hatchling to crawl inside and be swallowed.
Behind the scenes
The concept of the creature originates from a story related by David Lynch in Quinoa, a short film released alongside Inland Empire, and in his Room to Dream autobiography: it involved a "frog-moth" Lynch saw while traveling in eastern Europe. Executive producer Sabrina S. Sutherland referenced the story and described the creature in "Part 8" as a "frogmoth" in a Reddit Ask-Me-Anything. The creature was referred to as such on the set by Lynch and by the visual effects company, BUF.