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Re: ewww (bug related)

Postby blackjack68 on Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:11 am

mac5155 wrote:
shmenguin wrote:
mac5155 wrote:is that a secada or locust or whatever you call them? the things that dive bomb you?

my neighbor had a huge tree tht must have been filled with them. I was all smiles when it fell last week during the bad storm.


nah, they have big disgusting bodies with smaller wings. they dive bomb because their horrible, demonic eyes can't see anything. i've seen a few of their shells in my back yard...thinking of paying someone else to mow my lawn for the rest of the year...


my pap always said they came around once every 17 years or something.. but they do seem to be bad this year as opposed to last. i remember one summer being terrified to go outside because of them, and they were bad in bedford Co. one year driving to NJ we could barely see out the windshield from them hitting the car.



While the familiar green-and-black Dog-Day Cicadas are present every July and August in small numbers, the Periodical Cicadas appear, simultaneously, only once in seventeen years in any given area. Periodical cicadas do not emerge everywhere at the same time. Twelve broods of 17-year cicadas appear in different areas of the northeastern U.S. in different years, emerging from late May through June. Their bright red eyes and reddish markings distinguish the Periodical Cicadas from the Dog-Day Cicadas which emerge later in the summer (July through August) and have green markings. Each brood actually consists of up to three separate species which all emerge together. Each looks slightly different and the males of each species court their ladies with a different serenade. If a human takes the time to listen and try to sort out what seems to be cacophony, he or she can easily distinguish these three songs.
http://biology.clc.uc.edu/steincarter/cicadas.htm
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Re: ewww (bug related)

Postby mac5155 on Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:14 am

blackjack68 wrote:
mac5155 wrote:now see i have another conflicting report. i believe i was taught in 5th grade dragonflies were extinct.


There are still plenty of dragonflies.

However, flying dragons are extinct.


i dont know what i learned then.. but maybe just some species of dragonfly is extinct
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Re: ewww (bug related)

Postby Azkar on Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:33 am

I'll giva ya tree fiddy.
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Re: ewww (bug related)

Postby Physical_Graffiti on Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:34 am

Azkar wrote:I'll giva ya tree fiddy.

I gave 'em a dolla' last week. :lol:
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Re: ewww (bug related)

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:44 am

canaan wrote:Image

anybody know what kind of bug this is?


twc should know :pop:

also, that is def a half gobbled dragon fly
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Re: ewww (bug related)

Postby Azkar on Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:44 am

is TWC a bugologist?
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Re: ewww (bug related)

Postby RJW76 on Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:45 am

However, flying dragons are extinct.


And that upsets me
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Re: ewww (bug related)

Postby shafnutz05 on Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:49 am

My most hated bugs, by shafnutz05:

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But strangely enough, I will gladly try to catch a grasshopper, lightning bug, etc etc. It's funny how certain bugs look "cute" so you don't mind catching them or letting them crawl all over you.
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Re: ewww (bug related)

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:58 am

Azkar wrote:is TWC a bugologist?


no but saturday night i got a PM him from him with that bug asking what it was so i wanna see if i learned him somethign
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Re: ewww (bug related)

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:59 am

house centipede != bug.
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Re: ewww (bug related)

Postby canaan on Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:02 am

Letang Is The Truth wrote:house centipede != bug.

if you can 1. step on it and squish it, 2. not put a collar on it ...its a bug
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Re: ewww (bug related)

Postby Azkar on Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:03 am

Letang Is The Truth wrote:house centipede != bug.


what is it, then?
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Re: ewww (bug related)

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:09 am

shmenguin wrote:
mac5155 wrote:my pap always said they came around once every 17 years or something.. but they do seem to be bad this year as opposed to last. i remember one summer being terrified to go outside because of them, and they were bad in bedford Co. one year driving to NJ we could barely see out the windshield from them hitting the car.


they come out in huge masses every 17 years, but a few of them trickle out every summer. the bug you see flying around like an ahole is actually several years old. they live underground for almost their whole lives, until they crawl out of the ground and bust out of their shells...and get eaten by birds


there are several different broods, each with a different larval period. anywhere from 3-17 years so most years you will see some of them. its really bad when the big broods fall on the same year
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Re: ewww (bug related)

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:12 am

Azkar wrote:
Letang Is The Truth wrote:house centipede != bug.


what is it, then?


its a chilopod. the only 'true' bugs are hemipterans: aphids, shield bugs, stink bugs, assassin bugs, water boatmen, etc
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Re: ewww (bug related)

Postby Azkar on Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:30 am

Letang Is The Truth wrote:
Azkar wrote:
Letang Is The Truth wrote:house centipede != bug.


what is it, then?


its a chilopod. the only 'true' bugs are hemipterans: aphids, shield bugs, stink bugs, assassin bugs, water boatmen, etc


You lost me at Chilopod, then again at hemipterans.

All I know is that centipedes are good cockroach killers
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Re: ewww (bug related)

Postby shmenguin on Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:33 am

it's weird...with bugs i'm either not bothered at all or completely horrified. like house centipedes, praying mantises, cicadas and big cockroaches make me insane, but beetles, spiders (up to a certain size), stink bugs, earwigs, bees, etc. don't freak me out at all.
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Re: ewww (bug related)

Postby Azkar on Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:35 am

Ugh, I hate maggots.
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Re: ewww (bug related)

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:35 am

i think beetles are really neat
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Re: ewww (bug related)

Postby Ben Klingston on Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:05 pm

canaan wrote:i put a dime there to illustrate size.
ewww


That's what she said.
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Re: ewww (bug related)

Postby SolidSnake on Thu Aug 12, 2010 3:36 pm

Soff Pfft SOFF
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Re: ewww (bug related)

Postby blackjack68 on Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:25 pm

How bout this bad boy:
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Re: ewww (bug related)

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:26 pm

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Re: ewww (bug related)

Postby cma3585 on Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:31 pm

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Found one of these bad boys walking across my bathroom rug. It was probably about an inch long. I had never seen it before but damn did it freak me out.
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Re: ewww (bug related)

Postby blackjack68 on Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:32 pm

SolidSnake wrote:Soff Pfft SOFF


TWSS
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Re: ewww (bug related)

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:51 pm

cma3585 wrote:Image

Found one of these bad boys walking across my bathroom rug. It was probably about an inch long. I had never seen it before but damn did it freak me out.


house centipedes may be creepy looking but they are harmless to humans and very adept predators of other household pests
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