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Posted: 8/6/2002 8:39:44 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/6/2002 8:42:49 PM EST
Sounds like a Mexican beatle , like a cousin of the Japaneese beatle .
Link Posted: 8/6/2002 8:44:27 PM EST
Are they making crop circles in your grass, too?
Link Posted: 8/6/2002 8:54:48 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/6/2002 8:56:48 PM EST by MadMatt]
Sounds sorta like a very small fig beetle. [url]www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/C/I-CO-COMU-AD.001.html [/url]
Link Posted: 8/6/2002 9:03:40 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/6/2002 9:17:57 PM EST
She may like a baby one, but wait till it grows up. Those things can get huge. Get her a parakeet, about the same size and much less disgusting!
Link Posted: 8/6/2002 9:21:06 PM EST
Dead bugs grow up? Fascinating.
Link Posted: 8/6/2002 9:24:54 PM EST
Give MUFON a buzz! [url]http://www.mufon.com/[/url]
Link Posted: 8/6/2002 9:29:40 PM EST
Originally Posted By Green_Furniture: Dead bugs grow up? Fascinating.
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I was speaking of fig beetles in general, not this particular deceased one. But, I wouldn't turn my back on it until I was really sure it was dead.[:)]
Link Posted: 8/6/2002 9:53:56 PM EST
We call them june bugs around here. Take a thread and tie it to a leg. That thing will fly in circles for a long time. Only bad thing is that they secrete some funky smelling oil and it will make your hands be all weird smelling.
Link Posted: 8/6/2002 10:02:37 PM EST
Originally Posted By chavr: We call them june bugs around here. Take a thread and tie it to a leg. That thing will fly in circles for a long time. Only bad thing is that they secrete some funky smelling oil and it will make your hands be all weird smelling.
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Damn right, thats a June Bug, and yes I've tied many a thread to their legs, brings back memories...[:D]
Link Posted: 8/6/2002 11:56:39 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/7/2002 2:12:02 AM EST
[b]HEY![/b]
Link Posted: 8/7/2002 3:35:22 AM EST
many japanese collect them... and if you let her have it, maybe it will lead to some new interests for her. and if she gets bored of it, you can sell it on ebay. either way your daughter sounds like a winner. not afraid of bugs. probably not araid to get dirty. should grow up to be a fine shooter.
Link Posted: 8/7/2002 4:27:49 AM EST
Be Glad it wasn't a Snakehead fish
Link Posted: 8/7/2002 4:37:29 AM EST
jam a pin through it and put it in a shadow box for her, then she gets her pet bug and you make sure it's dead. a win-win situation! Crash.
Link Posted: 8/7/2002 4:43:53 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/7/2002 4:45:19 AM EST by California_Kid]
Originally Posted By MadMatt: Sounds sorta like a very small fig beetle. [url]www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/C/I-CO-COMU-AD.001.html [/url]
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Those are common in the summer here in San Diego. My cats bring them in the house and play with them until they stop flying. Around here people refer to those as "peach beetles". (Note that in the photo the beetle is on a peach.)
Link Posted: 8/7/2002 5:22:27 AM EST
Originally Posted By sniper1az: Sounds like a Mexican beatle , like a cousin of the Japaneese beatle .
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Sounds like a disssstant cousin to me[:D]
Link Posted: 8/7/2002 5:25:13 AM EST
Originally Posted By Green_Furniture: Dead bugs grow up? Fascinating.
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"It's like nothing we've seen before" [img]http://www.cwi.nl/ftp/spock.gif[/img] Shok
Link Posted: 8/7/2002 5:29:45 AM EST
I remember them being very common here in TN when I was a kid. I have not seen one here in a longtime. My father always called them June bugs.
Link Posted: 8/7/2002 8:01:05 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/7/2002 8:23:37 AM EST
Big_Bear - Nah! It's just a screen name. My nickname is Kip, however.
Link Posted: 8/7/2002 9:06:47 AM EST
Hmmm...this is quite troubling. All of my existing alien invasion repulsion plans are based on having to fight off 3 to 5 feet tall humanoids with large, easily targeted heads. I was not planning to have to repel hordes of 2 inch insect-like creatures. Maybe a pair of oversized tennis rackets would do the trick?
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