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yuckiest thign ever...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by razzleberry, Feb 7, 2006.

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  1. razzleberry

    razzleberry Elite Member

    i was just feeding dragons and this small bug almost went in my ear! disgusting.. any one know what it is?? it can fly..it almost looks like a weird grasshopper?

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    -Lex
     
  2. Manhirwen

    Manhirwen Elite Member

    Does it have a stinger? Where abouts are you located?
     
  3. razzleberry

    razzleberry Elite Member

    ummm i don't see one on it..i live in louisiana.
     
  4. Manhirwen

    Manhirwen Elite Member

    Does it look like this? [​IMG]

    If so then it's a Hover or Syrphid fly
     
  5. mshrmheadcharge

    mshrmheadcharge Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

    ew..that does look pretty nasty..and weird!
     
  6. razzleberry

    razzleberry Elite Member

    well..not really, it's wings are very long and close to the body.. it doesn't have big eyes..it's face is fuzzy.
    antenna (sp?) is much longer. dunno
     
  7. Moshpitrockchick

    Moshpitrockchick Subscribed User Premium Member

    Hmmm...where's Matt? He loves to play the identification game...
     
  8. furryscaly

    furryscaly Elite Member

    Its a wasp mimic beetle in the genus Clytus. I'll see if I can track down an exact species for you ;)
     
  9. John White

    John White Elite Member

    Actually, it's a Cylindrical Hardwood Borer (Neoclytus acuminatus).
     
  10. Rich

    Rich Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Hello,

    I am not an expert on bugs (I know nothing about them, lol) but I looked up both. Here are some pics:

    Matts idea:

    External Link to Images

    The first 3 images look similar.

    Johns idea:

    External Link to Image

    Could be this one too. lol
     
  11. John White

    John White Elite Member

  12. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    I do believe that John has nailed it!
    Good job!
     
  13. Lyn

    Lyn Elite Member

    Wow you guys are good.....and Matt...nice new avatar...lol...

    Funky bug...wouldntwant it near my ear. Lyn
     
  14. Dudeamis

    Dudeamis Elite Member

    Its definitly a wasp mimic, whether it bores or not is up for debate. I say new species, quick smash it!
     
  15. rbl

    rbl MacGyver in real life

    But is it safe to inhabit in Lex's ear? =)
     
  16. DarkMagician207

    DarkMagician207 Elite Member

    ew creepy. wouldn't want that thing anywhere near me. :p
     
  17. razzleberry

    razzleberry Elite Member

    god just to think it almost went in my ear...*goosebumbs* thanks
     
  18. furryscaly

    furryscaly Elite Member

  19. Dudeamis

    Dudeamis Elite Member

    I still call new species... from the moon. Wow I've been using too much spray paint today.
     
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