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Old Jun 21, 2009, 1:25 PM   #1
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Default What the heck bug is this?!

I didnt even notice that it had impaled another bug until I got home and looked at it on the big screen.

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Old Jun 21, 2009, 3:42 PM   #2
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It is a nymph of a large assassin bug, probably a Wheel Bug. The adults are known to deliver a painful bite, so be careful when they are around.
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Old Jun 21, 2009, 4:27 PM   #3
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Thank you! I know better than to touch anything with a bright orange tail like that!
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Old Jun 22, 2009, 10:14 AM   #4
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When I saw that I immediately started thinking about how it’s a good thing bugs are usually very tiny. I mean imagine if most bugs were a foot long.

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Old Jun 22, 2009, 11:01 AM   #5
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When I saw that I immediately started thinking about how itís a good thing bugs are usually very tiny. I mean imagine if most bugs were a foot long.
Once upon a time there were a lot, but there are not many that large left now. This one will grow to as much as 3.6 cm (nearly 1 1/2 inches) - big enough to deliver a nasty bite.
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Old Jun 24, 2009, 9:19 AM   #6
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Pretty little fellow. Enlarged it would make a nice science fiction monster.
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