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Old Jun 15, 2010, 4:29 PM   #1
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Perusing shots from the last week I came across these strange insects : The first one looks like a moth of some sort - great camouflage ! The second I have no idea !


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Don't know about the first one Kev, very interesting though!
The last one looks a lot like the green ones we have here.
Not sure of the proper name, we call them stink bugs!


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Old Jun 15, 2010, 10:55 PM   #4
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They do look very similar don't they ? Need to find out what they are now !
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Not sure of the proper name, we call them stink bugs!
They are stink bugs, GW! That's what they are and that's what they do. They produce strong smelling aromatic compounds that can repel predators. More properly, they are pentastomid bugs, but stink bugs will do just fine.
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That first one is bizarre, are those large twisty things it's legs? from the antennae it must be lying face first on the leaf with it's bum in the air
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Yes Ash. Those strange hairy things are it's appendages and it seemed to have it's mouth stuck to the leaf !
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Thanks for the identification of the Stink Bug (and official name) GW & Penolta !
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could the first pic be some kind of fungus growing out of the moth? or are you sure it was alive?
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could the first pic be some kind of fungus growing out of the moth? or are you sure it was alive?
Didn't look like fungus Jason - it was a regular form on all appendages. Definitely alive - it flew away !
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