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MissConstrue
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22 Feb 2009, 11:24 pm

I was just thinking this as my place is being invaded by Chinese beetles. My dad wants to get rid of them but I don't...there's just something that's always fascinated me about them.

Anyway, I've had other obsessions with bugs that I get sensative about or almost see as goodluck even though I don't really believe that stuff. Plus we don't seem to have many posts dedicated to them.

So I'll start....

Ladybugs and Chinese beetles...I don't know what it is about them..

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Dragonflies...it's especially awesome to watch as they fly around mating...

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Butterflies in all varieties...love those colors and designs naturally painted upon their wings....

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Dogbane beetles...I mean look at them. Iridescent and shimmering.

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And then there's lightening bugs...I use to get a kick out of watching them at night.

Anyway I don't want to hog the thread so Your Turn!!


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22 Feb 2009, 11:36 pm

Ah, interesting idea for an appreciation thread. So are so many cool bugs out there. :chin:

Here's one of my favorites.

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22 Feb 2009, 11:39 pm

^You beat me to it SF. 8) They are all cool though. Now I have to think of one..... :chin:


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22 Feb 2009, 11:41 pm

^Well don't be shy...they're EVERYWHERE including your cabinets and walls!! :twisted:


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22 Feb 2009, 11:42 pm

We get hundreds, maybe thousands of ladybugs periodically here. They can be all over our windows inside and out. Stinker just loves them. :twisted:


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22 Feb 2009, 11:46 pm

:lol:

I could just see that!

Yes my cats have knocked down practically everything to just to get to them. I didn't know why at first until I saw the infestation!! !

It almost looked like this...

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I just don't have the heart to kill them..... :(


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22 Feb 2009, 11:47 pm

The Camel Spider, these things are nasty. :eew:
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22 Feb 2009, 11:48 pm

OMG, it looks like it's part crab part spider!! !


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22 Feb 2009, 11:48 pm

^^ :eew:

I try to save as many as I can from the merciless Stinker. Being a cat, he likes to toy with them before he kills them and then he doesn't always eat them. :?


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22 Feb 2009, 11:50 pm

I suspect they're not that delectable given their crunchy exterior.


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22 Feb 2009, 11:53 pm

I imagine their interior might be delicious, not that I know..... :oops:

His favorite bug is the house fly. He always eats them. He even tries to charm them by making some kind of funny meow sound. It's really funny to watch him do that. :lol:


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22 Feb 2009, 11:53 pm

MissConstrue wrote:
OMG, it looks like it's part crab part spider!! !




You're actually pretty close. 8) It's not really a spider. It's more of a cross between a spider and a scorpion. They're huge too, I've read about troops in Iraq seeing them at 6" plus. 8O


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23 Feb 2009, 12:06 am

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23 Feb 2009, 12:15 am

I love bugs! (one of my obsessions :lol:) Unfortunately I don't have any pictures to show right now, but my favorite bugs are mantis, dragonfly, ant, butterfly, ladybug and rhinoceros beetle. There are a lot more I like but those are my main favorites. One of the reason I love camping is being able to see so many cool bugs!



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23 Feb 2009, 7:16 pm

I like big bugs I can not lie
you other entymologist may deny
But when a creep crawly wiggles it's abdom in your face
Your net gets sprung


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