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    At least here it is, YMMV.

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    Does it climb the wall and fly at your eyes?

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    uh... you didn't touch it did you?
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    That ain't big....

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluedog225 View Post
    Does it climb the wall and fly at your eyes?
    Quote Originally Posted by Breakaway View Post
    uh... you didn't touch it did you?
    No and no.

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    Mine are that big but they are black. And they run really fast when they sense danger. There's nearly a dozen now stuck on glue boards in my kitchen.
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    Don't see many around here, but I'm curious, what happens if you touch them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ron ll View Post
    Don't see many around here, but I'm curious, what happens if you touch them?
    This is the first time I've seen one of these in my near 30 years on the island.

    Kevin will need to supply the details on handling them.

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    Anyone care to 'splain what it is?
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    It's not one, but looks much like the lightning bugs that twinkle in the trees here at night.

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    Leptinotarsa decemlineata ? Ten-striped spearman ? Eats potato plants ... Can cause famines. If it is one. It is bigger than Wikipedia says if the scale is imperial (they say up to 15 mm which would be 3/5 th of an inch). But that may be for Europe.
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    If it was black I would know it as a June Bug.

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    I think it's a tourist from Australia.
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    It is a June Bug , lots of them on Vancouver Island , they are harmless , you can pick them up . Raccoons like to dig up lawns looking for the big grubs to eat .
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    I used to live in the tropics, where these were just about everyday visitors in season. When they fly (and they don't fly very well) they sound like a B-24 coming in with one engine out. There are advantages to snow and ice.



    The big ones with horns mostly live in the lowlands, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Dryfoot View Post
    If it was black I would know it as a June Bug.
    Guess its their last day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Three Cedars View Post
    It is a June Bug , lots of them on Vancouver Island , they are harmless , you can pick them up . Raccoons like to dig up lawns looking for the big grubs to eat .
    First one I've seen here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Three Cedars View Post
    It is a June Bug , lots of them on Vancouver Island , they are harmless , you can pick them up . Raccoons like to dig up lawns looking for the big grubs to eat .
    Thanks. June bugs here are black. Guess this one was decorated in prep for the 4th! Oh wait - wrong county...
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    Don't see many around here, but I'm curious, what happens if you touch them?
    I don't know!

    I was just cracking wise.

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    Does it eat wood, living or dead? That would be my only concern other than any health issues, and beetles usually don't have the latter.
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    It's not a cockroach, there's that.
    So I suppose you could say it's the lesser of two weevils.....

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    We can send you a spider to take care of any of those if you like. Where I live every summer we get invaded by Christmas beetles. They hatch, mature, mate, strip all the new growth off my eucalypt trees, and then fly along the highway looking for a motorbike headlight to aim at to complete their life cycle. https://www.google.com/search?q=chri...g-ge8kPqD_XQBM JayInOz

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    i was reading that the drought in the american west would be accompanied by a plague of grasshoppers, and this morning, wouldn't you know it, grasshoppers everywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L.W. Baxter View Post
    i was reading that the drought in the american west would be accompanied by a plague of grasshoppers, and this morning, wouldn't you know it, grasshoppers everywhere.
    Gonna be a lot of work for the Shaolin monks amongst you guys.

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    whatever barn swallows manage to fledge should do alright

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    They make them big here in California...


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    And in France- the Bugatti Royale

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    Anyone know what these are called? Seem harmless, just kind of annoying.

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    Friends who served in Vietnam used to talk about the centipedes ---



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    Quote Originally Posted by ron ll View Post
    Anyone know what these are called? Seem harmless, just kind of annoying.

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    Some kind of crane fly. Around here they're mostly grey, but occasionally we see a big red/orange one called a Sam Sloan. Old Sam pointed one out to a feller I worked with when he was a very young man about seventy years ago, and told him that whenever you see a red one you could expect good rain within three days. I laughed when he told me about it, but so far it's never been wrong. JayInOz

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    I don't think size is important in a bug. We have bugs too small to see, but if they bite the itch is big. Bee stings, of course are not much fun.

    Most interesting experience I've had with a bug was when I was a boy and a lightening bug managed to fly in my ear and get stuck. It seemed like a bass drum in my ear, I guess flapping in an effort to get out. Parents got in touch with family doc, who had his office in his house.

    He got a huge syringe, filled it with warm water, stuck it in my ear, and squeeze the trigger. Bug floated out with the water.
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    we have stupid little bugs that fly straight into your eyeballs when you’re just standing around. Then you have bug parts to get out. Stupid little bugs.

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    those are govermit micro drones, leeg. they are working on not flying into eyeballs.

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    We call it a mosquito hawk.

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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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