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Re: Monthly Avatar Theme For June: June Bugs!

Post  Turan on 6/3/2012, 12:59 am


Images by Eric Coombs, Oregon Department of Agriculture.

This is Larinus obtusus, a weevil whose larvae eat the seeds of knapweed an obnoxious weed of our pastures.

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Re: Monthly Avatar Theme For June: June Bugs!

Post  rjeverett on 6/3/2012, 10:19 pm

Mine is one of my many little spider friends that love to web between the tomato cages. Nothing better than going out in the morning and seeing what little pests they've taken care of for me while I was sleeping!
Now if only I could get one to weave up a nice little "That's some tomato" in her web, I would be the talk of the town! Laughing
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Lightning Bugs!

Post  annamagpie on 6/3/2012, 10:22 pm

I only rarely see these in western South Dakota but remember them fondly, growing up in Maryland. Such magical creatures!
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Re: Monthly Avatar Theme For June: June Bugs!

Post  cheyannarach on 6/3/2012, 11:12 pm

We saw a bunch of lightning bugs in Missouri and I was determined to catch one, fail, lol. Very cool bugs!
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Re: Monthly Avatar Theme For June: June Bugs!

Post  llama momma on 6/4/2012, 11:25 am

I really don't like bugs at all, but I do love this beetle! Had one just like it in the same color back in the 70's.
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Re: Monthly Avatar Theme For June: June Bugs!

Post  jillintx on 6/4/2012, 11:59 am

I'm afraid I have to go with a tarantula right now. We're having a bad time with scorpions, and these guys eat scorpions and don't attack us. Sounds like a win-win to me!
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Re: Monthly Avatar Theme For June: June Bugs!

Post  SwampCatNana on 6/4/2012, 12:25 pm

@Daniel9999 wrote:

My personal favorite...Spiny Flower Mantis.

THAT whole thing is a bug? pale How big do they get?
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Re: Monthly Avatar Theme For June: June Bugs!

Post  llama momma on 6/4/2012, 1:42 pm

I don't like All these creepy bugs !
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Re: Monthly Avatar Theme For June: June Bugs!

Post  Goosegirl on 6/4/2012, 2:03 pm

@llama momma wrote:I don't like All these creepy bugs !

LOVE your June Bug, Llama!

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Re: Monthly Avatar Theme For June: June Bugs!

Post  llama momma on 6/4/2012, 2:05 pm

Thanks. Back at you!
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Re: Monthly Avatar Theme For June: June Bugs!

Post  darci.strutt on 6/4/2012, 9:55 pm

It will be a while before the zinnia bloom yet but my June "bug" is a butterfly dining on a Zowie Zinnia (from last August). I'm dreaming of flowers...
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Re: Monthly Avatar Theme For June: June Bugs!

Post  Daniel9999 on 6/4/2012, 10:30 pm

@SwampCatNana wrote:
@Daniel9999 wrote:

My personal favorite...Spiny Flower Mantis.

THAT whole thing is a bug? pale How big do they get?
Lee

Normal Mantis size..this vid should give you an idea of scale.

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Re: Monthly Avatar Theme For June: June Bugs!

Post  SwampCatNana on 6/5/2012, 9:18 am

Daniel - love the "big eyes" camouflage! They are beautiful but still scary looking.
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Re: Monthly Avatar Theme For June: June Bugs!

Post  Goosegirl on 6/8/2012, 7:05 am

Okay, finally found one I really like: The Devil's Flower Mantis



A 'Good Guy' as all mantises are.

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Re: Monthly Avatar Theme For June: June Bugs!

Post  llama momma on 6/8/2012, 8:26 am

O M G
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that is a nigh mare quality bug

affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid
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Re: Monthly Avatar Theme For June: June Bugs!

Post  hopeless151 on 6/8/2012, 10:58 am

I found this eating my potatoes.... I think he and his two friends were lost. Aren't they suppose to eat tomatoes???
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Re: Monthly Avatar Theme For June: June Bugs!

Post  cheyannarach on 6/8/2012, 11:17 am

I don't know if this was a good idea or not but I bought a mantis eggs at a local nursery, the curiosity got the best of me. The lady told me they leave in the fall before the weather turns bad and there is supposed to be 300 in the little cocoon. If it really works I am not so sure about running into them in the garden but I thought the kids would have a hay day because they are obsessed with bugs. I might even let them keep one or two if they don't freak me out too bad. Any thoughts?
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Post  hopeless151 on 6/8/2012, 11:27 am

When we were young, my brother had a pet mantis in a jar but she died and he never threw it out. Some time later my Mom was doing dishes and noticed lots of little green bugs. We didn't know the mantis had laid eggs. We checked the jar and hundreds of babies were crawling out the air holes of the lid and they were all over our house!!!
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Post  cheyannarach on 6/8/2012, 11:44 am

I am afraid something like this might happen here, lol.
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Re: Monthly Avatar Theme For June: June Bugs!

Post  AvaDGardner on 6/8/2012, 3:48 pm

@jillintx wrote:I'm afraid I have to go with a tarantula right now. We're having a bad time with scorpions, and these guys eat scorpions and don't attack us. Sounds like a win-win to me!

I'm with you! Mine isn't a bug either, but was bugging me. Can you imagine how it looked when it swung in front of my eyes?

It was like a scene out of Arachnaphobia!

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Re: Monthly Avatar Theme For June: June Bugs!

Post  jillintx on 6/8/2012, 5:42 pm

Is that a black widow? They are so sneaky, and that one is way too close for comfort!
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Re: Monthly Avatar Theme For June: June Bugs!

Post  CapeCoddess on 6/8/2012, 5:53 pm

I'm with you, Llama...this thread is giving me nightmares. Last nite I dreamed about owls, which was fine, but I know it was coz of that eyeball mantis!
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Post  Goosegirl on 6/8/2012, 10:02 pm

@llama momma wrote:O M G
!!!!
that is a nigh mare quality bug

affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid

It is actually a GIANT Devil's Flower Mantis - females can get up to 5 inches tall. There is another Devil's Flower Mantis that is a bit smaller. Personally, I go for the GIANT!

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Post  llama momma on 6/9/2012, 2:30 am

@CapeCoddess wrote:I'm with you, Llama...this thread is giving me nightmares. Last nite I dreamed about owls, which was fine, but I know it was coz of that eyeball mantis!

Yes, that one is remarkable! Shocked
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June bug...

Post  mmathedrader on 6/14/2012, 2:41 pm

Unobservant me... this is the first bug I actually catch in my garden, and that was this last weekend. Going to have to keep an eye out for an invasion.
This caterpillar was on my fennel... wrecked the portion it was lying on!

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