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The COOL-ass bug thread

Re: The COOL-ass bug thread

Postby Icon » 22 Dec 2014, 13:37

lostinasia wrote:
hansioux wrote:I think I've developed arachnophobia after reading the last few posts....

It was certainly not the right thread to be reading as I was eating my muesli this morning. Suddenly the texture of the little bits of fruit and nuts became far more suspect. "Oh no, what's the squishy piece I just bit into?! Why was I reading the screen and not carefully inspecting each spoonful?!"


If it comes from a box in your home, you do not have to be so untrusting. I have found more crunchy "additional protein" as we call it in Spanish in any bientang.

Which reminds me that roaches here at work have the tendency to pull swan dives into my coffee... I must be alert, otherwise down the cake hole they go. Which is really hard when I am just barely awake to sip my first cup of coffee.
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Re: The COOL-ass bug thread

Postby Icon » 21 Sep 2015, 14:50

Icon wrote:Finally found a chart that depicts my feelings about the beings depicted on this thread, particular, spiders:

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So, I am doing a deep cleaning of my kitchen and other areas where bugs may find themselves at home in my home. My discoveries about the fauna with whom I share my abode:

* At least 6 different kinds of spiders, basically, the first row, nothing bigger than a morsel.
*At least 3 different color/shape of roaches, couple of albinos BTW
*Two kinds of geckos: one small and grey, one large and yellow

The spiders in particular love my Spanish cast iron and glass chandeliers, which are a nightmare to clean -but, oh, so pretty. This is appropriate in that context:

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Re: The COOL-ass bug thread

Postby hansioux » 17 Jul 2016, 17:36

some bugs from Pongso no Tao

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Phasmotaenia lanyuhensis (筒胸竹節蟲, barrel chested walking sticks)

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Helicostyla okadai Kuroda (光澤蝸牛, luminous snail)

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Pachyrhynchus tobafolius (小圓斑球背象鼻蟲, small polka dots ball-backed Weevil)
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Re: The COOL-ass bug thread

Postby headhonchoII » 17 Jul 2016, 19:10

That's the endangered giant stick insect from Taidong right?
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Re: The COOL-ass bug thread

Postby hansioux » 17 Jul 2016, 21:35

headhonchoII wrote:That's the endangered giant stick insect from Taidong right?


yeah, the one we found was tiny though
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Re: The COOL-ass bug thread

Postby thesublimenakedfairy » 20 Jul 2016, 10:53

some bugs from the weekend:
a fly:
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a hummingbird moth:
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a blue bumble bee
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an Asian giant hornet with a huntsman spider
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a native Japanese tamamushi beetle
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a pretty bug:
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Re: The COOL-ass bug thread

Postby hansioux » 20 Jul 2016, 11:22

wow, where did you find these cool bugs?
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Re: The COOL-ass bug thread

Postby thesublimenakedfairy » 20 Jul 2016, 16:17

hansioux wrote:wow, where did you find these cool bugs?


I have a place in Beipu in the countryside, next to the river. It's teeming with all kinds of creepy crawlies, birds, butterflies, dragonflies, spiders, snakes and what not. Love the place. It is amazing how much life there is if you slow down, look and and enjoy.
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