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Pictures of crawly things

Pictures of crawly things

Postby Tempo Gain » 11 May 2015, 00:09

There's a thread for butterflies and moths, and for snakes, but not for other stuff (that I could find), so here's one.

Conglomeration of box-elder bugs seen today. These bushes were full of them.

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Re: Pictures of crawly things

Postby Dr Jellyfish » 11 May 2015, 08:25

Thanks for posting this. I've been walking past these things for ages wondering what on earth they were!
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Re: Pictures of crawly things

Postby hannes » 11 May 2015, 09:08

Bug orgy... also known as borgy

This would be the place to post my cockroach portraits, right? :D
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Re: Pictures of crawly things

Postby hansioux » 11 May 2015, 09:54

the first time I saw those I was in Guam. It was at a cave by a secluded beach. I asked the Wildlife Refuge people there and she said she hadn't seem them before and had only began seeing them a few years ago. I went online and searched, and apparently it's a kind of soapberry bug, called Leptocoris augur (紅姬緣椿象). Leptocoris vicinus also looks very similar, but with a black rare.

In Taiwan they are a main stable of birds. They don't attack or cause diseases. They like to swarm tree saps. They are indigenous to Taiwan. Don't know if they got introduced to Guam recently...
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Re: Pictures of crawly things

Postby Nuit » 11 May 2015, 10:24

hannes wrote:Bug orgy... also known as borgy

This would be the place to post my cockroach portraits, right? :D


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Re: Pictures of crawly things

Postby Steve4nLanguage » 13 May 2015, 09:54

I'm an avid geocacher (if you don't know what that is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YTqitVK-Ts&list=PL939C3CBDC2F2F385) and often come eye-to-eye with creepy crawlies. Here are a couple I snapped photos of last week:

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