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I need help i.d a insect..i will catch one and take a pic if it help's.

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posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 08:25 PM
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Well it's summer time for the last month ive seen these insect's.

i will try to describe them.
I mentioned it in a post a min ago.then id dawned on me wtf is those bugg's...

there small smaller than the tip of ya pinky finger about half the size.

And it has a clear sun visor over it's face.lol yes for real.

it is sorta round but not all the way round.

and it has the prettiest dang hologram on it's back.
green and yellow and red.

oh and if ya catch on as my little girl did.
it died.
and the hologram fade's away after death.

and there sorta flat..not chubby.

But i can't find one picture of these bugg's anywhere to find out what they are.

they all over kentucky especially the last few year's.




posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 08:49 PM
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A picture would be very helpful.


So was its body like a beetle or what?

EDIT to add: Here is a link to a University of Kentucky Entomology Department site that should be very helpful, it has the bugs in the KY area.

www.uky.edu...

I will still look though.


[edit on 8/10/2009 by jkrog08]



posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 08:52 PM
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Uni of Kentucky Insect guide

Did you visit this site? If you find your insect report back, please. I am curious.

Edit to say: Once my post cleared the above post was there with the same link. Sorry.

[edit on 10-8-2009 by tamusan]



posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 09:00 PM
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Sounds like an Aphid, in a way, but I am not sure.



APHIDS


These winged or wingless, pear-shaped insects are usually less than 3 mm long and feed in colonies. They are basically green, yellow, or pink and have a pair of appendages on the abdomen known as cornicles. The extent of damage caused by these aphids varies, but nearly all aphids cause some discoloration or mottling of the foliage.
Pest of Small Grains

Did it look like that?



posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 09:02 PM
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nope it isnt in there anywhere.

i would rekon a beetle is what it is.
it has a hard shell.
i didnt count it's leg's.
and i know they fly.

i will search tomorrow outside and catch one.

but the hologram make's you think it's a robot or something at first.
cause it's on a bug.

there real small too.

Btw they fall in my pool all the time also if that help's.
i rescue em lol
cause they so cool looking.

so hopefully wont be to hard grabbing one.

right when the blackberry's got ripe..there was thousand of em too.
might be what they eating idk...
i never seen em eating anything just a guess.



posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 09:09 PM
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No not really.

they are small like those dude's but ya never see these in group's..maybe 1 at a time.
unless in my pool dead or dying.

and there sorta flat like.
hard shell with a clear mask..picture a welder's helm.
img.alibaba.com...



posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 09:11 PM
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Is this it???

It is called the "Dogbane beattle"...


Courtesy:pestcontrolcanada.com...



posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 09:12 PM
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Damn, you beat me to it..lol.. I was going to post that one JUST NOW..lol
Nice job. But is that what it is?

[edit on Aug 10th 2009 by TheMythLives]



posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 09:30 PM
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i found a picture after 4 hours of hurting my eye's.

this is them.
eccpt our's in kentucky have red. and the colors it has.

bugguide.net...


and the hologram is dead in middle of it's back.
But it's definitely this bug..just has a hologram effect on it's back.

see it's grinders mask over its face?

[edit on 10-8-2009 by TheAmused]



posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 09:34 PM
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I had those! They were destructive but so beautiful I never tried to get rid of them. So irridescent.



posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 09:45 PM
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can see the hologram effect on this pic better.



posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 09:50 PM
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see that green.
that red black yellow in middle of its back.

make's a symbol sorta.
well at leas ti know it isnt a alien bug from mars now lol



posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 09:53 PM
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How cool!!! I've actually never seen those around here! I'm going to go out and look for them tomorrow, lol! I haven't seen them in our pool, but I guess they could be getting sucked in by the filter. Have you noticed that they're on anything else besides blackberries? All the blackberries around me are dried up and dead. I wanna see one!!!



posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 10:57 PM
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lol that is too funny, that thing does look like it has a sun visor on its head. I have never seen anything like that here in michigan.



posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 11:02 PM
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Originally posted by gemineye
reply to post by TheAmused
 


How cool!!! I've actually never seen those around here! I'm going to go out and look for them tomorrow, lol! I haven't seen them in our pool, but I guess they could be getting sucked in by the filter. Have you noticed that they're on anything else besides blackberries? All the blackberries around me are dried up and dead. I wanna see one!!!


there small this will give u a size range.


i think they drink alot and fall in at the pool.
i got no idea what they eat...
Just i saw them the most right at black berry season.

they small small.
but light hits em just right you will see it's hologram on its back.



posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 11:03 PM
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Originally posted by vip867
lol that is too funny, that thing does look like it has a sun visor on its head. I have never seen anything like that here in michigan.


it's head turns left right up down inside that visor too.

even turns its head sideways if ya stare at it.

they cool for sure. lol



posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 11:05 PM
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looks sort of like a variety of shield bug... they destroy our lilacs and often just the lilacs... they move slow and fall into pools all the time... here they are not as irridescent though just green and black and such still pretty though



posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 11:10 PM
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Was it a glass beetle?



posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 11:25 PM
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Like the 8 consecutive posts before yours stated it turned out to be a Tortoise Beetle. They are awesome little beetles compared to Japanese Beetles and look amazing up close. I tried figuring out what they were a while back but gave up, you saved me some time. Thank you.



posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 11:35 PM
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For those who can find this bug, I would put it on E-bay and have a friend translate the sales price to Japanese and ask for 150.00 dollars each plus shipping. You will be surprised what they will buy.The Japanese are fasenated by strange things. KMG



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