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Giant Bugs

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posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 08:10 PM
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Here is a wood-boring fly from Panama, and I wonder what that is sticking out at the back? It doesn't look like a stinger. Can you image these things buzzing around the picnic table? Look at the detail of this thing, perfection in every way, color, design and function, wow!

photo by - artour_a
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posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 08:18 PM
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How about the Asian Giant Hornet



1 sting from one of these while not always fatal can kill a man.




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posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 08:24 PM
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Man those are intense, and I read a thread here on them some time ago.


1 sting from one of these while not always fatal can kill a man.

1 wasp can kill 40 bees and 40-50 people a year are killed also in Japan.


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posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 08:30 PM
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Ive always been freaked out about spiders and about a month ago i saw a huge on almost as high as this.






posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 08:34 PM
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Thats a Huntsman





posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 08:36 PM
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What ever it was i saw it was huge. It also only had 6 legs.
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posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 08:40 PM
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amazing =]

s+f for more threads like this



posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 08:47 PM
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I have question. When is the last time anyone here in the southern states seen a rolly polly? I used to play with them things when I was little but, I havn't seen a rolly polly for a very long time.



posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 09:14 PM
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Originally posted by PhoenixOD
How about a giant Orb Weaver.





Source..


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OMFG is it fragging a frakken bird?!



posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 10:06 PM
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OMFG is it fragging a frakken bird?!

Indeed, purdy surreal huh? Look out tweety!



posted on Jul, 3 2011 @ 12:56 AM
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Oh...my...God! Ok, I loved the huge moth and I even liked the big green bug, but those other things really freaked me out!!!



posted on Jul, 3 2011 @ 01:06 AM
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Wow!
What an awesome thread. S + F




posted on Jul, 3 2011 @ 01:07 AM
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Cool thread, thanks for posting.

I almost showed this to my kids but I didn't want to give them nightmares.

I'll probably have a few myself after looking at those pics.



posted on Jul, 3 2011 @ 01:24 AM
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Thanks for posting and to all the subsequent posts. This is the coolest thread I have seen on here so far. Aside from the "pill bug" and camel spider, some of that stuff is just crazy. I mostly cannot get over that snail, wow!



posted on Jul, 3 2011 @ 01:44 AM
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I actually saw one of those atlas moths outside my house last year. It was flying around the light pole at night and we thought is was a pink plastic bag at first, then we thought is was a bird, then it landed on the fence post. YIKES! Creeped me out even though it was just a moth. I tried to get it for a measure but it flew back up to the light pole. looked bigger than the one in the picture.

Apparently they are common here, but have diminished in number since the city has modernized.
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posted on Jul, 3 2011 @ 01:57 AM
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The best thing about it, is that compared with small insects, none of those strike me as particularly dangerous critters. I'm sure the beetles could infect me with some disease if they scratched me, but other than that, none of those seem dangerous and at best could give me a little pinch with their mouth pieces.

I bet a 20 foot South African earth worm could make mince meat out of my dead body, though.



posted on Jul, 3 2011 @ 02:26 AM
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Originally posted by speculativeoptimist



Check out the tip of it's wings. One side looks like a snake, the other like an eagle. Am I seeing things or is that a defense mechanism?

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posted on Jul, 3 2011 @ 02:42 AM
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The following pics are of a giant silk moth I found in my front yard a couple of weeks ago. Biggest one I have ever seen here (NW Washington)








I found this giant water bug while cleaning out my pool....never saw one even near this size before. Scared the heck out of me!!





posted on Jul, 3 2011 @ 07:59 AM
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This is a Fishing Spider I have caught these before the first time I saw one i thought it was a Wolf Spider took it to the museum to get it identified turns out its a Fishing Spider. The one I found Is slightly smaller than this one mine was about five and a half inches long.


Just to let you know Giant Water Bug is the name of that fishing bug I posted earlier.The insect Westcoast is holding is a water beetle. I'm not sure but could it be this one a Water Scavenger Bettle?




posted on Jul, 3 2011 @ 08:28 AM
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Originally posted by PhoenixOD


Some others include giant Pill Bug, aka 'roly poly'



Thats not a giant Pill Bug its a deep sea isopod





Either way they look tasty!!!

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