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post interesting pics, facts, or anything at all related to insects in this thread.

insects can be really interesting, from biology to morphology and even pest control, all can be discussed here.

list your favorite or least favorite insects or tell us a story about the time you were almost killed by a huge arachnid. (yeah, yeah, arachnids arent insects blah blah blah)

lets see how many people we can creep out with our awesome insect knowledge!
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#3
they can be beautiful too.

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#4
Creep people out with insect knowledge? How mature!!!
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#7
thought I could get away from all the bugs at home by going to a different country. nope, a rhino beetle just fell on my head and I dropped my phone as I ran away & probably cracked the screen

I like millipedes
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#8
I hate all bugs and insects. I like spiderbros though. They're ugly, but useful. The one bug I will never kill is a daddy long legs.

I've seen kids dismember daddy longlegs by picking off their legs one by one. It always disgusted me, and proved to me from a young age that almost every human is a sadistic ****.
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Quote by progdude93
I hate all bugs and insects. I like spiderbros though. They're ugly, but useful. The one bug I will never kill is a daddy long legs.

I've seen kids dismember daddy longlegs by picking off their legs one by one. It always disgusted me, and proved to me from a young age that almost every human is a sadistic ****.

I agree %100.
#12
Fireflies and lady bugs are pretty and rolly pollys are neat.

I know nothing of bugs
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Proof: I shoo'd a bee the other day and it was all "not cool bro whatever i'm outta here", I wouldn't dare shoo a wasp or hornet.

Yeah. I seriously hate wasps and hornets. It seems like anytime you notice they're in the area, they immediately buzz over to you. Honey bees mind their own business 95% of the time.
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Found this bastard in the garage about a month ago, I think it's a giant water bug. Anyway . . .

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#18
Since I've already seen a few people mentioning spiders here..

SPIDERS ARE NOT INSECTS


As for insects, Coleoptera > everything else
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#19
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Since I've already seen a few people mentioning spiders here..

SPIDERS ARE NOT INSECTS


Nobody gives a ****. You don't have to know the genus to be able to squash the shit out of it.
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Quote by progdude93
Nobody gives a ****. You don't have to know the genus to be able to squash the shit out of it.

Well apparently I give a fuck. You are more closely related to a frog than spiders are to insects.

Anyway, this is obviously the coolest little bugger in the world:
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#21
I've actually been looking into raising a colony of P. clavata at some point...

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#22
What does this have to do with guitars? But okay, here are some interesting "insect facts." Spiders paralyze flies caught in their webs and then inject them with this fluid, which turns their insides into mush. Then they come back in about an hour and "suck out all their insides." Nature can be really brutal, yuck.

Oh yeah, what about preying mantises? The female bites off the males' head after having sex with him. Sheeesh, and you thought that paying alimony was bad. I bet that preying mantis would prefer that to getting beheaded.

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#23
The reason wasps in the summer are so waspy and stuff (I have such a way with words) is because after eating too many overripe berries and stuff, it ferments in their stomachs. Basically, they're drunk.
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#24
Saw one of these in a shitty hotel I had to stay at a week or so ago



Made them change our room.
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#25
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What does this have to do with guitars?


What does anything have to do with guitars?
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#27
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The good thing about wasps is if you hit them with roach spray, they go down like a bitch.


The other good thing about wasps is that sometimes they lay their eggs in spiders and then the babies eat the spiders from the inside until the spider dies. That's precisely what these do:

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#28
lets just include the arthropods and arachnids for creepiness sake.
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#29
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Saw one of these in a shitty hotel I had to stay at a week or so ago



Made them change our room.

Those are actually really good, they eat pretty much everything else.

The only insects that really bother me are carpenter bees. They tear up things and hover in front of you. I shoot them.
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#30
found one of these in my yard a few days ago...


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also, the cicadas keep ****ing with me

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#31
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they can be beautiful too.

How long do those insects live?
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Well apparently I give a fuck. You are more closely related to a frog than spiders are to insects.

Anyway, this is obviously the coolest little bugger in the world:


There was this girl on our fieldwork when I was still studying Earth Sciences in the Bachelor, and she was afraid of the ladybug (lieveheersbeestje) I have no idea why.
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#32
Man, bugs are chill with me. Spiders used to freak me out, but I'm all good now. I mean if they push me I occasionally have to take drastic measures, but normally I just let them hang out and do their thing. If they get in my sight I just escort them out so they learn their lesson.

That's because of where I live though. If I lived in the jungle or Australia or something I'd hate them all. They are mostly harmless in my neck of the woods. Plus I'm used to getting stoned and having naps out in the woods. I like ladybugs & ants, ants especially because you can mess with them if they decide to crawl on you. Just keep moving your arms to create a never-ending platform that they'll keep running on trying to escape.
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Quote by Harvey Swick
found one of these in my yard a few days ago...


I just saw one of these. ****er was almost 7 inches long. It was pretty cool
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#34
Some sort of bee-related thing I saw in between the window and the screen that I let die and then took pictures of.





That is all.
#35
Posted this in the chat thread, although it seems more appropriate here.

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There was a huge hive of bees dug into the building at work. The insides of the walls must be lined with bees/ honey. We rang up someone to come and shift them because they keep coming inside, bees are endangered so you can't just kill them unless theres no other choice.

Usually they come in with a bee hoover or some shit, and just hoover most of them out, including the queen. Apparently they are dug into the building too deep, so they have to be killed . Poor bees . They have started swarming and shit since they got sprayed, they don't seem best pleased . I was hoping she could move them as they are pretty harmless when they aren't swarming.

All that honey in the hive, there must be LOADS of it. There's a few years worth of honey in there. It's been sprayed with bee poison though, so it's not edible. It's just going to rot away.


I don't like most insects, they properly creep me out. Honeybees/ bumblebees are pretty cool though.
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#36
Quote by Neo Evil11
How long do those insects live?


fireflys can live up to 2 months in the wild
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#37
Found this dead in the bathroom floor, so I took a picture. lol
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#38
did you figure out what it was Skynyrd?
also everyone should post spider pictures. my friend is here and he is really scared of them
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#39
Quote by WCPhils
I just saw one of these. ****er was almost 7 inches long. It was pretty cool

Luna moths are cool, yo.

They're all over the place here. Moths are probably my favorite in general, along with bumblebees. The most chill of all the bugs, those two.

I remember once I was sitting on my porch smoking and a big old brown moth decided he was gonna sit on my leg and max and relax with me. He stuck around for a good 10 minutes.
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#40
Quote by Harvey Swick
did you figure out what it was Skynyrd?
also everyone should post spider pictures. my friend is here and he is really scared of them

Yeah, apparently it's a froghopper, also known as a spittlebug.

Taken from Wikipedia:
"Adult froghoppers jump from plant to plant; some species can jump up to 70 cm vertically: a more impressive performance relative to body weight than fleas. The froghopper can accelerate at 4,000 m/s2 over 2mm as it jumps (experiencing over 400 gs of acceleration)."

Kinda neat. No idea why I've seen 3 or 4 in my damn bathroom, though.
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