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#81069 Jul 2nd, 2007 at 12:10 PM
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I found this bug while outside hunting for squash bug eggs and adults and anything else I know I don't want in there. Can anyone tell me what it is and if it's friend or foe?

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I don't know but those wings are very pretty.


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Tina #81163 Jul 2nd, 2007 at 01:53 PM
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Me neither, but that must be a really nice camera. Such a nice clear close up!


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Thanks, Julianna, it cost enough, it sure had better be good!! lol I was about 2-3 feet away from my mystery bug when I took the picture.


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LandOfOz, I don't know what your bug is either, but wow, an awesome pic clapfor sure. Did you use macro setting? I think you should enter this one in a photo contest!

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It is a macro shot, Stephanie. I'm glad you like it. You really think it's that good? It's cropped down too. Thanks for the compliments, you guys are so sweet!


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Hermetia illucens?

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http://www.insecta.co.za/diptera/pages/mcr0294.htm

http://mushi.didi-oto.com/category.php?k=%E3%82%A2%E3%83%96


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papito #83987 Jul 7th, 2007 at 09:21 AM
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Thanks, Papito, that's it! I read that it's larvae is good for compost piles and for keeping down the maggot population. I'm all for that. Unfortunately they also destroy bee hives. I hope there are no hives near here and I have a compost pile for them if they need it. lol


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LandOfOz #84218 Jul 7th, 2007 at 05:19 PM
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Yeah Sarah, I really think it's that good! Enter it, let us know how you make out! Now we do have to watch out for contaminated food right regarding the larve of these soldier flies, yuck.


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