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#39279 June 19th, 2005 at 02:41 AM
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Anybody have any idea what this is? I have found it on all of my veggies! If I didn't know any better I'd say it was an alien species taking over the world one garden at a time!
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Sorry it's not the best pic in the world but it was the best out of a dozen.

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#39280 June 19th, 2005 at 04:12 AM
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Gmom, I have the weirdest bugs too. I tried finding yours (google), to no avail. It's freaky-cool looking! LOL! My first thought when I see a weird bug is 'hmm, friend or foe?' I hope someone comes along who can identify your little flying alien. Those are wings, right?

#39281 June 19th, 2005 at 02:46 PM
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From what I can make out in the picture it looks almost like an Assassin Bug.. Eats other bugs, all sorts of other bugs. It injects a venom into it's prey like a spider and as the prey bugs insides begin to dissolve it sucks it out. Good bug, but it can bite people too, careful.......

Here is a picture of one.....
http://entweb.clemson.edu/cuentres/cesheets/benefici/ce169.htm

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#39282 June 19th, 2005 at 06:26 PM
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The coloring is similar but it's body is shaped more like an ant and it doesn't have wings. It is NOT a friendly bug grinnnn

#39283 June 19th, 2005 at 07:41 PM
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Hopefully these pics are better

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#39284 June 19th, 2005 at 10:20 PM
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I"ll call the Buglady, she's gotta know..

That's a wierd lookin' bug!!!

#39285 June 19th, 2005 at 10:47 PM
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Thanks thumbup

I could definately have some nightmares about this critter!

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#39286 June 20th, 2005 at 12:54 AM
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Uhhh...did you look on that freaky potato bug site that was posted here somewhere a few months ago?
Some of those suckers looked rather alienish. sca

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#39287 June 20th, 2005 at 02:42 AM
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I'm gonna guess it's a Leaffooted Bug Nymph. Easily mistaken for an Assassin Bug.

http://insects.tamu.edu/images/insects/hemiptera/leptoglossus_nymph_04.jpg
The adults look much different...
http://insects.tamu.edu/fieldguide/aimg65.html

This is not a good bug.....


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#39288 June 20th, 2005 at 06:08 PM
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THATS IT! Thanks squints thumbup

Now I got to find a way to get rid of them. I've been using a "hot pepper,soapywater" concoction and it's not working that well. Anybody have any ideas?

G-Mom grinnnn


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