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#39439 July 10th, 2005 at 09:30 AM
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#39440 July 10th, 2005 at 09:58 AM
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EWWWWWWWWWW! Egads! How big was it?! If it's rat-sized, I'd suggest relocating immediately laugh

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Meg....that is really creepy looking!! This is a case for buglady.....

Oh Buglady, where are you??????

#39442 July 10th, 2005 at 11:41 AM
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How big is it really Meg?
Should put a penny or something to
identify size.....
Did you save the bug?
Or is it still running around your house,
as we speak???? wink laugh

#39443 July 10th, 2005 at 11:53 AM
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Weezie, it was on the front porch, and I didn't think to grab anything to put next to it for size.. but it was probably close to the size of a penny. Skinnier than a penny, but lengthwise, it coulda been close to that big. I didn't do anything with it, except take the picture. I didn't want to kill it, just in case it was actutally a good guy. I didn't realize it had those pinching looking jaws or whatever they are, until I was looking at the closeups I took of it.

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#39444 July 10th, 2005 at 11:59 AM
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I have something like that that's in my
compost pile every so often, but they
just scamper away...
I have never see one chomping on anything,
but I am not 100% sure...

I wonder if Loz PM'd the Suzanne???
I'll have to go ask???? Duh

#39445 July 10th, 2005 at 12:02 PM
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and I didn't think to grab anything to put next to it for size..
and wha'ts wrong with you p for future shotz will ya ? wink laugh
*Peaks out from behind computer chair,
makin' sure coast is clear*

#39446 July 10th, 2005 at 12:08 PM
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LOL Weezie!! Ya know, I likely had some change laying around on the table near the camera when I grabbed it.. I just didn't think to put it down. Buggy was on the move, & I didn't want to get *that close* to it! laugh

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Here's a picture of the only beetle I
could think of...
Big-headed Ground Beetle
or this one,
Big-headed Ground Beetles

Does it look the same?

#39448 July 10th, 2005 at 06:43 PM
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Hey Weezie, those links were great! I think it very well coulda been the bigheaded ground beetle. Glad I didn't squish it, it's considered beneficial, eating bad guy bugs. But, it also says, not to handle them, they can really pinch with thier mandibles, and emit a noxious odor for a defense.

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#39449 July 11th, 2005 at 11:30 PM
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She's right. It is a ground beetle. And, they are friends.

#39450 July 12th, 2005 at 04:48 AM
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Hi to all Gardening Gods

I am pretty new to gardening, but already I have had a run in with the Black Vine Weevil, but if I found that thing in my garden I would never leave the house again! LOL

UK here, nothing that nasty smile

#39451 July 12th, 2005 at 05:05 AM
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Hey Atreus.
It's a good bug, but not nearly
the size it betray's......

If you put a penny down next to it,
the penny would be bigger and wider...

so, it's an okay bug...
I see them alot here, more scared of us
than we are of them... and they do good stuff
in the garden, and don't harm what we're growin'...

Glad to have you here.!!
We have several members from your area...

#39452 July 24th, 2005 at 06:17 AM
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Are you sure thats not a mole cricket? It sure is ugly. Good thing its small

#39453 July 24th, 2005 at 08:33 AM
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Are you sure thats not a mole cricket?
I took a peak, the body, or end part didn't
quite look the same in the pictures.... Duh


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