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The Official Bug Identification Thread Starring Arch, Bugboy, and Fiendishrabbit

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  • FiendishrabbitFiendishrabbit Registered User regular
    edited October 2023
    Yes. They're terrrible flyers though
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  • FryFry Registered User regular
    Does that thing have two butts?!

  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    edited November 2023
    I thiiiink those are the beetle wing cover plates that would be covering the wings when they are stowed away. The actual butt is sort of curled in a U shape between the wings, a bit out of focus.

    If it had a distinctly pinched waist it's much more likely it was an ant or wasp than a beetle though.

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  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    edited November 2023
    what's this lil' guy
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    in ontario

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  • FiendishrabbitFiendishrabbit Registered User regular
    Short-winged Blister Beetle (Meloe angusticollis)

    No touchy. Like the name implies they're little bundles of warcrime and can spray a blistering agent.

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    -Antje Jackelén, Archbishop of the Church of Sweden
  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    ah, I should probably warn my friend lol, the second picture he sent me was of him picking up the leaf the beetle's on

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  • FiendishrabbitFiendishrabbit Registered User regular
    What blister beetle exposure looks like
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  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    damn, and these exist in ontario?

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  • FiendishrabbitFiendishrabbit Registered User regular
    damn, and these exist in ontario?

    Not that exact species, but as a family they're incredibly successful and can be found on every continent and in every climate except deep desert and artic. They all use the same Cantharidin poison in generous doses.

    "The western world sips from a poisonous cocktail: Polarisation, populism, protectionism and post-truth"
    -Antje Jackelén, Archbishop of the Church of Sweden
  • valhalla130valhalla130 13 Dark Shield Perceives the GodsRegistered User regular
    Here's one that was on my front door today. Western mid-Georgia, USA.

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  • ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    Stinkbug.

  • FiendishrabbitFiendishrabbit Registered User regular
    Elvenshae wrote: »
    Stinkbug.

    While the torso might make you think stinkbug, it's not. The legs and head means this is a leaf-footed bug, and I'm guessing it's the Giant leaf-footed bug (Acanthocephala declivis)
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  • valhalla130valhalla130 13 Dark Shield Perceives the GodsRegistered User regular
    Here's another one. I have never seen this before in my life. It barely looks like a real bug to me.
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  • valhalla130valhalla130 13 Dark Shield Perceives the GodsRegistered User regular
    I imagine it's some kind of larval form of something, but I have no idea what

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  • JedocJedoc In the scuppers with the staggers and jagsRegistered User regular
    Hilariously, unless it's some kind of mimic I don't know about, that Hellraiser prop is going to grow up to be a ladybug.

    Look at 'em go.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hb_f-abKZVo&t=17s

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  • RingoRingo He/Him a distinct lack of substanceRegistered User regular
    edited November 2023
    Looks like larva of the Asian Lady Beetle

    https://bugguide.net/node/view/770610/bgimage

    Also known as the Harlequin beetle or Halloween beetle in the southern USA
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harmonia_axyridis

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  • FiendishrabbitFiendishrabbit Registered User regular
    Ringo wrote: »
    Looks like larva of the Asian Lady Beetle

    https://bugguide.net/node/view/770610/bgimage

    Also known as the Harlequin beetle or Halloween beetle in the southern USA
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harmonia_axyridis

    Correct. That orange/red "square" is almost exclusive to the Asian Lady Beetle.
    However. The Larva of the Cream-streaked Ladybird looks very similar.
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    "The western world sips from a poisonous cocktail: Polarisation, populism, protectionism and post-truth"
    -Antje Jackelén, Archbishop of the Church of Sweden
  • see317see317 Registered User regular
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    So, not a bug, but I'm hoping this thread can help me identify a lizard.

    Parents sent me the photo, they live in Winterpark, Florida if that helps narrow it down.
    Tried to reverse GIS it, but there's too much of the shopvac for Google to not zero in on that.

  • davidsdurionsdavidsdurions Your Trusty Meatshield Panhandle NebraskaRegistered User regular
    My google-fu wants me to believe that it’s anolis sagrei https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_anole

    Maybe, or close?

  • see317see317 Registered User regular
    My google-fu wants me to believe that it’s anolis sagrei https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_anole

    Maybe, or close?

    Definitely looks like the one in the photo. But the other brown anoles they've seen are a lot smaller, don't have the ridge on their backs.
    I'm guessing this is an older specimen looking for some spring time romance, and the others are juveniles trying not to get eaten by hiding in the planter boxes.

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