Calling all Entomologists (Name this bug)

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by todd2000, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. todd2000 macrumors 68000

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    So Im sitting here at my Computer, and I see something out of the corner of my eye. I had a visitor. So like any good geek, I took his picture. :) Never seen anything like him before, any thoughts on what he might be?

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  2. Mr. lax macrumors 6502

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    It's an insect. Don't call them bugs. (Sorry it's a pet peeve)
     
  3. dmr727 macrumors G3

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    Friggin' bug nazi! ;)
     
  4. Mr. lax macrumors 6502

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    My dad did it to me when i was younger, blame him.

    P.S thanks for changing the title
     
  5. Lau Guest

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    Well, after this had sat unsolved for several days, curiosity got the better of me, and I emailed a link to my dad, who's a proper entomologist and everything. :p

    Here is the official word:

    So there you go. Here is the requisite Wikipedia article about 'em – they do indeed seem to be called assassin bugs in the US as well.
     
  6. todd2000 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Cool, thanks!

    *Changes Title Back* :D
     
  7. iShater macrumors 604

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    Does that mean the OP had a hit on him and this bug was sent? :confused: :D
     
  8. redwarrior macrumors 603

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    It looks like a mosquito that crawled out from under my bed. Yeah, dusty bug.
     

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