Can you name this bug?

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  1. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    While in Malaysia i happened upon this rather odd creature. Sorry about the picture not the greatest. I haven't a foggiest what it is, any ideas.

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    Very much alive, was walking around that is what caught my attention.
     
  3. Mr.Noisy macrumors 65816

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    Looks like one of the mealybug family, Doesn't look in the best of health ;)
     
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    It's a walking piece of string!

    sorry, couldn't resist. :p
     
  5. jayb2000 macrumors 6502a

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    I can name it...

    I will name it George and love him and hug him. :p
     
  6. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Are those white stringy things legs, or were they not used for walking?
     
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    My brother, a biologist, says it's a "Coral fungus; PHYLUM: Basidiomycota; CLASS: Agaricomycetes"

    Here's one he found in New England:

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  9. xUKHCx thread starter Administrator emeritus

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    I only have A-level biology but since when can fungus walk. (it also had small black eyes)
     
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    If iSaint's brother is correct, then apparently, they have been able to walk since that class first appeared. ;)


    The black eyes throw me off, though. Since when did fungi have eyes?! :eek:

    Oh wait, I think I said the answer before...
     
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