Tilted Forum Project Discussion Community  

Go Back   Tilted Forum Project Discussion Community > Chatter > General Discussion


 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-20-2003, 04:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
Addict
 
Location: Canada
need help I.Ding an insect

Sorry for the shit quality.

I have never seen this bug before. It was about 3-4 inches long, and had wings similar to a dragonfly. I am in southern Ontario, Canada.

Can anyone help?

http://groups.msn.com/askaaska/shoeb...hoto&PhotoID=1
http://groups.msn.com/askaaska/shoeb...hoto&PhotoID=2
http://groups.msn.com/askaaska/shoeb...hoto&PhotoID=3
__________________
Legalize it.

Last edited by Shokan; 07-20-2003 at 12:22 PM..
Shokan is offline  
Old 07-20-2003, 06:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
Banned
 
Here I'm asking myself why I ever clicked the link. Why why why!!? That is one of the most hideous bugs I've seen and at this moment I'm unsure of what kind that may be.
LittleOralAnnie is offline  
Old 07-20-2003, 07:18 AM   #3 (permalink)
Banned
 
Location: Massachusetts, USA
Looks like the furbious Snozwangler to me. Are you still alive, or has it burrowed into your brain yet? If not, be glad you're not an Umpa Lumpa.
denim is offline  
Old 07-20-2003, 08:38 AM   #4 (permalink)
Ssssssssss
 
Kaos's Avatar
 
Location: Ontario
Damn, I live in Southern Ontario, and have never seen a bug like that. Seen similiar ones like big Katydid's and stuff, but not that one.

/me goes to find out what that is.
Kaos is offline  
Old 07-20-2003, 09:15 AM   #5 (permalink)
Gastrolithuanian
 
Giant Hamburger's Avatar
 
Location: low-velocity Earth orbit
Hail Bug Hunter!

I had one of those crawl out of a wound once.
I always wondered "which species was that?"
I promptly ate it.
I will now begin my research for you.
I am done.
-GH
Giant Hamburger is offline  
Old 07-20-2003, 10:21 AM   #6 (permalink)
Existentialist
 
forseti-6's Avatar
 
Location: New York City
Hmm looks like some cross between a Katydid/locust and a Cicada. Weird looking mofo.
__________________
"Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened." - Dr. Seuss
forseti-6 is offline  
Old 07-20-2003, 10:52 AM   #7 (permalink)
Insane
 
Location: Central N.Y.
I live in upstate NY; looks like a Katydid or Cicada to me; we get 'em fairly often around here; ugly but harmless (raises hell with the windshield,though!)
__________________
"If I had it to do all over,
I'd do it all over you."
bullgoose is offline  
Old 07-20-2003, 11:33 AM   #8 (permalink)
Crazy
 
wow, im glad i live in BC cause thats one of the most scaries looking bus ive ever seen.
putzy is offline  
Old 07-20-2003, 03:50 PM   #9 (permalink)
Essen meine kurze Hosen
 
Location: NY Burbs
I don't know. In my world this is a katydid...


and this is a cicada.


What you've got is neither and looks to be quite nasty.

-----
Edit: <b>Found it!</b>

Dobsonfly



Not as dangerous as they look, actually. Used as bait by fishermen.
__________________
Out the 10Base-T, through the router, down the T1, over the leased line, off the bridge, past the firewall...nothing but Net.

Last edited by platypus; 07-20-2003 at 04:06 PM..
platypus is offline  
Old 07-20-2003, 11:05 PM   #10 (permalink)
undead
 
Location: nihilistic freedom
I was just about to say, I know them as hellgrammites... Which, thanks to your link platypus, I now know that name refers to the larvae. Interestingly, I see them every once in a great while and I'm in the mid-easteren united states... so apparently, they come down from canada now and then.
nothingx is offline  
Old 07-20-2003, 11:50 PM   #11 (permalink)
Cherry-pickin' devil's advocate
 
Location: Los Angeles
Whats pretty freaky is those bugs that come from continents away. Living in LA, we have a pretty diverse society down here but that also brings some pretty foreign bugs.

A few years ago jumping flying spiders weren't around and suddenly its like "attack of the super bugs" or something lol.
Zeld2.0 is offline  
Old 07-21-2003, 04:43 AM   #12 (permalink)
will always be an Alyson Hanniganite
 
Bill O'Rights's Avatar
 
Location: In the dust of the archives
Damn, that's a ugly bug!!
__________________
"I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do because I notice it always coincides with their own desires." - Susan B. Anthony

"Hedonism with rules isn't hedonism at all, it's the Republican party." - JumpinJesus

It is indisputable that true beauty lies within...but a nice rack sure doesn't hurt.
Bill O'Rights is offline  
Old 07-21-2003, 06:17 AM   #13 (permalink)
Junkie
 
Daval's Avatar
 
Location: The True North Strong and Free!
thats a scary looking bug. I live in southern ontario and aint ever seen a bug like that!
__________________
"It is impossible to obtain a conviction for sodomy from an English jury. Half of them don't believe that it can physically be done, and the other half are doing it."
Winston Churchill
Daval is offline  
Old 07-21-2003, 08:51 AM   #14 (permalink)
Addict
 
Location: Canada
thanks guys! that been's bugging me for quite awhile!
__________________
Legalize it.
Shokan is offline  
Old 07-21-2003, 09:05 AM   #15 (permalink)
Upright
 
disgusting.
triplefivesoul is offline  
Old 07-21-2003, 09:10 AM   #16 (permalink)
Cherry-pickin' devil's advocate
 
Location: Los Angeles
Heh I remember doing bug collection projects for school and I still cringe at having to stick needles through huge bugs like a potato bug or something ugh
Zeld2.0 is offline  
Old 07-21-2003, 10:12 AM   #17 (permalink)
Fucking Hostile
 
tinfoil's Avatar
 
Location: Springford, ON, Canada
Whilst we are on the bug topic, I have been searching for about a week regarding one that I saw on my car.

I am in Southern Ontario as well. My wife and I were walking to the car when we saw this fly roughly 2 to 3 inches long. It looked similar to the cicada posted by platypus, but it was gloss black with clear wings. Nothing else. It was nearly invisible on my car as it is black as well.

It looks to be in the horse fly family, but that's all I can find out. I really wish I had my camera on me.... I normally do, but the real estate lady we were with said no pictures allowed so I left it at home.

Any thoughts?
----

Edit:

After hitting the link Platypus posted, I had read there were indeed 9 types of cicada that are common in Canada.. I think it was one of those, though I am still looking at picks for more.

It does look alot like this one:


It may be a Tibicen chloromera... whatever that is heh.
__________________
Get off your fuckin cross. We need the fuckin space to nail the next fool martyr.

Last edited by tinfoil; 07-21-2003 at 10:21 AM..
tinfoil is offline  
Old 07-21-2003, 02:54 PM   #18 (permalink)
Psycho
 
Location: Somewhere between the Havens and the Earth
oh my god that thing scared the crap outta me. . . just kill it, its to ugly to be flyin around. . . that thing would make me run out of my house or where ever i was even if i was driving just to get away from it. . . i freak out around bugs and thats a big scary bug
but thanx for waking me up alot
__________________
from the Havens I have fallen. . . to the earth as a mangled form. . . writhing in pain, my wings torn and bloodied. . . I have one purpose, only one goal. . . to find you and love you, for I am your. . . fallen angel
fallen_angel is offline  
Old 07-23-2003, 02:15 AM   #19 (permalink)
Crazy
 
Location: Melb - Australia
like a said on IRC... thats an awesome bug ya got there .... bottle the buggar for later refeerence


Cheers
__________________
--------------------
Cheers
Arachnid is offline  
Old 07-23-2003, 06:29 AM   #20 (permalink)
Upright
 
Location: Toronto-ish
yeah, I live in southern ontario, too. that's a nice one you found there!

up to 70cm long! that's huge! i'd be running. : )
__________________
Yes, you may.
vetoed_libido is offline  
Old 07-23-2003, 06:30 AM   #21 (permalink)
I run E.
 
Location: New York
cool bug pictures

I now officially hate the Dobsonfly
__________________
I hold with those that favor fire.
eyeronic is offline  
Old 07-23-2003, 09:49 AM   #22 (permalink)
Insane
 
Location: Dallas
I hate bugs lol.
rocinante2003 is offline  
Old 07-23-2003, 11:57 AM   #23 (permalink)
Crazy
 
Man, that Dobsonfly is a ugly son of a bi0tch....ugh...imagine waking up at night finding one crawling on your face /shudder.


MB
m0ntyblack is offline  
Old 07-23-2003, 01:52 PM   #24 (permalink)
pow!
 
clavus's Avatar
 
Location: NorCal
Strong work, platypus!!

I suggest that you capture this insect and hide it in your sister's underwear drawer.
__________________
Ass, gas or grass. Nobody rides for free.
clavus is offline  
Old 07-23-2003, 08:37 PM   #25 (permalink)
Upright
 
Location: Houston
Underwear drawer sounds like a great idea... I don't get it. I'm 18, used to love bugs at age 10ish, just recently realized how I detest bugs this summer while biking (ingesting gnats.. fun stuff).. All this bug talk reminds me of the time I was chased, along with two friends, by a giant horse fly back in scout summer camp..

Damn bugs.
__________________
Rar-poop! Combination dinosaur noise and the sound of.. well, you know.
asdf4321 is offline  
Old 07-23-2003, 09:14 PM   #26 (permalink)
Crazy
 
Location: Over the Rainbow
lol .... you guys crack me up! All bugs are ugly...
oldman2003 is offline  
Old 07-30-2003, 09:19 PM   #27 (permalink)
Happy as a hippo
 
StormBerlin's Avatar
 
Location: Southern California
I dunno, I think he;s kinda cute ugly things need love too...
__________________
"if anal sex could get a girl pregnant i'd be tits deep in child support" Arcane
StormBerlin is offline  
Old 07-30-2003, 09:42 PM   #28 (permalink)
Psycho
 
Location: Somewhere just beyond the realm of sanity...
Quote:
Originally posted by platypus

Edit: <b>Found it!</b>

Dobsonfly



Not as dangerous as they look, actually. Used as bait by fishermen.
Very nice, I never did get to see the pictures as they don't seem to be working right now.
The.Lunatic is offline  
Old 07-30-2003, 11:16 PM   #29 (permalink)
Crazy
 
i think the bugs in my house are evolving
ive had these little black beetles for a while, and recently ive learned they can fly, and their exoskeletons are becoming more indestructable by the month
__________________
cough
maxero is offline  
Old 08-04-2003, 09:51 AM   #30 (permalink)
Optimistic Skeptic
 
Location: Midway between a Beehive and Centennial
My wife just had me call to have the house sprayed because there are a few spiders and the occasional cricket. The spiders are never more than 1 cm and the crickets can't be more that 2 or 3 cm. She would have called the fire department if she saw an insect that big anywhere near our home, especially one that flies!
__________________
IS THAT IT ???!!!
Do you even know what 'it' is?

When the last man dies for just words that he said... We Shall Be Free
BentNotTwisted is offline  
Old 08-04-2003, 11:30 AM   #31 (permalink)
Crazy
 
I've seen that insect before, although I couldn't for the life of me remember where. Good catch on the Dobsonfly ID
Looften is offline  
Old 08-04-2003, 11:59 AM   #32 (permalink)
Psycho
 
Location: uhhhh
That is one freaky ass bug...though I really hate horseflies more.
__________________
Still Looking
mingusfingers is offline  
Old 08-04-2003, 12:12 PM   #33 (permalink)
Tilted
 
Location: Hawaii
That is about the most revolting bug I have ever seen, and to have it crawling around your house. echhh
rl33 is offline  
 

Tags
iding, insect

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 02:21 PM.

Tilted Forum Project

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
© 2002-2012 Tilted Forum Project

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 328 329 330 331 332 333 334 335 336 337 338 339 340 341 342 343 344 345 346 347 348 349 350 351 352 353 354 355 356 357 358 359 360