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Re: Catch of the day...

Unread postby mvanrheenen » Thu Sep 12, 2013 11:43 am

Some from the Woods.

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Unknown Pentatomidae by markvanrheenen, on Flickr

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Gewone pantserjuffer/Emerald Dragonfly (Lestes sponsa) by markvanrheenen, on Flickr

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Re: Catch of the day...

Unread postby aster » Thu Sep 12, 2013 2:40 pm

Wonderful catch, Mark. :)

Your woods are full of tell-tale photo stories... : ))

Thank you for sharing,

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Unread postby mvanrheenen » Thu Sep 12, 2013 4:30 pm

Agreed, that's why I visit it so often. Thank you Yildiz.

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Re: Catch of the day...

Unread postby mvanrheenen » Thu Sep 12, 2013 6:11 pm

Someone identified the bug for me as a Forest bug (yes, that is the common name for this particular insect) or Pentatoma rufipes.

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Re: Catch of the day...

Unread postby Greg Beetham » Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:28 am

Interesting little snippets from the woods Mark, the first looks like an assassin bug to me, there are some varieties that can attack humans although luckily not the ones in the garden here at least.
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Unread postby mvanrheenen » Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:53 am

Assassin bug? "Catchy" name :shock:

An entomologist actually identified the bug for me, so I guess that would count as a positive ID ;-)

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Re: Catch of the day...

Unread postby Birma » Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:12 am

I like those pictures Mark - great details. I think the bug shot is especially good with the back ground of trees.

I would not be at all surprised if the Australian version of this bug could fell a buffalo with one nip :) .
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Unread postby mvanrheenen » Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:16 am

Birma wrote:I would not be at all surprised if the Australian version of this bug could fell a buffalo with one nip :) .


Hahaha, they do think big in Australia :lol:

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Unread postby Greg Beetham » Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:49 am

Yeah no problem with the ID by the entomologist Mark, here I think a similar type are just generically called assassin bugs, they come in a range of sizes (I’ve seen them here on trees in the garden) and eco niches, some probably stab and suck on fruit, some feed on other insects and still others on sap, but one type attacks spiders and that one has my blessing, it can stab and suck on spiders till the cows come home for all I care. :lol:
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Re: Catch of the day...

Unread postby Birma » Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:14 pm

A spider eating bug :shock: ! I've always thought of spiders being the top of the food chain in Australia :) .
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Unread postby Greg Beetham » Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:55 pm

I guess you're like me Birma, not liking spiders, the impact at the mention of spiders is far greater than the reality, I actually don't have any trouble from them, I know Murray has seen the odd Tarantula over at his place (they dig a hole in the garden and eat small dogs and things) kidding, but he has seen them. We don't have any large aggressive spiders in my suburb, or I have never seen any, just a few daddy long legs and the occasional small garden types here and there, oh and the occasional huntsman that eats cockroaches, (not dangerous...apparently) and that's about it. I do remember someone saying they had red-backs (black widows) nesting, but that was a long time ago.
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Unread postby sury » Sat Oct 12, 2013 4:52 pm

Great catches Mark.

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Re: Catch of the day...

Unread postby Dr. Harout » Sat Oct 12, 2013 6:05 pm

The only polar bears alive in a few years will be in zoos. Sad, very sad.
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