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by gardenmom32210 on June 19, 2005 03:41 AM
Anybody have any idea what this is? I have found it on all of my veggies! If I didn't know any better I'd say it was an alien species taking over the world one garden at a time!
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Sorry it's not the best pic in the world but it was the best out of a dozen.

G-Mom [grin]
by MaryReboakly on June 19, 2005 05:12 AM
Gmom, I have the weirdest bugs too. I tried finding yours (google), to no avail. It's freaky-cool looking! LOL! My first thought when I see a weird bug is 'hmm, friend or foe?' I hope someone comes along who can identify your little flying alien. Those are wings, right?

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by squints on June 19, 2005 03:46 PM
From what I can make out in the picture it looks almost like an Assassin Bug.. Eats other bugs, all sorts of other bugs. It injects a venom into it's prey like a spider and as the prey bugs insides begin to dissolve it sucks it out. Good bug, but it can bite people too, careful.......

Here is a picture of one.....
http://entweb.clemson.edu/cuentres/cesheets/benefici/ce169.htm

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by gardenmom32210 on June 19, 2005 07:26 PM
The coloring is similar but it's body is shaped more like an ant and it doesn't have wings. It is NOT a friendly bug [scaredy] Every time I've found them on my veggies,the veggies are damaged.

I'll try and get a better pic cause they are kinda "freaky alien" looking.

G-Mom [grin]
by gardenmom32210 on June 19, 2005 08:41 PM
Hopefully these pics are better

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G-Mom [grin]
by weezie13 on June 19, 2005 11:20 PM
I"ll call the Buglady, she's gotta know..

That's a wierd lookin' bug!!!

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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http://photobucket.com/albums/y250/weezie13/
by gardenmom32210 on June 19, 2005 11:47 PM
Thanks [thumb]

I could definately have some nightmares about this critter!

G-Mom [grin]
by afgreyparrot on June 20, 2005 01:54 AM
Uhhh...did you look on that freaky potato bug site that was posted here somewhere a few months ago?
Some of those suckers looked rather alienish. [scaredy]

Cindy Sue

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Buckle up! It makes it harder for the aliens to suck you out of your car!
by squints on June 20, 2005 03:42 AM
I'm gonna guess it's a Leaffooted Bug Nymph. Easily mistaken for an Assassin Bug.

http://insects.tamu.edu/images/insects/hemiptera/leptoglossus_nymph_04.jpg
The adults look much different...
http://insects.tamu.edu/fieldguide/aimg65.html

This is not a good bug.....

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by gardenmom32210 on June 20, 2005 07:08 PM
THATS IT! Thanks squints [thumb]

Now I got to find a way to get rid of them. I've been using a "hot pepper,soapywater" concoction and it's not working that well. Anybody have any ideas?

G-Mom [grin]

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