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Posted July 09, 2012 - 07:50 PM

If you look up Wheel bug on google you will see that is a young one
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Posted July 09, 2012 - 08:06 PM

If you look up Wheel bug on google you will see that is a young one

That is what I have around. When they get into the garden, all other bugs disappear which is kind of nice. Thanks for the search and the name.

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Posted July 09, 2012 - 08:08 PM

Years ago I found out the hard way not to pick one up. It drove that spike tooth DEEP into my hand....then it promptly died! My hand hurt like heck for quite a while!

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Posted July 09, 2012 - 08:08 PM

I did the google search and I think you may have nailed it. Sure looks like the same bug.

Edited by grand, July 09, 2012 - 08:10 PM.


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Posted July 09, 2012 - 08:28 PM

Good job figuring it out. What part of the country are they native too?

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Posted July 09, 2012 - 08:40 PM

Years ago I found out the hard way not to pick one up. It drove that spike tooth DEEP into my hand....then it promptly died! My hand hurt like heck for quite a while!


yep nice : " Wheel Bug: Assassin of the Insect World... It is the largest of the assassin bugs in Kentucky..."

http://www.ca.uky.ed...facts/ef426.asp

Edited by Newpaws493, July 09, 2012 - 08:42 PM.

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Posted July 09, 2012 - 08:51 PM

Ummm, George... did you plant any new Shrubs or anything lately? Possibly even last year?

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Posted July 09, 2012 - 09:06 PM

yep nice : " Wheel Bug: Assassin of the Insect World... It is the largest of the assassin bugs in Kentucky..."

http://www.ca.uky.ed...facts/ef426.asp


Thanks, I knew there was a "sinister" sounding slang term for them, but it wouldn't come to me.

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Posted July 09, 2012 - 09:13 PM

Ummm, George... did you plant any new Shrubs or anything lately? Possibly even last year?


I don't think we planted anything other then having the garden. We still have a lot of firewood sitting around so I don't know if that might be part of it or not. We also had one of those click beetles which was a first for us or I should say for me to ever see one.

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Posted July 09, 2012 - 09:19 PM

George, as a poor country tike, I loved playing with click beetles. Loved watching them flip themselves over! And June bugs were a blast. Tie a length of thread & you have a redneck fly by wire plane! The things poe country boys had to call toys! :bigrofl:

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Posted July 09, 2012 - 09:25 PM

http://www.insectide...ntification.aspI have found this site usefull..

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Posted July 10, 2012 - 12:59 AM

looks like a baby one of those bugs from the movie starship troopers. Remember the only good bug is a dead bug.




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