Please help me identify this unknown bug!!!! **Update On Johnny Adam**

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Bec, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    While at Walmart (of all places) today my kids spotted this bug on the cat food bowls. We picked him up and brought him home because we were afraid someone would smash him out of fear.
    I would like to know what he is , what he eats and where he is from but I can't find any information on anything that looks like him!


    Here he is on my son's hand, he is about 1 or 1 and a quarter inches long


    Sorry the pics are fuzzy, but my camera doesn't take good close-ups!
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2009
  2. gapeachy

    gapeachy Songster

    Oct 21, 2008
    Rome Ga
    looks like maybe a pine beetle
  3. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
    Southern Maine
    Somethin neat!
  4. mahen8622

    mahen8622 Songster

    Jan 19, 2009
    looks like what we southerners call an assasin bug but thats still a little large maybe on those walmart steroids lol assasin bugs typically eat other bugs mainly pests theyre great to have in your garden they eat squash bugs like popcorn... if you stuck your straw like nose in popcorn and sucked all the guts out lol:p if its not a assasin bug it might be a large shield bug and i have no clue about what they eat
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2009
  5. porteryork

    porteryork Songster

    May 9, 2008
    Clarkesville, GA
    Looks like a big old stink bug to me. Be careful!
  6. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    I just looked at some pictures and none of them look like him.... He is really friendly though and has taken a liking to my

    For right now, we have him set up in an aquarium with repto-bark and some wood things to climb on and some fake plants.

    From his antennae to the back of his hind legs he is probably close to 2 inches long! He is very large!
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2009
  7. CountryMom

    CountryMom Songster

    Jun 21, 2008
    South Texas
    Quote:It is an assasin bug. Great for your garden. However, watch out. They bite and it hurts. We usually have tons of them in the spring.
  8. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    Last edited: Jan 20, 2009
  9. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Songster

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    I don't know what he is, but we have loads of those here and the chickens love them [​IMG]
  10. lucyintheskywithdiamonds

    lucyintheskywithdiamonds In the Brooder

    Dec 11, 2008
    I dont know exactly the name of this bug but i do know that it has a straw like mouth and it inserts its straw mouth into other bugs , this is how they eat. They are definitely predators, but i'm pretty sure they wont hurt chickens:)

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