What is this insect? Warning: Close-up shot of big bug!!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by The Chicken Lady, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator

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    Okay, guys -- what is this insect? It was between 5"-6" long and has pincers on its head, six legs, lacy black and white wings, long antennae...rather aggressive when nudged gently with a stick. I have *never* seen something like this in Michigan before.

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  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits...

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    OMG! look at those pincers! AHHH! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  3. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    Good lord! What kind of things are y'all growin' up there in Michigan?
     
  4. Funky Feathers

    Funky Feathers former Fattie

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    Yikes!! That's scary. It's enough to send me running & screaming through the field. Eek! [​IMG]
     
  5. princess araucana

    princess araucana Songster

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    Geez, it's huge! Is it some kind of cicadia thing??
     
  6. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    and....its a dobson fly which is the larval stage of a helgermite....we use helgermites for fish bait.
     
  7. Emzyyy

    Emzyyy Runs with Deer

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    is it an assasin bug? Im just kinda guessing I picked up a assasin bug during our state xc meet and everyone sorta freaked out saying it was gona get me.
     
  8. Emzyyy

    Emzyyy Runs with Deer

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  9. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator

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    Quote:You're right! I just looked up some pics and info on Google. Yikes!!

    We have discovered that it takes about a half a cup of Ortho Home Defense Max to dispatch it. *shudder*
     
  10. darkmatter

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