Help identifying a bug...

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by kombi45@yahoo.com, Jul 6, 2005.

  1. Guest

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  2. Guest

    Looks like some sort of Cicada to me.
     
    , Jul 6, 2005
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  3. Sheldon Guest

    Show off! <BG> Nice shots.
     
    Sheldon, Jul 6, 2005
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  4. Mike Henley Guest

    wrote:
    > Trying to find out what kind of moth/fly/grasshopper this is:
    >
    > http://www.pbase.com/sirchandestroy/image/45142779
    >
    > http://www.pbase.com/sirchandestroy/image/45145818
    >
    > http://www.pbase.com/sirchandestroy/image/45149797
    >
    > Thx,
    >
    > Ben


    When I was a kid I used to have fantasies of riding inside of those
    bugs like they were some giant robots - I imagined a control room
    somewhere in the head or chest and I thought it was awesome that they
    had extensive body armor. The thought of being swallowed up whole, my
    vehicle and I, by some other creature never occured to me.

    Everytime I see a bug I am reminded again, and from the science news
    lately it seems many have had the same exact fantasy, as much of
    research in robotics nowadays suggests the use of bugs as inspiration
    for futuristic vehicle design.

    I want one with the agility of a hunting spider that, though only a few
    millimeters in size, would leap nearly a meter or more to capture a fly
    in the blink of an eye. I know that because I watched one as a kid and
    it startled me - a most amazing thing to see. I don't know if it wove a
    web, but with such accuracy I would guess it never needed one.
     
    Mike Henley, Jul 6, 2005
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  5. Kitt Guest

    Kitt, Jul 6, 2005
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  6. <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Trying to find out what kind of moth/fly/grasshopper this is:


    Looks like a "Vivid Moth" to me. :)

    Nice shots.
     
    Dave R knows who, Jul 6, 2005
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  7. Guest

    Dave R knows who wrote:
    > <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > Trying to find out what kind of moth/fly/grasshopper this is:

    >
    > Looks like a "Vivid Moth" to me. :)
    >
    > Nice shots.


    That's all I could think to call it! I am trying to put names with
    faces, STS, of the insect shots, and I have had very little luck with
    this guy so far. Thanks for the kind words...

    Ben
     
    , Jul 7, 2005
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  8. Tom Ross Guest

    Tom Ross, Jul 7, 2005
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  9. >>Trying to find out what kind of moth/fly/grasshopper this is:

    As a software developer, I leapt on this thread title hoping to help - then
    found it's the wrong sort of bug :(

    Not my field, sorry.

    Keith
     
    Keith Sheppard, Jul 7, 2005
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  10. wrote:
    > Trying to find out what kind of moth/fly/grasshopper this is:
    >
    > http://www.pbase.com/sirchandestroy/image/45142779
    >
    > http://www.pbase.com/sirchandestroy/image/45145818
    >
    > http://www.pbase.com/sirchandestroy/image/45149797
    >
    > Thx,
    >
    > Ben
    >


    It's a sharpshooter, likely in the genus Oncometopia. An odd bunch of
    insects, in that they feed exclusively on xylem sap, which contains
    hardly any nutrient value. Therefore they drink many times their own
    volume every day, excreting most of the water from the sap. If you
    stand under a tree full of them, it can be "raining" under the tree but
    nowhere else. Quite odd.

    In Florida (where I'm located), they're common on magnolia, citrus,
    roses, grapes, and many other trees and shrubs.
     
    Malcolm Manners, Jul 8, 2005
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