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Surprise Visitor

This is a discussion on Surprise Visitor within the A Kodak Moment: not necessarily plants... forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I was out on my porch a few minutes ago, and noticed an unusual visitor! ...

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    I was out on my porch a few minutes ago, and noticed an unusual visitor! Ladies and gents, the Assassin Bug...
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    That is creepy. What exactly does it do? I get that it kills something, but what?

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    Not sure what in particular they prefer to eat, but do you see that big spike on his face? apparently they use that to impale their prey! i just think theyre such cool looking predators.

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    Taht's one crazy looking bug! It sort of reminds me of the stick bugs that we have around here.

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    How long is that guy? I'm afraid if I found one wandering around in the house I would scream like a girl and then squash it!

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    hes about 1.5-2" long

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    Quote Originally Posted by wogga
    hes about 1.5-2" long
    Let me correct myself, I would scream like a guy screaming like a girl, then get a long stick and squash it, unless it was right by a door.. then I'd try to flick it outside.

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    Ah come on Diane! Poor little fellow can't help his tough appearance; I would gently pick him up in a Kleenix and escort him outside. I think you want to keep him calm--isn't this the type of bug that makes a stink when they are alarmed?

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    no - they slightly resemble stinkbugs, but they are a different species. i dont believe they emit any odor, but i could be wrong. whatd the poor guy ever do to you, huh diane?? lol

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    Nope, not picking him up. I don't like to touch (even inside a kleenex) large beetle looking insects. Now, if it were one of our local tarantulas, of course I would pick it up and carry it outside.(or a walking stick or a preying mantis) But a big beetle, Uh Uh. Just one of my idiosyncracies... (probably has something to do with one of my encounters with a VERY LARGE beetle in the rain forest... one with pincers...)

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