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Ugh... a bug - what is it?

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    Yuck!

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    It looks squished? Problem solved now

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    That kind of looks like a beetle. I always look my bugs up...turns out some of them are eating the bad bugs I want gone. Sorry I can't id this one for you.

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    Looks like the Native NZ Bronze beetle actually-as far as i know, they are in half of asia now. They have a habit of swarming on balmy summer evenings and eating everything....

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    Hard to tell from your pic, but it does look like a beetle.



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    Thanks, y'all. It wasn't squished - just thoroughly insecticided. I find it hard to photograph them when they're still running around. I know the photo wasn't too clear - no macro - and I had figured it was a beetle - just didn't know whether it was a"good" beetle or a "bad" beetle. I actually looked a little like a ladybug, except it was tan and had black streaky markings all over it. Well, at least that's one down, and who knows how many to go - at my in-laws in Alabama until Sat., so my precious 'chids on respirators will have to hang on for a couple more days. I probably miss them more than they miss me.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mauraec View Post
    Thanks, y'all. It wasn't squished - just thoroughly insecticided. I find it hard to photograph them when they're still running around. I know the photo wasn't too clear - no macro - and I had figured it was a beetle - just didn't know whether it was a"good" beetle or a "bad" beetle. I actually looked a little like a ladybug, except it was tan and had black streaky markings all over it. Well, at least that's one down, and who knows how many to go - at my in-laws in Alabama until Sat., so my precious 'chids on respirators will have to hang on for a couple more days. I probably miss them more than they miss me.

    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Maybe it was one of the fungus eater lady birds?! They are goodies, and badies-goodies cause the eat fungus, and badies cause the spores attach to their bellies and they transfer them

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwiorchids View Post
    Maybe it was one of the fungus eater lady birds?! They are goodies, and badies-goodies cause the eat fungus, and badies cause the spores attach to their bellies and they transfer them
    Great - next time I find one, I'll ask: "Are you a good bug or a bad bug?" - like Dorothy asked Glenda, the Good Witch of the North.

    That should solve this problem for good.

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    It looks a lot like a Tick ! except they don't eat plants just our pets and us !

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    Yep - it looks like a tick to me, too. Double yuck!

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