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Old 01-04-2012, 01:52 PM   #1
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A Greek word meaning "sheathed wing" constitute almost 25% of all known life-forms!
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Old 01-04-2012, 03:02 PM   #2
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Do have unidentified photos of the larval, pupal or adult stages of the Beetle-Coleopteras getting lost in the dust?
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If so...........Now's the time to ANT-e up!
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The TRAPS are *not, nor in any way* created by any of the Beetle-Coleoptera species.
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feeding on fungi, animal or plant debris, and even those used in controlling other pests for our guest-entomologist "Suunto" (The bug whisperer) to identify.
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Old 01-19-2012, 12:15 PM   #3
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HELLO!
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Tap tap tap....Anyone there?

Sorry about the delay from my end here....
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It's not like I was laying on my back resting or anything.

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I had a few family related issues come up that had sent me for a bit of a whirl...
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Upon my arrival I thought for sure I'd see a few beetles needing identifying.
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Perhaps they've been packed away and lost within?
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Ahhhhh what have we here???
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Old 01-21-2012, 11:49 AM   #5
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Upon my arrival I thought for sure I'd see a few beetles needing identifying.
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Perhaps they've been packed away and lost within?
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Ahhhhh what have we here???
These appear to be large milkweed bugs, Oncopeltus fasciatus (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Lygaeidae) - see Fort Bend County Master Gardeners
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(hoping to slip in like I was never gone...)
Here's one!
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Here's one!
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A nice weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). This is an absolutely enormous family species-wise, so aside from a few very distinctive species, I would be very hesitant to attempt an identification. See Weevils - Curculionidae Photo Gallery by Tom Murray at pbase.com for some idea as to their variety.
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Thanks again, suunto. Here are a few more. They were taken in late July of last year. The three of a kind were taken near a pond. I thought I had submitted them here before but a search failed to turn them up so here they are. I have no information about the odd bug out except that he also was photographed in late July.
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Thanks again, suunto. Here are a few more. They were taken in late July of last year. The three of a kind were taken near a pond. I thought I had submitted them here before but a search failed to turn them up so here they are. I have no information about the odd bug out except that he also was photographed in late July.
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The first three are of one of my least favorite insects, namely Japanese beetles (Popillia japonica; Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae); the loner is a beautiful male reddish-brown stag beetle (Lucanus capreolus; Coleoptera: Lucanidae) - see Lucanus capreolus, Reddish-Brown Stag Beetle
The families Lucanidae and Scarabaeidae seem quite closely related; their larvae (grubs) can be extremely similar in appearance.
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Nice way to weevil yourself back in....
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The three of a kind were taken near a pond. I thought I had submitted them here before but a search failed to turn them up
I hadn't noticed them previously. They're like looking at a fancied up June bug. Same family?
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