Stump the Shihan

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by cpttango30, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    OK Folks Shihan said he is a bug guy so here is my Challenge to him.

    He will ID bugs as you post them. What I want is this.

    1. pictures must be your own pictures
    2. no blurry pics. "The Blob" is not a correct answer it was a movie.
    3. please look up the bug yourself first.
    4. Shihan should not use the internet. You should use your vastly superior brain and maybe a reference manual.... If reference is used please note it.

    Bug #1 as seen on my front porch clinging to the brick.
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    Bug #2 Tried to attack and eat me while I was cooking dinner at 9 pm Saturday night. I looked and looked all over and could not figure out what this one was.
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  2. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Glasshart...You got that pic you took of the bug at Lon's place? That is a good one.
     

  3. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    When I saw the white moth, I thought "hey, we have those here, too." And Linda got a picture of one.
     
  4. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    WOW this thread went absolutely bust from the first post. LOL...... I try:D
     
  5. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    Don't be so hard on yourself, most of your threads are fantastic, even though this one sucks. ;)
     
  6. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Where is shihan? He still hasn't proven himself as the bug man.
     
  7. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    He must be out entymoligizing or whatever it is that bug experts do. I call it "squishing".
     
  8. doctherock

    doctherock New Member

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    This little bugger was fast. Just not fast enough. Sorry its a bit blurry.
     

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  9. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Bug #1 is the White Flannel Moth.

    Bug #2 is a Longhorned beetle, tough to see the picture to tell exactly which one.

    I have been at work. But will catch you up soon.
     
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  10. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Picture is a little tough, but it appears at first glance to be a Yellow Sac Spider. A more focused picture would be helpful.

    Keep in mind there are times that I need a Microscope to properly identify. Most times I can get it pretty close if not right.
    A lot goes into proper identification.
     
  11. doctherock

    doctherock New Member

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    I and the boys at the heavy equipment shop think it was a Hobo Spider. Was an aggressive little bastard.
     
  12. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    It is possible, I am looking at a blurry picture, Hobo spiders have a herringbone pattern chevrons on their abdomen.

    Hobo is top and Sac spider on bottom.
    hobo.jpg Yellow Sac Spider 5-04-08 10.jpg
     
  13. Glasshartt

    Glasshartt New Member

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    you mean this one?



    Nope, couldn't find it :p
     

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  14. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    It is most likely a Sphinx Moth, probably a Walnut Sphinx.
     
  15. Glasshartt

    Glasshartt New Member

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    ding, ding, ding right answer
     
  16. doctherock

    doctherock New Member

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    Do believe it looks like the Hobo. Aggressive like one as well. Normally I will save a spider and put it outside but if its aggressive, its dead.
     
  17. TheDaggle

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    I see these guys alot, sometimes up to 3" across, bright pink flap under wing (not well exposed in this pic). Numerous searches turned up nothing that convinced me. Home range- central coast of CA.
     

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  18. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    I took a picture of this when I was in California earlier this year. It reminds me of something but I just can't put my finger on it. It was a nasty, hissing, snarling creature that acted like it was queen of the world or something. Can you identify it?

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  19. TheDaggle

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    Ah, the Yellow Bellied One Winged (the left one) Two Faced Hole Spider. Not uncommon in my neck of the woods. Known for spinning their webs with dishonesty in place of silk and sucking the blood of productive animals. Not advisable to step on 'em, your shoes will stink for weeks, as they have massive digestive systems, and are entirely full of sh*t.

    Whew. That was a mouthful.
     
  20. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Looks to be from the family of Saturniidae moths, I would venture to guess a Polyphemus moth. I am far from an expert on moths.

    As far as that crazy spider, I think daggle got it. Scientific name Californicus Liberalass.