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Biiiig Bug!(scary pics!)

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    I found this little fellow hanging around today.

    He had one of his legs trapped in the garage door.

    Gave me quite a start when I saw him,never seen a live insect as big as this before.

    He did seem harmless so I chanced freeing him,he did hiss and display some lovely wings when I touched him.

    After admiring him I popped him onto a nice green bush and let him go on his way.

    Not sure what he (or she) was,never seen anything like it.

    looks like it should be in a pet shop or zoo!

     

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    Thats what I think it is but deffo a Big 'Un, we had one in the garden but it was much smaller than that!

     

    Lea

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    We had something similar in our laundry a while ago - not as pretty as yours though - think ours may have been a stick insect but yours looks a bit more like a praying mantis: (the sheet of paper is A4 size)

     

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    On the other hand, have noticed a lot of empty pupae (sp?) cases in the park so keep an eye out for the big moths that hatch out of them - they look like this:

     

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    Guest The Pickles

    Hi Tyke

    It's definitely a huge Stick Insect, not a Praying Mantis. :idea:

    You can tell the difference as the Praying Mantis has a triangular head and stance is literally 'prayer like'... lesson over. As you can probably tell, I'm a big fan of insects and will have to hold back not to pick everything up I see in Australia! Saw lots of amazing insects in South Africa and it looks like I won't be disappointed there too!

    Excellent and thanks for sharing (like these, not the spiders so much)!!

    Marilyn x

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    Guest The Pottertons

    Great.......more fab piccies!! Those insects are beautiful!!!!! Especially yours Tyke.... So pretty! Yvonne x

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    Guest Guest75
    Great.......more fab piccies!! Those insects are beautiful!!!!! Especially yours Tyke.... So pretty! Yvonne x

     

    Thanks for calling me pretty Yvonne!!!:notworthy::notworthy:

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    Guest Guest75
    We had something similar in our laundry a while ago - not as pretty as yours though - think ours may have been a stick insect but yours looks a bit more like a praying mantis: (the sheet of paper is A4 size)

     

     

     

    On the other hand, have noticed a lot of empty pupae (sp?) cases in the park so keep an eye out for the big moths that hatch out of them - they look like this:

     

     

     

    Oooeeer Misssus - so your bugs feed on radioactive waste as well????:biglaugh::biglaugh:

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    Guest The Pottertons
    Thanks for calling me pretty Yvonne!!!:notworthy::notworthy:

    You are very welcome.....although im sure you hear it all the time!!!

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    Guest Nat

    Tyke

     

    I just showed your photos to my 8 year old, and straight away, he said it was a stick insect and not a praying mantis, as I thought it was. So I stand corrected. :D He has explained the difference between both to me (you learn something every day, from your kids!):cute:

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    Guest kangomik

    We had a couple of small ones in the garden, VERY green. The kids wouldn't touch them.

    Intresting creatures.

     

    Thats a beaut though tyke

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    Guest nurse sue

    stick insect??? huge moths????

     

    so THATS why the spiders are so big!!!

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