Big Freaky Bug thread. aka. what the fuck is this thing i found

Big Freaky Bug thread
aka
what the fuck is this thing i found

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Freaky spider on the shop floor, are those eggs on its back? Ohio

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      one time a spider like that ran into my house when I opened the door to let the dogs out in the morning. I saw it race up the steps heading for the heating vent. In panic I whacked it with my flip flop and a swarm of baby spiders covered the floor. I got some Windex and sprayed them as a crushed them with my shoe. I killed most so I got the vacuum and sucked them up as the survivors desperately try to flee as they drowned in a chemical solution.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    are these emperor dragonfly (anax imperator) exuviae? 5cm long. in the UK

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      either that or an Aeshna sp.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        thanks

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    That’s a cute big guy
    I just got a visit from this one, don’t know what kind of butterfly it is. Something common probably.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      got more pics of it?

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous
  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    What about a smaller but still spoopy nibba
    20mm copper tubing for reference.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    these bros always attack my cigar. is it the smoke? the red glow?

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Found this little fella just flapping around in the ground months ago, I hope he is ok, not that freaky but I still want to ID it

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Dynastes tityus if you line in the east, Dynastes grantii if you live out west

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >not that freaky
      I honestly think that's a beautiful beetle, pretty amazing find.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    That's an adult hellgrammite, technically not a bug as they belong to the order Megaloptera not Hemiptera

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous
  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Found this big fluffy boy in the FD engine bay the other night

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      fuzzy boi

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Royal walnut moth

      https://i.imgur.com/mRApycZ.jpg

      What about a smaller but still spoopy nibba
      20mm copper tubing for reference.

      Some sort of harvestman/Opiliones

      https://i.imgur.com/q6LNK7r.jpg

      Male moth
      no idea what kind

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Pachysphinx modesta

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        How did you know it was a male?, I'm a zoology student but I can't even make out the pygidium clearly in this photo.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Only male moths have fuzzy antennae to collect pheromones.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Thanks for the info, interesting stuff.

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    another angle

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    can anyone ID this fella?
    northern illinois

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I've seen one of these before, but don't know what they're called. Super cool looking like a scifi fighter or troop transport vtol plane

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      some plume moth

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        thank you! I think it's a geranium plume moth

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          scratch that, himmelman's plume moth

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/trmVfPJ.jpg

      another angle

      neat lookin' lad

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >dobson

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Is it fun having such large bugs where you live? The biggest bug I've found is probably a tomato hornworm and their hawkmoth counterparts, which I rarely, if ever see.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      its the biggest bug ive seen around here, much more welcome than like, camel spiders. nasty little fuckers would chill on my doormat to make me shit when i left in the morning.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I'm finding one of these a night on my porch light. It's breeding season I assume.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Since the scale isn't marked- they're just over an inch and a half long, so 38mm+ for everyone that hasn't been to the moon.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >he doesn't know

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Some kind of stag beetle, probably of the genus Dorcus or Ceruchus (I'm leaning towards the latter). Most American Ceruchus species look the same to me...

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Yep.
          We have some cool ones here. I've found a male triceratops beetle once. And another type that has really long pinschers.
          I recently found out that they only spend a few weeks as an adult but can be 4-6 years as grubs. So now when I dig them up in the garden I'm more careful with them and make sure they get back in the dirt in a safe place.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Dobsonflies are all over the generic eastern US; OP probably doesn't live anywhere special, just happened across one or spends more time in nature than on average. I live in Pennsylvania and found a giant water bug once, for reference.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yes it is great. I love finding Weta.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        They're kinda cute.

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Dobsonfly female.
    Their bites hurt.
    Dobsonfly males have the huge jaws.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      irrc Dobsonfly males have such big choppers they actually can't bite. The females can though.

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's a bug

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    you found a female dobsonfly
    now you should look up the males

  18. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dobsonfly

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      you found a female dobsonfly
      now you should look up the males

      hey that's pretty neat
      gave her some water and shes slurpin, took her off of our equipment and put her in the grass

  19. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    different angle, thing's as big as my palm

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      looks like a bimp

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      It is really cute, honestly

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      's-senpai, what are you d-doing'

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      submissive and breedable looking bug

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        get help

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      He looks kinda cute

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dobsonfly

      Oh great, we gotta dobson here

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Weirdass kitten

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