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Jun 27, 2010 21:02 |  #1

I was out for a walk hunting for bugs yesterday, and I came across something I have never seen before:

IMAGE: http://don.komarechka.com/images/potn/_MG_0527.jpg

I have no idea what this guy is. It reminds me of a Mantis, and its quite tiny (it was calling that buttercup home when I found it). Here's a close-up of some of its details:

IMAGE: http://don.komarechka.com/images/potn/_MG_0527-2.jpg


Anyone have any idea what this little guy is, or how I should start researching it? Thanks in advance!

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Jun 27, 2010 21:03 |  #2

that has got to be one of THE strangest bugs i have ever seen. wonderful shots but i cant help ya on the ID. lol


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Jun 27, 2010 21:17 |  #3

Spined Assassin Bugs (Sinea diadema)


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Jun 27, 2010 21:42 |  #4

Very nice shots...an assassin bug.


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Jun 27, 2010 22:19 |  #5

Wonderful captures! I wish I could find one of those down this way!


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Jun 28, 2010 00:12 |  #6

Wonderful captures - interesting assassin bug !
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Jun 28, 2010 01:13 |  #7

very cool! the only assassin bug I saw was green I think


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Jun 28, 2010 01:15 |  #8

peregrineflier wrote in post #10437319 (external link)
Spined Assassin Bugs (Sinea diadema)

Ahhh beat me to it!


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Jun 28, 2010 02:39 |  #9

love to see one of those, good captures.


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Jun 28, 2010 06:11 |  #10

thanks for the comments everyone! And thanks very much for the ID - I never would have found out what this guy was as it looks entirely different than most assassin bugs around here. Thanks again!

Edit: On further reading, it looks like this little one is a juvenile, as its wings have not yet fully formed. :)


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Jun 28, 2010 07:31 as a reply to  @ Don Komarechka's post |  #11

Great shots of a cool bug!


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Jun 28, 2010 14:05 |  #12

Great photo and amazing quality.




  
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Jun 28, 2010 15:50 |  #13

Whoa, nice shot!


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Jun 29, 2010 23:28 |  #14

Don Komarechka wrote in post #10439200 (external link)
thanks for the comments everyone! And thanks very much for the ID - I never would have found out what this guy was as it looks entirely different than most assassin bugs around here. Thanks again!

Edit: On further reading, it looks like this little one is a juvenile, as its wings have not yet fully formed. :)

You know how I found out what it was, I did a Google image searh on "strange bug" and there it was on the first page!


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Jun 30, 2010 07:51 |  #15

that is cool.




  
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