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Alien Bug Lands In Backyard
Posted: 26 July 2006 04:29 AM   [ Ignore ]
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“I have no clue what the heck this thing is. Some guys found it crawling in their backyard in the city. Anyone?” says break.com


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or:
http://www.break.com/index/alien_bug_found.html

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Posted: 26 July 2006 07:30 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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looks like some sort of giant hairy catipillar, but any further than that i aint got a clue.

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Posted: 26 July 2006 10:04 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Compared to the leg of that table in the picture, its pretty massive. About the size of a bird, it looks like.

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Posted: 26 July 2006 10:06 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I can’t see the picture downer

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Posted: 26 July 2006 10:16 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I’ll take a screen shot of it.

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Posted: 26 July 2006 10:21 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Here ya go.

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Posted: 26 July 2006 10:32 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Aww, it’s cute!

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Posted: 26 July 2006 10:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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It looks like a Shar-pei. Or however you spell it.

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Posted: 26 July 2006 10:48 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Thanks FlintJ!  LOL
How neat!
Looks like a mix between an asp caterpillar and a hag moth (or monkey) caterpillar.


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Hag moth caterpillar

I will have to look into this further.

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Posted: 26 July 2006 12:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Whatever this is, it surely is beautiful!  I wonder if it’s another hybrid?

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Posted: 26 July 2006 02:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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StartLizard is right, this really looks to be a hag moth caterpillar, also called monkey slug OR a puss moth.  Still images:  http://bugguide.net/node/view/452/bgimage

Puss moth:  http://bugguide.net/node/view/1403

Here’s the underbelly of one.  I’ve added the puss moth caterpillar as well.  I should also mention they are EACH one of a group of caterpillars that sting.  Don’t pick one of these up!  http://www.forestpests.org/publichealth/stingingcat.html

See also:  http://www.uky.edu/Ag/Entomology/entfacts/misc/ef003.htm

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Posted: 27 July 2006 02:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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All I see is some ugly ass bug I would like to step on…..I can’t stand hairy insects…

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