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One ugly critter

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by Harry Lavo, Jun 2, 2007.

  1. Sometimes we may not want to see the world close-up. The critter below, attached to the door jamb of the outhouse at my older sister's cabin, sent my kid sister screaming from the john.

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    Anybody know what it is?
  2. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Omg that is a fugly one
    Don't have a clue what it is

    Harry or Bob will know
  3. LMAO, Thanks Gale, I know have learned a new word thanks to you!!!

    That is one nasty looking critter, and looks like it might also have a nasty bite!
  4. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    lol Sandi
    You haven't heard that one.

    Fun word
  5. Dam!! I thought camel spiders were ugly!!

    What the heck is that thing?
  6. My husband's seen them, but he has no idea what they are. Like the rest of us - he wants to know.

  7. Its the main bug from the 1st "Men in Black" movie:tongue:
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 3, 2007
  8. Harry, that's a Stone Fly larva (Order Plecoptera). Usually, they inhabit fast running, cool waters, clutched to stones or dead wood. Only before reaching the adult stage they leave the water.

    IMO - not ugly at all.

  9. Sounds like you have it right. The outhouse sits on top of a stony cliff on the bank of a fast-moving creek (riffle spot). The bugs were on the cast-concrete frame of the outhouse. All consistent with your description. Thanks so much, other Harry!
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