The COOL-ass bug thread


#181

Do you know what is it?


#182

A nasty ass red bug? Nope


#183

I looked for red coleoptera taiwan and… I think it’s probably this one:

EDIT: sorry, this one (red legged):

Really weird distribution.


#184

Don’t think so. Head really different, and yours has noticeable pincers, for one thing


#185

ACtually I was thinking the same, but I thought that it could be explained by sexual dismorphism, but maybe I need to keep researching!


#186

Could it be this one? Maybe the photographer can ID it.


#187

Er… you forgot something :wink:


#188

Cissites cephalotes

http://taibif.tw/zh/namecode/334065


#189

Ah, yes of course lol.


#190

So cool looking!


#191

No.


#192

Not exactly a bug, but…


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#196

So I buy these bed sheets on sale, right? They looked new, they smelled new. They come in a sealed plastic bag. Before washing them, I test them to see if they fit well on my bed or if I need to change them. Lo and behold, after putting them on, I see these little specks of what I thought was lint. Weird. Even weirder when the above mentioned lint started making its way along the bed.

Please note at this point that Auntie Peng just got her first pair of reading glasses.

To make the long story short, the bed sheets awere full of tiny crumb size spiders. Most of them met a watery end in the washing machine, but at least one managed to wake me up by trailing down my nose at 3am.


#197

HAOKEPA!
:fearful:


Snakes!
#198

Not my own photo. I found one of these guys lurking in the compost a few weeks ago. He seemed a bit grumpy about being rooted out so I just covered him up again.

Apparently they’re not venomous, but I didn’t know that at the time.


#199

You mean in your compost heap in Philippines, right?


#200

Scorpions are technically arachnids, aren’t they? You could put this in the spidey thread. Heh, thread…like what spiders make…


#201

oh, so there is a spider thread? I did ask about that.