Looking for a bug

Discussion in 'General Science & Technology' started by one_raven, Jul 25, 2008.

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  1. Enmos Staff Member

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    No prob.
    See my picture of you in the picture thread (the 3rd)

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  3. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    am I flailing away, screaming in the water? lol
    I'll go look
     
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  5. one_raven God is a Chinese Whisper Valued Senior Member

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    This is about the closest so far.
    Maybe it's a different model of the same brand?

    If I see it again, I will do whatever I can to catch it (safely) and take a picture of it.
    I've been living in this house for over a year and this is the first I've seen one, however.
     
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    What about this one ?

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    Apparently it is a Golden-backed Snipe Fly (Chrysopilus thoracicus), but the all-black version.
    Golden-backed Snipe Fly:

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    There is a problem however, most Snipe Flies aren't that big..
    This one is about 10 mm (about the size of a Housefly).
     
  8. one_raven God is a Chinese Whisper Valued Senior Member

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    The other problem is that the wings don't cover the abdomen like on a moth.
    *sigh*
     
  9. Enmos Staff Member

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    Can you make a drawing ? It would help tremendously..
    So far I, well we, have about exhausted every reasonable possibility.
    We need some more pointers

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  10. one_raven God is a Chinese Whisper Valued Senior Member

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    HAH!
    You haven't seen my drawings.

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    It looks like a moth made of pewter with clear and black wing panels like a cicada.
    That's about the best I can do.
    If that doesn't help, my drawings certainly won't.
     
  11. Enmos Staff Member

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    Try me

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    A picture really does say more than a thousand words, even a bad one.
    The basic body shape for instance.. it's hard to describe it in words.
    You and I may not have the same understanding of 'moth-shaped'.
    Moths have a variety of body shapes to make it more complicated.

    Besides, wouldn't it be fun ?

    Please

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  12. Sciencelovah Registered Senior Member

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    I know these aren't the right one (they don't have moth-like wings), but their wings
    cover their abdomen. Could it be any of these:

    Soldier fly:

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    Or this:

    Dung fly:

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    Or this:

    horse fly:

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  13. Enmos Staff Member

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    It might be some type of Horsefly.. but I doubt it.
     
  14. Sciencelovah Registered Senior Member

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    One-raven said the size is about 1 inch. I wonder, what is the maximum size of
    fly family?? I never seen anyone bigger than 1.5 cm..

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  15. Enmos Staff Member

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    Holy shit, look at this one !

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    I'm not implying this might be the one, it's from Indonesia.
    But it's a plant hopper !
     
  16. Enmos Staff Member

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    They exist. But it doesn't have to be a True Fly.
    A lot of insect orders superficially resemble the True Flies.
    http://www.earthlife.net/insects/orders.html
     
  17. Sciencelovah Registered Senior Member

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    Owww... Sulawesi bug! Whatta big wing! That looks like B3 bomber. Or something

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  18. Enmos Staff Member

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    You know it ?
     
  19. Sciencelovah Registered Senior Member

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    No, I didn't know, but its properties said it is a Sulawesi bug. Sulawesi is one of the
    bigest island of my country.

    p.s.: was sciforums down for the last 5-10 minutes, Enmos? I couldn't access it.
     
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    Ah

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    Yea it was..


    @One Raven:

    This is a long shot but what about this one:

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  22. one_raven God is a Chinese Whisper Valued Senior Member

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    I really think it's one of those clearwing moths that were mentioned early on.
     
  23. one_raven God is a Chinese Whisper Valued Senior Member

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    What the hell is up with those wings?
    It is an illusion, or are they shaped like a corner?
     
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