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Acanthocephala terminalis 2 by symbion-pandora Acanthocephala terminalis 2 by symbion-pandora
It had enough of me and toddled off. Large bugs, over an inch long.
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Marie--Wulf Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
I think had one of these in my room once and my friend told me it was a stink bug, so I left it alone to do it's thing until one day it disappeared.
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symbion-pandora Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, they are related to stink bugs/squash bugs. But I can't get a clear answer so far on whether this species actually gives off an offensive odor or not... or whether that's true of its entire family (Coreoidea)
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Maarika Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012   Digital Artist
Over an inch??? :iconwhywouldyoudothatplz::iconscaredplz: x___x
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symbion-pandora Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I would have put my hand in there for scale but it was already not happy about me being close so I didn't want to bother it more... XD
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Maarika Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012   Digital Artist
I wouldn't put my hand close to things like that... :icondeathstareplz:
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symbion-pandora Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I try to research any bugs I see, so I already know this one can't hurt me. XD I just didn't want to harass it anymore. Cos I'm sooo nice. There are some non-spiders out there that have powerful (non-venomous) bites but I haven't been really close to any.
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Maarika Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012   Digital Artist
It's always a good thing to know stuff like that. I wish I knew what the hell it was that bit me a while ago. :C
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symbion-pandora Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's harder to fear things when you understand them, this is also true about humans who are different from you. XD

Then again depends upon where you live, in NA there are really only 2 kinds of (potentially) deadly venomous spiders so statistically, if you see a spider, it's probably neither a recluse or black widow. So there isn't a lot of logical reason to panic seeing a spider here as long as you know how to ID those two. Most huge spiders you will see are totally harmless and healthy to have around because they prey upon pests. In other localities of the globe you may encounter many more deadly things than here *coughAustraliacough* and probably should run if you see a snake or spider, lolol.

We also only have... 3 kinds of really venomous snakes in NA, so not a lot of reason to freak out over them either. I'm probably spoiled and would get bitten by everything if i lived in a dangerous animal zone cos I'd go out and poke them like Steve Irwin. :iconbakacirnoplz:
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Maarika Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012   Digital Artist
Works for humans, but not for insects. :P I understand that craneflies for example can't do a thing to me, but try and stop me from getting the hell away from it as fast as I can. I don't want them near me.

I hope we don't have any venomous spiders here... O_O Ticks are probably the most dangerous bugs we have here since they may carry disease but you have to worry about them usually only when you go into the wilderness. I know we only have two species of snakes and only one is venomous. Snakes aren't scary to me if I know they're harmless. But all insects are still :icondonotwantplz: Can I just have my puppies and kittens and other fluffballs to pet please? They're cute and fluffy (and probably more dangerous than most insects lol). :iconloveloveplz:
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symbion-pandora Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah, I would have to take it away from you if you were here. Oooh, scary scary... :iconkimeemaruplz: (after I took some photos lolol :iconyukaritrollfaceplz: ) They are huge and very noticeable from a distance. but they only eat plants and tree sap, like most true bugs, so they're harmless. Although some related stinkbugs will give off a bad odor if you mess with them... I don't think this one does from what I have read. I've seen them around a lot since I moved here, and they basically just walk around really slowly and hang out and don't do much.
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Maarika Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012   Digital Artist
They may look harmless but I wouldn't know since there are bazillion insects out there and none of them look cute and cuddly so I can't help it. :C

I would have to be wearing glasses to see stuff like insects in the distance, but I usually don't so they'd have to be in my face before I notice them. But then I'd die. Dx
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symbion-pandora Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I saw this one on my balcony when I was inside looking out the window. So I went out to take photos b/c that is the first reaction everyone has to seeing a giant insect or freakish spider. Right? I'm totally normal? :iconmarisaplz: (I knew it wasn't any thing special or uncommon but I still like photographing bugs)

I still wouldn't blame someone for being startled by an insect this size if they don't know that it's harmless. It looks rather scary with the spikes on its legs and everything. Same as the average person would be scared by a cranefly, which looks like a gigantic monster mosquito but actually does nothing of danger or interest. It does look creepy and gross at first sight. I just trained myself out of the gross feeling (I still feel that way about dead bugs, but live ones don't bother me...)

the only thing that really bothers me that much are scorpions, and I don't know why. Looking at them makes my skin crawl. :< Maybe sometime I'll get rid of that, maybe not lol. Yet I'd still probably try to photograph one even as I was feeling all gross about it.
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Maarika Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012   Digital Artist
Actually, I've had that reaction too. I once had this huge spider crawling on my wall just next to my desk and after being freaked out I tried to take pics of it, but they all came out blurry. :C

Craneflies? So that's what they're called. I knew they were harmless but that sure doesn't stop them from BEING CREEPY AS HELL anyway. x____x

It's a good thing scorpions make your skin crawl, some of them could actually kill people. :V I don't find scorpions really gross though, probably because they remind me of lobsters. Which aren't all that cute but normal insects look freakier to me. :P
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symbion-pandora Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, they look really creepy but they are 110% harmless and cannot do anything to you. WHich is lucky because a mosquito that big would be the most horrible thing ever. :iconohmygodplz: Mosquitoes are the only insect I will regularly try to kill if it's in my house, because the bites swell up really huge on me and they will bite me repeatedly and make me miserable... I do end up killing ants sometimes but it's not because I want to kill them. It's because they are tiny and get in the way when I clean and I can't avoid it. x_x

That's true, some scorpions have a really powerful sting and it's not good to play with those. :P I've only seen them a couple of times when I lived in AZ, one house I lived in would get them in the summer and they had traps for them. But those are really small scorpions, and while I believe they can still sting, they weren't a deadly or particularly aggressive species by any means. Still looks gross though.

Maybe it's b/c their body looks weirdly glossy in a 'slimy' fashion, but that's something that doesn't bother me at all about snakes. So I don't exactly know why I find them disgusting. XD Or why for that matter, I'm not at all bothered by most spiders although I think there are some types that look more gross than others, like the way the legs attach to the body of widow spiders looks somehow repulsive to me... silverfish used to repulse me but I guess I became inured to it. They are fascinating creatures in a biological sense (can live up to like, 7 years...) But they still can eat books so they are bad mmk. :icondeathglareplz:
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Maarika Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012   Digital Artist
I kill mosquitoes too when they try to bite me. But I find killing insects really icky, so I don't like doing it. *shudder* Dead or alive, I still find them repulsive. D8 Eww

We don't have scorpions here, but we do have silverfish. They don't really bother me unless they come too close to me, like on my desk/BOOKSHELVES or something. :icondeathglareplz: I wonder if spiders eat them...
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