I'M COMING OUT!

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    May 27, 2013 6:31 PM GMT
    OK, three cicada threads is probably enough. But look at this captured today. They're white when they first emerge. Ain't he (she) precious. icon_wink.gif

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    May 27, 2013 6:43 PM GMT
    They for sure are nice little things ......
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    May 27, 2013 7:32 PM GMT
    I love cicadas!
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    May 27, 2013 7:36 PM GMT
    Can we go back to: find the ant/lady bug pics?

    These really freak me out--the end is near; freak me out.
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    May 27, 2013 9:23 PM GMT
    One is cute. Thousands of them wriggling out of their shells is disturbing.
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    May 27, 2013 9:47 PM GMT
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  • Rhi_Bran

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    May 28, 2013 12:36 AM GMT
    People have been obsessed with cicadas on this site recently. Is there a 17 year brood hatching somewhere?

    EDIT: Yes they're adorable. I love bugs, all except mosquitoes and centipedes. Mosquitoes are assholes and centipedes bite for no reason and can leave necrotic wounds.
  • Just_Tim

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    May 28, 2013 3:29 AM GMT
    Rhi_Bran saidPeople have been obsessed with cicadas on this site recently. Is there a 17 year brood hatching somewhere?

    EDIT: Yes they're adorable. I love bugs, all except mosquitoes and centipedes. Mosquitoes are assholes and centipedes bite for no reason and can leave necrotic wounds.


    Also centipedes look scary as hell. Terrifying really.
  • LJay

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    May 28, 2013 3:35 AM GMT
    Sorry, but I am not brave enough to eat them.
  • JohnDoe9688

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    May 28, 2013 3:40 AM GMT
    Rhi_Bran saidPeople have been obsessed with cicadas on this site recently. Is there a 17 year brood hatching somewhere?


    They've started arriving in the DC/Baltimore area already, not sure about anywhere else. I hate these things, and we had them 9 years ago but apparently this is a different species so we'll have them again in 8 years. icon_mad.gif
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    May 28, 2013 3:45 AM GMT
    There is a bald-faced hornet building a small nest (about the size of a golf ball) on my back porch. I will see if I can get a photo of it tomorrow. I've never seen one up close---it's black and white and quite intimidating.
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    May 28, 2013 3:52 AM GMT
    Oh, dear lordy...
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    May 28, 2013 4:05 AM GMT
    back in the early 80's I would scare the hell out of my nephew who was around 5 at the time by taking cicadas and throwing them at him or placing them on his head then I scream Oh no, you have cicootiesicon_twisted.gif now he does the same thing with his kids.
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    May 29, 2013 12:49 AM GMT
    MikeOnMain saidThere is a bald-faced hornet building a small nest (about the size of a golf ball) on my back porch. I will see if I can get a photo of it tomorrow. I've never seen one up close---it's black and white and quite intimidating.


    There was a nest of those near a campsite I was camping at last summer. For the most part, they just avoid people and catch all the other little pests that are attracted to camps. Females however are viciously protective of the nest, even moreso than yellowjackets, so I recommend avoiding the nest altogether.
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    May 29, 2013 12:53 AM GMT
    A little misleading, but, interesting none the less.
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    May 31, 2013 10:28 PM GMT
    Hundreds of cicada holes along a rock-solid path. Don't know how they burrow out of that.

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    May 31, 2013 10:56 PM GMT
    MikeOnMain saidThere is a bald-faced hornet building a small nest (about the size of a golf ball) on my back porch. I will see if I can get a photo of it tomorrow. I've never seen one up close---it's black and white and quite intimidating.


    Interesting. Seems it's a yellow jacket, not a true hornet per http://ento.psu.edu/extension/factsheets/baldfaced-hornet

    I remember yellow jackets from the north as capable of stinging but only if you bother them. Not sure about your variety.

    In my new location I've got a real cool wasp. Huge and beautiful and not aggressive at all. I go right over to them and they don't even notice me. It's this guy http://bugguide.net/node/view/20672 a scoliid wasp.

    wrestlervic saidHundreds of cicada holes along a rock-solid path. Don't know how they burrow out of that.


    There's grass coming through there too. Some things might have a lot of compressive strength but no tensile strength, thus reinforced steel to get the benefits of both.

    I don't know what material I'm looking at in the pic but that ground might support a lot of weight pushing down on it from above ie someone walking, but might not have the strength to hold together against something pushing up from below, ie a blade of grass or the random cidada.
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    May 31, 2013 10:57 PM GMT