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Old 06-14-2009, 07:28 PM
 
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Saw something today on the patio that was freaky. Looked like a big palmetto bug(roach) but it had two gigantic eyes and it would hop straight up when we tried to kill it. Any ideas on what this creature might have been?
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Old 06-14-2009, 09:36 PM
 
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I am going to guess a Cicada bug, they are the ones that make the buzzing noise.
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Old 06-15-2009, 05:12 AM
 
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Sounds like an "e*** elater" . Harmless. Don't know why the name won't post! But it's spelled e-y-e-d.
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Old 06-15-2009, 05:20 AM
 
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OMG!!! That thing is FREAKY! I had to Google Image it, because I'd never heard of it. Wow!
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Old 06-15-2009, 05:42 AM
 
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Eeewww! I think bugguy is right! It's actually really nice having a bug expert on the forum.

So I have one for the bugguy. About a month ago DH took labby out for his AM walk and noticed a couple of slugs in the street. Upon closer inspection they were groups of worms in slime moving slowly and coming/oozing from the lawn. We searched the web and couldn't find anything. We sprayed them and haven't seen anymore. Any idea's?
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Old 06-15-2009, 06:28 AM
 
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Sounds like an "e*** elater" . Harmless. Don't know why the name won't post! But it's spelled e-y-e-d.
Thanks...those eyes are quite disturbing. Seemed harmless but I hope its the last one I see
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Old 06-15-2009, 06:32 AM
 
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Sounds like an "e*** elater" . Harmless. Don't know why the name won't post! But it's spelled e-y-e-d.
Wow..I just looked it up!!! Dead on bug guy!! That was it. Cool..I appreciate your guiding me there.
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Old 06-15-2009, 07:24 AM
 
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Not sure without a better description. We have several species of slugs, snails, worms and leeches around here.


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Eeewww! I think bugguy is right! It's actually really nice having a bug expert on the forum.

So I have one for the bugguy. About a month ago DH took labby out for his AM walk and noticed a couple of slugs in the street. Upon closer inspection they were groups of worms in slime moving slowly and coming/oozing from the lawn. We searched the web and couldn't find anything. We sprayed them and haven't seen anymore. Any idea's?
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Old 06-15-2009, 07:44 AM
 
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Oh Holy God that was disgusting. I was nervous opening up the image of them now I'm freaked out. I hope I don't ever see one LOL
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Old 06-15-2009, 08:23 AM
 
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Not sure without a better description. We have several species of slugs, snails, worms and leeches around here.
Well, it was a bunch of worms just moving in a huge mass, one mass looked like it had a white large larve in the center. They were all like a quarter of an inch maybe and like I said it was just a gooey/slimey moving mass. they were just seeping out of one area of our grass. We thought maybe maggots but they wern't that big. Definately not a slug or snail. The mass was as large as a big slug and at first apperance that what it looked like until further inspection.
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