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Old 07-06-2009, 08:03 PM
 
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Default Large black bug

Anyone see a big black flying bug that looks like a cross between a large cockroach and a beetle? It has very long black antennas that are thick. Are there cockroaches that look like this or was this a beetle or something else. It just didn't quite seem like anything I could name. It wasn't a rhinocerus beetle because I've seen plenty of those in Florida.
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Old 07-06-2009, 08:04 PM
 
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Probably a June Beetle... about the biggest thing you'll see up here
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Old 07-06-2009, 09:58 PM
 
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i think you are referring to a water bug. Nasty looking things that look like a roach on steroids.
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Old 07-07-2009, 04:52 AM
 
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Some possibilities:

Long Horned Pine Sawyers - eNature: FieldGuides: Species Detail

Asian Longhorned Beetle - Asian Longhorned Beetle Public Identification
IF it looks like this, notify someone immediately. These are nasty, invasive bugs that need to be eradicated. I don't know if they've been spotted in this area yet though.

Giant Water Bug - GIANT WATER BUG (http://www.eduwebs.org/bugs/giant_water_bug.htm - broken link)




file:///C:/Users/Melanie/AppData/Local/Temp/moz-screenshot.jpg (broken link)
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Old 07-07-2009, 10:42 PM
 
Location: Mineola, NY
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I saw one today at the salon I was in near my home! Like you mentioned, it looked like a black flying cockroach and when it landed on the young lady doing my nails I almost passed out. She simply flicked it away and got rid of it.
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Old 07-09-2009, 04:47 PM
 
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Is there such a thing as a flying cockroach? or is that a waterbug?
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Old 07-09-2009, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Stony Brook
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its a palmeto bug.(a roach with wings!)
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Old 07-09-2009, 05:35 PM
 
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[quote=lialleycat;9638453]Some possibilities:

Long Horned Pine Sawyers - eNature: FieldGuides: Species Detail

Asian Longhorned Beetle - Asian Longhorned Beetle Public Identification
IF it looks like this, notify someone immediately. These are nasty, invasive bugs that need to be eradicated. I don't know if they've been spotted in this area yet though.

Giant Water Bug - GIANT WATER BUG (http://www.eduwebs.org/bugs/giant_water_bug.htm - broken link)



Ew,Ew,Ew.
I hate bugs. At my friends house in Florida they can grow big enough to ring your door bell.
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Old 07-09-2009, 05:51 PM
 
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Ew,Ew,Ew.
I hate bugs. At my friends house in Florida they can grow big enough to ring your door bell.
That's why I live in the North, the bugs decline over the winter instead of growing to the size of a mini-cooper! LOL.

Bugs are cool though. There's a hell of a lot more of them there are of us.

I'm one of the few women that when someone yells "Spider!" - I'm running toward it to check it out! Actually have someone bringing me a spider to id at work tomorrow. On purpose. LOL!
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Old 06-19-2010, 08:03 PM
 
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Broadnecked Root Borer is probably what you have seen. Popular in the Northeast US & Southern Canada and can be as big as the other insects mentioned.. go here to confirm... [url=http://www.uvm.edu/albeetle/identification/index.html]Asian Longhorned Beetle Public Identification[/url]
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