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What Is This?!?

Tue Sep 12, 2000 2:43 am

Hi,

Even though this is in the non-aviation forum, it may sound very weird.

This story starts about 4 weeks ago. I am in my room and something catches my eye, I looked down at the carpet and here's this small, black bug. I tried to kill it, but it flew away. The same occurence happend 2 more times and I couldn't even desrcibe how the bug looked.

Last night, I saw it walking around on the floor again. It is a long and narrow black bug, sometimes it flies short distances. This time, I was able to hit it with a magazine, I hit it hard too. After I hit it, it start making weird "pop" noises, as it made the noises, it seemed to pop inside as well. This may sound like a very odd thing to post on airliners.net, but I have tried to search for it to find info.

BTW, after I hit it, it quit the noises and scampered away under furniture.

Can anyone please give me some info on this bug, is it dangerous?

Thanks very much!

Best and Kind Regards,

B744
 
Delta777-XXX
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RE: What Is This?!?

Tue Sep 12, 2000 3:18 am

LOL!!!      

I have never heard of such!
 
polaris
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RE: What Is This?!?

Tue Sep 12, 2000 3:24 am

...it's always difficult when you stop doing drugs, isn't it?... 
 
Guest

RE: What Is This?!?

Tue Sep 12, 2000 3:35 am

Drugs? Never have touched, never will.

Does anyone have any idea what it could be??

(It is really starting to piss me off, that damn bug!)

LOL!

Rgds,

B744

 
iflycoach
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RE: What Is This?!?

Tue Sep 12, 2000 6:27 am

You need to get off airliners.net (How Could I Say Such A Thing) Turn Of Your Computer, & Get Some Sleep!
 
Guest

RE: What Is This?!?

Tue Sep 12, 2000 6:34 am

I guess I was frustrated about it when I posted this, but I can't find anything about it. I don't spend much time on airliners.net, just in the evening and night.

Why do you say that, Iflycoach?
 
redngold
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RE: What Is This?!?

Tue Sep 12, 2000 6:55 am

Librarian to the rescue!!!

Try this link: http://www.insect-world.com/insects/six.html Maybe you can figure out what it is.

If it's making a popping sound, and it flies, it is probably some type of beetle.
I don't know about the insects in the Southwest, but I would suppose you could narrow your search down by specifying the Texas-type climate (is Austin in a humid area, or are you in a semi-arid area? I've never been there).

Good luck.

redngold
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RE: What Is This?!?

Tue Sep 12, 2000 6:55 am

Maybe it was just a harmless dragonfly you tried to swat! Or an ichneumon wasp. I'm not an expert on bugs and other creepy-crawlies, but these two have long, narrow bodies and can fly. Both are harmless, I can tell you that. Don't know about the popping noises, though.

Are you sure your not seeing or hearing things that aren't there are you?
 
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RE: What Is This?!?

Tue Sep 12, 2000 7:41 am

??? What do you mean? I have seen this thing a few times. I hit it once and it did make noises, they are very hard to decribe, trust me, I'm not seeing or hearing anything that doesn't exist.

BTW, thanks Redngold!!

Rgds,

B744
 
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RE: What Is This?!?

Tue Sep 12, 2000 7:45 am

Just Giving You A Hard Time

 

BTW: I Have Never Crushed A Bug And Heard It Go Pop!
 
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RE: What Is This?!?

Tue Sep 12, 2000 7:51 am

LOL!

Hey, Redngold, u know of any other website that has pictures?

Thanks!

Regards,

B744

BTW, that bug keeps pissing me off.

LOL!
 
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RE: What Is This?!?

Tue Sep 12, 2000 7:55 am

I just looked up "insects" on Yahoo! and that's the best one I found quickly. Hmm... let's see... be back in a sec...



Ahh... This one's supposed to have pics. http://www.coleoptera.org/ It's named after the beetle genus. I really think you have a beetle that snapped it's wings at you when you hit it. They can do that, you know...

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iflycoach
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RE: What Is This?!?

Tue Sep 12, 2000 7:57 am

Hmmm..... I Got It!
Go Find Another One Of These But Before You Do Go Ask The Guys In The Photo Room How To Take A Picture. Then When You Seed On Take Either You Nikon Camera Body Or A Newspapper Give It A Good Wack Get The File Developed & Maybe We Could Give Ya Some More Help. D

Also On A More Serious Note Did This Bug Look A Little Like A Wasp Or Have Like A Straw Nose?
 
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RE: What Is This?!?

Tue Sep 12, 2000 7:59 am

Cripes that wasn't a very good source... That's probably too scientific for your needs. Let me look again...


Any of these look remotely like what's pesting you? http://phylogeny.arizona.edu/tree/eukaryotes/animals/arthropoda/hexapoda/coleoptera/coleoptera.html

redngold
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Guest

RE: What Is This?!?

Tue Sep 12, 2000 8:09 am

Thanks guys!

Let me go check!
 
Guest

RE: What Is This?!?

Tue Sep 12, 2000 8:30 am

Iflycoach, this did look like a wasp.
 
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RE: What Is This?!?

Wed Sep 13, 2000 3:34 am

Dam!!!
I think I have seen somthing like it!
Let me go see if they are any more outside and maybe I can get a picture of one.
 
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RE: What Is This?!?

Wed Sep 13, 2000 3:45 am

Great!
 
redngold
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RE: Ouch!

Wed Sep 13, 2000 4:08 am

Would you believe that after all of this discussion, I went home last night, popped into bed and got stung by a yellow jacket that had chosen my bed as a nice landing pad?

OUCH!!!  

redngold
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RE: What Is This?!?

Wed Sep 13, 2000 4:50 am

We still don't know what this gosh darn bug is??
 
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RE: Ouch!

Wed Sep 13, 2000 5:21 am

Ironic!!

Ouch!!!!!!!

I hate wasps.

 

Rgds,

B744

BTW, that bug is missing me off again.

LOLOLOLOOLOLOLO  ))))))))))
 
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RE: What Is This?!?

Wed Sep 13, 2000 5:50 am

It's nothing but a common "click" beetle. I have had them appear from no-where and annoy me for a little while. when you try to swat them or catch them they make little pop and click noises.

This beetle is hard to squash as it has very good armour, the sounds it makes are just warnings for other insects and animals that may try to harm it.

Catch it in a jam jar and let it outside.

mb
 
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RE: What Is This?!?

Wed Sep 13, 2000 6:20 am

THANKS MX5BOY!!

That bug was pissing me off. (Again)

LOOOLOOLOLOLOLLL


 

Rgds,

B744

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