Lauren
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Lauren asked in Science & MathematicsBotany · 8 years ago

what kind of insect is this?! pic included?

Update:

no it cant be it has 6 legs so its a type of insect. the butt part has the little split liiike an earwig or something thos types of insects have a class of their own. and another clue is the antenna end in a point instead of a "ball". i just cant find it anywhere online.

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  • 8 years ago
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    It looks a lot like a walking stick insect. There are many species though. There are giant versions of those in Indonesia.

    http://www.worldmostamazingthings.com/2011/11/amaz...

    Here is an amazingly well photographed example of a stick insect that vaguely resembles it. There are a lot of species because they are a dominant form on some islands and very widespread. It might be hard to find the exact species but your general location like Pacific Northwest, the South or wherever would help find the bug.

    http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/staticfi...

    It comes from this rather cool blog or whatever it is. It is a whole bunch of national geographic pictures for the day. They do have great photographers.

    http://ngphotooftheday.blogspot.com/2008_11_05_arc...

    The tail looks like some walking sticks. The general layout of the rest of the insect looks like it might be an assassin bug relative. If it had a large syringe like mouth part then it was probably some type of assassin bug or a real bug technically speaking. Bugs have stabbing mouth parts but in common usage bugs means any arthropod practically.

    Here is an example of what those look like.

    http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/chatham/ag/SustAg/GSFgraph...

    After seeing that I am leaning towards some sort of assassin bug.

  • 3 years ago

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  • topaz
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    It's a nymph of one of the true bugs (Hemiptera), possibly one of the assassin bugs. If you want to browse through some of the photos (mostly of adults) try this website http://bugguide.net/node/view/94266/bgpage

    Or, you can use the ID Request tab and submit your photo to them for an identification.

  • Scott
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    I don't know ??? might be some sort of a spider, but it only has 6 legs , so that wouldn't be classified as a spider... and that's probably why people are not responding... cause they don't know either

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  • Harold
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    It looks like a long horned cockroach although it could be a house cricket.

  • 8 years ago

    Maybe a thrip or a spring tail

  • 8 years ago

    is it a spider????

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