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May 13, 2015 8:03 AM CST
Name: 'CareBear'

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Can some one help me I D this funny looking bug. It flew around my house and at first I thought it was a humming bird. Then it appears to have two body parts with wings in the middle. One pair clear other black and silver. Almost like a dragon fly but larger. Back body with mouth like an assassin bug.
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May 13, 2015 11:23 AM CST

Sorry Stush, no idea. It looks like it's on steroids, whatever it is. Blinking

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May 13, 2015 12:06 PM CST
Name: Deborah
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Blinking Blinking That thing looks scary. Shrug! I'm all ears!
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May 13, 2015 12:25 PM CST
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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Maybe the eyed click beetle?
http://www.insectidentificatio...
http://aggie-horticulture.tamu...
It is one of the good guys, nice to have in the garden.
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May 14, 2015 8:10 AM CST
Name: 'CareBear'

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Big-eyed Elater or Eyed Click Beetle. Yes it is. Thanks all.
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May 14, 2015 8:34 AM CST

Is it one of the good guys I hope?

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May 14, 2015 8:38 AM CST
Name: tarev
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Yes it is!
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May 14, 2015 9:39 AM CST

Hurray!
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May 14, 2015 9:43 AM CST
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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Sometimes it is fun to see the "shock and awe" effect insects do to protect themselves. Only to find out it is just a decoration on their wings or body meant to scare and nothing more Big Grin
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May 14, 2015 4:09 PM CST
Name: Patti
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That is an amazing looking critter!!
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May 15, 2015 10:45 PM CST
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Those are awesome bugs!
I never saw one here as a kid, I'm pretty sure if it was here I'd have found em, they're huge! Always loved click beetles anyway...
About 4-5 years ago I started seeing them, they're a regular now, I wonder if they are pushing north...they can bite you a little, nothing to fear, no poison and it won't bleed, just a little pinch of they go down your shirt, not even as bad as these salt hungry Asian lady beetles that have taken over...
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