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mazinger_z
03-11-2010, 03:32 PM
i got totally freaked out this morning by seeing this 1/2 inch long bug on my kitchen counter. It looked like a mini-lobster with its rear pair of legs being the longest. It was also lobster colored (pre-boiled). It also has like a red W or red triangles in a W shape on the back. Does this sound like anything to anybody?

CC
03-11-2010, 03:49 PM
Was it shiny? Did it have noticeable antennae? Would you say it was a beetle? Did it move? Was its back/body flat and parallel to the table? Looked like a lobster in what way? Pincers? Same color as a lobster in what way? Green? Brown? A little help might go a long way here.

Squink
03-11-2010, 03:49 PM
Box elder bug? (http://images.google.com/images?um=1&hl=en&safe=off&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&tbs=isch%3A1&sa=1&q=box+elder+bug&btnG=Search&start=0)

Covered_In_Bees!
03-11-2010, 03:51 PM
Was it a silverfish (http://forumgarden.com/forums/attachments/general-chit-chat/13375d1172174410-orrible-tiny-bugs-im-my-house-silverfish.jpg)?

What about a centipede (http://beaumontpc.net/images/pests/centipede/centipede.jpg)? Though I don't know if they come in half inch varieties.

jayjay
03-11-2010, 03:58 PM
Young mole cricket (http://insectidentification.org/insect-description.asp?identification=Northern-Mole-Cricket)?

Covered_In_Bees!
03-11-2010, 04:02 PM
Probably not the bug you were accosted by, but was it a jerusalem cricket (http://imnotdrunk.com/images/jerusalem-cricket.jpg).

I mostly wanted to link to a picture of said crickets because they get fucking huge and I am pretty sure they are not of this planet.

purplehorseshoe
03-11-2010, 04:47 PM
Some pics of Jerusalem crickets make them look like children's toys: big, shiny dark eyes, a head that looks like it was made out of lacquered wood ...

Other pics, not so cute.

I thought the OP was talking about a centipede or a silverfish, too, except for the red triangle part. I have no idea what that would indicate.

hellpaso
03-11-2010, 06:46 PM
Some pics of Jerusalem crickets make them look like children's toys: big, shiny dark eyes, a head that looks like it was made out of lacquered wood ...

Other pics, not so cute.

I thought the OP was talking about a centipede or a silverfish, too, except for the red triangle part. I have no idea what that would indicate.
They used to call those "baby heads". I wonder where the OP is located? That could help narrow it down. I initially thought of a "vinegaroon", but they said it was 1/2 inch--so a vinegaroon would be much bigger (unless it was a baby).

CC
03-11-2010, 06:54 PM
We're getting little to go on, here. I propose that in the absence of any legitimate information, we make up some shit. In my estimation, the "bug" you observed was probably an Eliglaphoreisis hemeronesis.

panache45
03-11-2010, 06:58 PM
We're getting little to go on, here. I propose that in the absence of any legitimate information, we make up some shit. In my estimation, the "bug" you observed was probably an Eliglaphoreisis hemeronesis.

But I never saw an Eliglaphoreisis hemeronesis with a "red W" on its back. "Red M" would be more accurate.

KneadToKnow
03-11-2010, 07:03 PM
Giant beetle (http://news.bbc.co.uk/olmedia/1930000/images/_1933375_beetle1_300.jpg), a.k.a. "holy shit bug"?

GuanoLad
03-11-2010, 07:52 PM
I'm guessing it's a pseudo-scorpion (http://bit.ly/aUy9QF).

CC
03-11-2010, 08:15 PM
I'm guessing it's a pseudo-scorpion (http://bit.ly/aUy9QF)."red W or red triangles in a W shape"? "rear pair of legs being the longest"? Nah. Doubt it.

Covered_In_Bees!
03-11-2010, 08:15 PM
I'm guessing it's a pseudo-scorpion (http://bit.ly/aUy9QF).

Jesus christ! Oh wait, look how small (http://climate.uvic.ca/people/ewiebe/photos/pseudoscorpion.lrg.jpeg) it is. Aw :)

I still maintain that jerusalem (http://angelfire.com/oh3/elytraandantenna/USInsects/images/Sfuscus.jpg) crickets (http://simplegiftsfarm.com/images/big-yellowblack-striped-body-red-head-6-legs-los-angeles-ca-21115099.jpg) are extraterrestial beings. I mean we all know this thing's (http://news.bbc.co.uk/olmedia/1930000/images/_1933375_beetle1_300.jpg) horn is for defense and engaging in combat with other beetles. Now look at the JCricket, no visible means of defense against huge enemies like humans. Only those large innocent-looking spring powered rear legs. You know what those are for right?

JUMPING AT YOUR FACE!!!! (http://stanford.edu/~siegelr/dish/potatobug11-23-06.jpg)

YamatoTwinkie
03-12-2010, 10:19 AM
Earwig (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earwig)?

mazinger_z
03-12-2010, 02:31 PM
My question has been answered in the Qadop's bug thread. Special thanks to mozchron and Palooka.

CC
03-12-2010, 02:45 PM
For those of us who were mildly curious, maybe you could provide a link? And do you mean Qadgop the Mercotan? He's our local faith healer. What did he have to say about your little friend? Where's his thread?

mazinger_z
03-12-2010, 03:02 PM
Sorry, it's post 16 in this thread (http://boards.academicpursuits.us/sdmb/showthread.php?t=555547) that I was referring to. Thanks everyone, and you too.

GuanoLad
03-12-2010, 06:36 PM
That's weird. I answered Qadgop's question in this thread, and they answered your question in his thread.

Wacky.

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