Thursday, July 25, 2013

A new friend

Ok, I'm not very afraid of small insects and bugs, but I do prefer NOT to have them in my room at night. Every evening I find an insect, wierder then the other and this fellow refused to leave my room the other day. I mean, what on earth is this? A walking stick? A grasshopper? About 8cm tall! And you should have seen the spider I captured the other day ... it felt like I was back in Australia because the body on that spider would probably frighten most females on this earth. I certainly prefer them staying outside in the nature where they belong. I wouldn't like to wake up in the middle of the night with this creature on my cheek. And do remind me to take a close up photo of a cicade, this music playing animal must be one of the ugliest on this planet, some combination between a frog and an enormous fly. Will try to snatch one of them and show you all!

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  1. A Praying Mantis, I HATE THEM! aaaahhh, Fy fabian!

    Cecilia

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    1. Yes, they are not very pleasant. And they CHANGE colour depending on the environment apparently! Ugggghhhhhhhhh....

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  2. Ah I am happy Stina back.
    Horrible insect but nice picture.
    Stay in pool even here too hot!
    Hugs
    Uta

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  3. That's Repulsive! Ah, is that what it is Cecilia?

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    1. Ha, ha ha ... Sorry, yes it is, but also fascinating!!

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    2. Yup, it is ahha! It's true it has a certain elegance to it but I find it disgusting! I used to live in South Africa 96-00 with my family and they used to sit on the walls outside. Blarghhh I'd run for dear life....but then ultimately walk up and have a closer, albeit tentative look at them HAHAH. EWWW!
      It's like that love-disgust feeling hihi!
      Cecilia

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  4. It actually is a very beautiful insect, eventhough a little scary of course ;)

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    1. Yes, in some weird way it has an elegance to it!

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  5. Whatever he is he appears to have hair on his midsection. Ha ha. Your mention of cicadas reminds me of a trip I took alone, which included driving through Mississippi. As I was going down a two-lane highway covered in kudzu, I heard a horrible screeching noise non-stop for miles. I thought for sure that the belts on my car must be squealing and ready to break. It was nerve-wracking since I was all alone. I pulled into a gas station, opened my door and realized all the screeching was being done by cicadas. They were so loud I could hear them with my car windows closed. I don't even want to imagine how many millions there were hiding in that kudzu. *Shudder*

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    1. Oh my Kim,

      What a story! Yes they are incredible noisy as a matter of fact! So load and even one cicada can make the most load noise!

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  6. In Greece it's unofficial name is : " Holly Mary's horse" and it should bring good Luck to the house it enters!
    Hope it is gonna help with positive energy anyhow! 🐛🐝🐜😉

    Mel

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    1. It does! Wish I know that directly!!!

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  7. vacuum cleaners are a womans best friend in these circumstances ;)

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    1. Ha, ha but we don't want the vacuum cleaner full of insects!

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  8. Hi, Stina....this is a European mantis. You can see this not every day! In german we call it : Gottesanbeterin !
    Greetings from germany. Anne

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  9. Oooh en bönsyrsa. Fresh! Jag brukade drömma om sådana när jag var yngre. Det kryllade tusentals limegröna bönsyrsor upp i min säng där jag såg mig själv sova. Vaknade skrikandes varje gång. Har dock aldrig sett en "live" utan bara på naturprogram. Men som sagt, dom är samtidigt farschinerande med sina alienögon och razorarmar

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