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Insects and other Creepy Crawlies

Post by Flutterby » Wed May 23, 2012 10:53 am

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Re: Insects and other Creepy Crawlies

Post by Flutterby » Wed May 23, 2012 10:53 am

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Does anyone know what insect this is? We watched it stalk and catch a rain spider, kill it and then drag it to a hole in the wall. Sorry for the quality of the pics, but I took them with my cell phone.

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Re: Insects and other Creepy Crawlies

Post by Dewi » Wed May 23, 2012 10:54 am

Great shots Fluts. \O

I know there are species of wasps that paralyses larger insects such as spiders etc. then seal them in a hole after laying an egg on them. When the egg hatches, the larvae have a ready supplied living meal to feed on. I think this may be one of those wasps, but don't know the name.

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Re: Insects and other Creepy Crawlies

Post by Flutterby » Wed May 23, 2012 10:54 am

Tx Dewi, we thought it might be a type of wasp. After the spider was dead, the 'wasp' kept going back to the hole as if to to check on something.

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Re: Insects and other Creepy Crawlies

Post by Flutterby » Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:04 pm

Not sure of their names, but very pretty anyway. ;-)

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Re: Insects and other Creepy Crawlies

Post by Dewi » Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:03 pm

Hi Fluts,

Great pics.

Think they are....

1. Spotted Joker?
2. Eyed Pansy.
3. Yellow Pansy.

(but feel free to correct the above if anyone knows I've made a mistake).
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Re: Insects and other Creepy Crawlies

Post by Flutterby » Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:47 am

Tx Dewi...can you ID every living creature on earth??? =O: =O: \O

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Re: Insects and other Creepy Crawlies

Post by Dewi » Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:40 pm

Nope, as you can see, I'm not sure about the first one Fluts. =O:

I just like to know what I'm looking at and see if I can find out when someone is unsure.

I get some horribly wrong sometimes, but still enjoy looking them up. Just wish I had more reference material on SA insects as I'm stuck to looking for images on the internet with these.

I normally see a pic and think Wow, what's that? Then rush off to see if I can find out what it is for myself.
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Re: Insects and other Creepy Crawlies

Post by Flutterby » Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:30 pm

Well, tx for all your effort!!! \O \O

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Re: Insects and other Creepy Crawlies

Post by mems » Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:24 am

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