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Freakiest Caterpillar I ever did see *don't look if you don't like monsters*

Old 09-11-11, 10:21 PM
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Freakiest Caterpillar I ever did see *don't look if you don't like monsters*

This was on a tree at the folks' house.

I for one welcome our new alien overlords.
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Old 09-11-11, 10:34 PM
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What you got there is one of your Hickory Horned Devils. Don't step on it; they automatically signal the Mothership if you do.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citheronia_regalis
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Old 09-11-11, 10:35 PM
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bolivia bug...
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Old 09-11-11, 10:57 PM
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Fascinating but yucky at the same time. lol.
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Old 09-11-11, 11:48 PM
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we get infested with tomato hornworms every year around here, but this critter takes them to the bank.
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Old 09-12-11, 03:30 AM
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I'll give you $5 if you eat it.
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Old 09-12-11, 07:11 AM
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I heard one of those munching on my tomato plant a couple years ago.....kept hearing a crunching noise that got louder as I got closer to the plant. Finally found him...sitting there destroying a leaf. He died.
The mothership visited that night.
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Old 09-12-11, 07:13 AM
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heads up...if you see one of these, leave it alone. Don't touch it..unless you enjoy pain.
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Those protrusions are Mother Nature's way of saying "keep away". Sort of like helmet-mounted mirrors.
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Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
This was on a tree at the folks' house.

I for one welcome our new alien overlords.
I saw one of those on the road the other day and at first I thought it was one of those Chinese finger traps.
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i can't believe i clicked this thread D;
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Don't worry. That's just the first of one of our many larval stages.

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Old 09-14-11, 02:38 PM
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We have these...



they're good eating...


"Eaten raw or lightly roasted in hot ashes, the witchetty grub is a staple of Australian Aboriginal eating, where it is sought after as a rich source of protein. Yes, mate, by all accounts this is among the best of insect bush tucker. Tasting similar to almonds and cream, when cooked the grub’s skin crisps up like sausages or – you guessed it – roast chicken, with the insides turning light yellow, reminiscent of fried or scrambled egg."
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^yum I guess leftovers won't look so bad tonight after all.
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Originally Posted by Cyclaholic View Post
We have these...



they're good eating...


"Eaten raw or lightly roasted in hot ashes, the witchetty grub is a staple of Australian Aboriginal eating, where it is sought after as a rich source of protein. Yes, mate, by all accounts this is among the best of insect bush tucker. Tasting similar to almonds and cream, when cooked the grub’s skin crisps up like sausages or – you guessed it – roast chicken, with the insides turning light yellow, reminiscent of fried or scrambled egg."
I thought it tasted like fresh bread dough.
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