Look what just crawled out of my printer

xgerryx

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This is a Weta, only a baby, really quite harmless but with a serious attitude problem. He will eventually grow to about 60-70mm body length. He must have come in with a pile of firewood today.
 

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The species in my photo is a plain old grasshopper (Orthoptera: Acrididae) which burst into abundance in late june or early july . They are mainly plant eaters and can cause considerable damage to crops in the western provinces.
 
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OMG! :eek:

You wouldn't have seen me for dust if that'd have crawled anywhere within about 5' of me... *feels queasy* :eek:
 
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He hee Better run spybot, adaware and a AV to find all the bugs. :p
 

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I tried spybot, adaware and an AV and non of them could get rid of it.
I finally got rid of it with FBH.
 

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The name FBH has a number of interpretations but since this is a family forum we will call it a Fairly Big Hammer.






Ps. I really let him go as he is quite harmless. Fossils have been found of this insect that are millions of years old with no real difference to the ones alive today.
 

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xgerryx said:
The name FBH has a number of interpretations but since this is a family forum we will call it a Fairly Big Hammer.


Ps. I really let him go as he is quite harmless. Fossils have been found of this insect that are millions of years old with no real difference to the ones alive today.
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In other words, New Zealand version of the cockroach? :eek:

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Anyone know what Britains biggest insect is? I'm trying to find out on the net and can't find it. I'm talking insects here - those things in this thread so far are reptiles or birds or something, maybe small mammals even. If they showed up in Britain they'd be extinct before you could say "flyspray, insecticide, fbh, fire, anything, I don't care just kill 'em"
;)
 

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