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General Chat Thread, Whats this rather lethal looking insect??? in General; Originally Posted by GREED Can you lot kindly bugger off and.... a flying spider would just about be my worst ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by GREED View Post
    Can you lot kindly bugger off and.... a flying spider would just about be my worst bug ever... not a huge spider fan me
    @GREED: I think that you and anyone who suffers from arachnophobia can rest easy [based on the evidence of this picture anyway]


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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    NEVER!! Spiders are our friends. They eat flies which carry disease.
    I love spiders and hate flies
    If there were suddenly no arachnids [the class of animals that includes spiders] there would be nothing to prey upon flies and other insects. Their numbers would, most likely, explode. It would not be pleasant.

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    Not all spiders... Just the medium sized ones that run at you like a biatch...

    Ironically I like tarantulas

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    Quote Originally Posted by GREED View Post
    Not all spiders... Just the medium sized ones that run at you like a biatch...

    Ironically I like tarantulas
    Still remember my dad screaming when a spider jumped at him in our garage once. He isn't scared of them but spiders jumping at you is a bit different...

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Still remember my dad screaming when a spider jumped at him in our garage once. He isn't scared of them but spiders jumping at you is a bit different...
    There is an infestation in southern England these last few years from Europe of these largish black spiders, in our gardens. They have a green shine on their 'fangs', run like a git, and actively chase me down the garden. One time my cat was having a go at it, and the sod reared up and started trying to defend itself.

    There were 2 in my old shed, about the side of an adult palm (legs out), I named them Burt and Earnie... coz they just hang around and you want to punch them in the face!

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    We rescued this rather impressive beastie from drowning in the pool in the south of France
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    Should have let the git drown elsiegee
    There are so many things here that want to eat me, that I am more than happy to rescue something that eats them.It was pretty enormous, but as you can see from the second photo (that is my hand), it was docile

    We rescued another carrying about a dozen babies on her back a couple of days before, but didn't get a picture.

    We haven't found any scorpions yet this year. There was rather an impressive one living in the plug hole of the garage sink of the house we rented a couple of years ago. We saw it out and about every evening,

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    Spiders Just keep hidden and i'm fine. Had one in the bath the other week that refused to budge. Had to put a glass salad bowl over it so I could have a shower.

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    getting the shivers reading this thread, hate majority of insects here ! that moth can indeed bugger off too !

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    There are so many things here that want to eat me, that I am more than happy to rescue something that eats them...
    Talking of rescuing thing I remember being in my local a few years ago and spotting what I think was a sizeable Wolf Spider:



    Concerned that he/she might get crushed in a busy pub I caught him/her and went outside to release him/her. When I opened my hands there was nothing to throw away. It was dark and I assumed that I hadn't seen it scamper away. However when I got home and took off my large coat my wife spotted that I had a visitor running around my chest [I went outside and made sure that I had brushed him/her off]

    I guess that there was a gap between my fingers and he/she ran up my arm and found somewhere warm and dark to spend the evening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    The OPs hoverfly actually feeds on nectar. So no eating the bad bugs. It will help with plant pollination though.
    The flying stages of hoverflies are nectar feeders, but the larval stage eats aphids et al.

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    Not such a clear photograph as this was sitting in a tree about 3 foot above me, but this is the previously posted insect's partner in crime, the male version with closer together eyes. Looks mean, but totally harmless.

    Whats this rather lethal looking insect???-meanie.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by GREED View Post
    There is an infestation in southern England these last few years from Europe of these largish black spiders, in our gardens. They have a green shine on their 'fangs', run like a git, and actively chase me down the garden. One time my cat was having a go at it, and the sod reared up and started trying to defend itself.

    There were 2 in my old shed, about the side of an adult palm (legs out), I named them Burt and Earnie... coz they just hang around and you want to punch them in the face!
    Being a southerner myself, this is not helping my arachnophobia! I'll keep an eye on how many wings bugs have though, 2 is a hoverfly, 4 is a flytrap victim... (Except bumblebees, I actually think they are cute and somewhat docile).

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAM View Post
    Being a southerner myself, this is not helping my arachnophobia!
    They don't like bug spray... that's all I'll say... I have visions of walking into my garden with 2 bug spray guns in holsters like a poor man's wild west!

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