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What kind of insect is this?

 
 
Reply Thu 9 May, 2013 01:40 pm
Took this video and edited together the other day because I liked this little bug. When I poked it gently with my finger it also emitted a yellow fluid from its back. Can you help me identify it?

 
roger
 
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Reply Thu 9 May, 2013 03:09 pm
@lacampbell76,
I hope someone can give you an answer. The video should be helpful.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 9 May, 2013 04:32 pm
@lacampbell76,
Cool video, lacampbell. I first thought, oh, some caterpiller - but where it's lurking makes me wonder. I'm no expert but maybe Rosborne will know. I'll pm him to look at this thread.
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Thu 9 May, 2013 07:26 pm
@lacampbell76,
lacampbell76 wrote:
Took this video and edited together the other day because I liked this little bug. When I poked it gently with my finger it also emitted a yellow fluid from its back. Can you help me identify it?

It looks like a Ladybug Larvae to me.
http://www2.newton.k12.ma.us/~Mary_manning/FOV1-0003AA4E/S04528FC9-04C72112.0/Larvae.jpg
lacampbell76
 
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Reply Thu 9 May, 2013 10:47 pm
@rosborne979,
Thats it! Thanks so much!
rosborne979
 
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Reply Fri 10 May, 2013 04:48 am
@lacampbell76,
lacampbell76 wrote:
Thats it! Thanks so much!

You're welcome. Ladybug Larvae are predatory bugs, which in many ways are more interesting that mere grazers. You might also like Jumping Spiders which I always found very fun to watch.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Sat 11 May, 2013 04:21 am
@rosborne979,
rosborne979 wrote:
It looks like a Ladybug Larvae to me.


Over here we call them Ladybirds. Perhaps you can answer one of those funny little questions that buzz round the back of one's head from time to time. As Ladybird is a British term and Ladybug an American one, why didn't Lyndon Johnson's wife call herself Ladybug Johnson?
rosborne979
 
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Reply Sat 11 May, 2013 04:39 am
@izzythepush,
izzythepush wrote:
Over here we call them Ladybirds. Perhaps you can answer one of those funny little questions that buzz round the back of one's head from time to time. As Ladybird is a British term and Ladybug an American one, why didn't Lyndon Johnson's wife call herself Ladybug Johnson?

Hell, I don't even know why she called herself Ladybird.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Sat 11 May, 2013 08:36 am
@rosborne979,
It's just one of life's mysteries I suppose.
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Ticomaya
 
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Reply Sat 11 May, 2013 09:03 am
@izzythepush,
izzythepush wrote:
As Ladybird is a British term and Ladybug an American one, why didn't Lyndon Johnson's wife call herself Ladybug Johnson?

Ladybird Johnson got her nickname from her nurse, Alice Tittle, when she was an infant.

http://www.lbjlib.utexas.edu/johnson/AV.hom/images/ladybird/B9790/B9790-4.jpg
"purty as a ladybird"
izzythepush
 
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Reply Sat 11 May, 2013 10:24 am
@Ticomaya,
Why not 'Purty as a ladybug?'
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Ticomaya
 
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Reply Sat 11 May, 2013 01:23 pm
Ms. Tittle was an Anglophile.
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