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Posted By: enoeske, 06-03-2010, 08:55 PM

Found some 6 legged friends around the house the last couple of days. The exterminator isn't making it easy on me. I have no idea what these are (except the fly -- duh). If anyone knows, leave a comment cause I have been googling that first one for a while.










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the last is a katydid nymph

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great pictures! What country/region are you from? That would help narrow down some of them. I don't have anything off the top of my head for #1 or #2
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upon further review #1 is a Weevil, not sure which species but found it by typing "green weevil" into google image search.

from oregon state university:

"Polydrusus impressifrons, also known as the the leaf weevil or pale green weevil, is sometimes found in large numbers in nurseries in the late spring/early summer. This weevil is European in origin and first found in New York in 1906. They are reported to feed on leaves of trees such as apple, birch, black locust, elm, linden, oak, peach, pear, plum, poplar, rose, strawberry and willow (Beers et al, 2003). They are rarely considered a pest but shade tree growers might want to inspect for terminal feeding and loss. Their feeding can be more of a problem on smaller, liner-sized plant material. Their larvae feed on roots. "


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First of all: great shots, well done!
The colours are very good, and the
backgrounds are smooth and not distracting
at all.

1. is a Green weevil of some sort. There's a dozen similar species
which can only kept apart by specialists....

2. a bug from the Heteroptera suborder, google it. There are many
many species and I've never seen this one... They can all be
recognised by the triangular shield behind the head.

3. a fly indeed but I don't know which one

4. a katydid, yes, a young grasshopper....
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Love the shots. Insects up close are creepy!
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Some really fine shots there Enoeske !
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QuoteOriginally posted by yeatzee Quote
the last is a katydid nymph
Nice, thats definitely it.

QuoteOriginally posted by jmbradd Quote
upon further review #1 is a Weevil, not sure which species but found it by typing "green weevil" into google image search.

from oregon state university:

"Polydrusus impressifrons, also known as the the leaf weevil or pale green weevil, is sometimes found in large numbers in nurseries in the late spring/early summer. This weevil is European in origin and first found in New York in 1906. They are reported to feed on leaves of trees such as apple, birch, black locust, elm, linden, oak, peach, pear, plum, poplar, rose, strawberry and willow (Beers et al, 2003). They are rarely considered a pest but shade tree growers might want to inspect for terminal feeding and loss. Their feeding can be more of a problem on smaller, liner-sized plant material. Their larvae feed on roots. "
Yep, I see a green weevil in there that looks just like this. I was searching green glittery beetle and stuff like that and not turning anything up.

QuoteOriginally posted by Rense Quote
First of all: great shots, well done!
The colours are very good, and the
backgrounds are smooth and not distracting
at all.

1. is a Green weevil of some sort. There's a dozen similar species
which can only kept apart by specialists....

2. a bug from the Heteroptera suborder, google it. There are many
many species and I've never seen this one... They can all be
recognised by the triangular shield behind the head.

3. a fly indeed but I don't know which one

4. a katydid, yes, a young grasshopper....
I searched Heteroptera but couldn't find anythat looked like this guy. I have some other (not as good) shots I can post if it will help.

Thanks for all the help identifying them

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great pictures! What country/region are you from? That would help narrow down some of them. I don't have anything off the top of my head for #1 or #2
Illinois, Chicago suburbs

QuoteOriginally posted by tuco Quote
Love the shots. Insects up close are creepy!
QuoteOriginally posted by Frogfish Quote
Some really fine shots there Enoeske !
Thanks. Glad you liked em.
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