Monday, November 30, 2020

Bugs on the balcony

The most common bug to sit on our balcony is a ladybird beetle but I haven't seen one for a while. In the last month or so we've had three bugs visiting, well ok, one is moth, but it does look bug like. While my camera does auto macro and no doubt could do better with manual settings, why would I bother when my phone camera can do so well?

Sorry little moth, but you are not attractive. May you have lived your average lifespan, reproduced and had a good time along the way. 


I suppose there is a bug identifying app, but just many apps can you have on your phone? 


I nearly sat on this one. Isn't its appearance interesting. Is it familiar to anyone?


39 comments:

  1. We have moffs at the moment. LOTS of moffs. Inside and out. I do hope that they haven't done damage inside the house again - but fear that they have.
    I struggle with my (very old) phone's camera. I am getting an upgraded one (which will hopefully arrive this week). With luck I will manage better with the new one.

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    1. Not Bogan Moffs I hope EC. Moths eating your house?

      A new phone will have your brain firing electricity in all directions. Good dementia prevention, no matter that you may want to throw it at the wall.

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  2. I suspect that they are southern hemisphere bugs so I cannot help with your enquiries. Just be careful as it is widely known that all small creatures in Australia are deadly!

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    1. Nah.. They aren't all deadly, but they certainly are creepy.. literally. If it doesn't have 2 or 4 legs, don't let it into the house.

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    2. YP, I know. I know. Just as well I didn't sit on a stink bug.

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    3. Hels, unlike in England, our houses are not hermetically sealed, so they get in one way or 'tother.

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    4. Careful what you say Andrrew! Your houses are bugged!

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    5. YP, we know China is always eavesdropping on us.

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  3. Isn’t the bottom one a stinky bug? We have them here in Sydney. They will spray an awful smell at you, hence the name.

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    1. That's what I thought too. We have green one's in France, and boy do they stink!

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    2. Are you sure Allan? I've scrolled through umpteen bug/beetle photos and I can't find anything like the third beetle down.

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    3. Cro, this one is quite specific colours. Strange that I can't find it and no one can really identify it.

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  4. I can't tell you the species, but I swear to God that third bug has a Batman logo.

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    1. Yes Kirk. I know what you mean.

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  5. Anonymous11:05 am

    I thought both 2 & 3 were stink bugs! Bunyip

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    1. Bunyip, I am really not sure about the last one. It is mysterious. I think you are right about the second though.

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  6. They are amazingly complex little creatures some with fantastic markings. They are Aimee's favourite things to take close ups of.

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    1. Grace, can you send Amazing Bug Expert Aimee the photo of the last one and ask her if she has seen one before.

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  7. That last one is pretty, but I don't have a clue. I get bugs INSIDE my home, millipedes, slaters, earwigs and the occasional smallish cockroach. I won't mention the spiders.

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    1. River, they were all part of my childhood and even later, but I haven't seen any of those for quite a few years.

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  8. The middle one looks like a Scarab beetle.

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    1. Cro, we have those. It's a helpful reminder for searching.

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  9. The middle bug is sort of look like we call a stink bug. Bad smelling and they like to be under card board or wood.
    Stay Safe and Coffee is on

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    1. Dora, all seem to think as you do.

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  10. Can say I've only seen a moth and haven't seen any for a long time, any bugs infact.

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    1. Margaret, we removed all bugs from your state using the windscreen and the front of our car in March. You are bug free now, while bits still remain on our car.

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  11. This Post Bugs Me - Yo Mr Drew, All The Best In December - Be Well, Stay Strong, And Keep On Sharing Joyous Photos

    Cheers

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  12. A bug app must be useful :) Keep well Andrew.

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    1. Sami, I should see if there is one.

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  13. Pretty colors, I don't know one from another.

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  14. I never minded moths until they secretly ate a wool coat of mine. I put it on and was horrified when I met friends in a restaurant and they asked if that was the new style. And I finally noticed all the holes.

    XO
    WWW

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    1. WWW, that's not good and woollen coats aren't cheap. WE had something similar happen many years ago.

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  15. https://davesgarden.com/guides/bf/showimage/15202/#b
    That last photo is a stink bug, the above link shows one that looks very similar.

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    1. That's the one Strayer. Thanks.

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  16. https://sites.google.com/site/insectsofaustralia/15-hemoptera--true-bugs
    here's a nice link Andrew for bug ID in your country. 2nd photo down on left is a variety of stink bug with the same general markings as your last photo bug, just replace its orange with your yellow. The first row, photo on left is the stink bug variety I read that Australia is trying hard to keep out.

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    1. Strayer, its a good site and I've bookmarked it for future reference. Thank you.

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