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Macroman



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 9:14 am    Post subject: A crisp Reply with quote

first time i'v seen one of these on the move ,slimebug
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One more:
http://mcc.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/Bugs/slides/slb4.jpg

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MacroMan, this is an interesting critter, and well photographed! Very Happy

What is this thing, taxonomically? What life stage?

Oh, and I have to mention that the posting limit is 3 images per day in each of the two image galleries, so you went over the limit here. I changed your fourth image to be a [url] link instead of an inline [img]. Apologies if I picked the wrong one -- just edit the post to choose another if I did.

Thanks!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Weird! Is that a 'scale insect'?

ETA nice pics by the way!!
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LSRasmussen



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Macroman,

Great catch ! It really does look like a crisp from a bag of Walkers !! ;-)
Where in the UK did you come across this critter ?

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Macroman



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 12:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks guys
ok maybe up the limit a bit ,some times i have a story in photo's of 9 or more so i dont norm post them here becoz of the limit !! and you miss out on some great shots
Kent s/e england
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok let me get this straight Think For us in the USA, is a crisp a "potato Chip"?
What the heck is a "Bag of Walkers"? Laughing It does look like a scale insect but I have never seen one walking around. Sorta looks like this insect.
http://bugguide.net/node/view/28936. Excellent and different photo.
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lauriek
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That depends what you mean by potato chips!

In the UK chips are chunks of potato (usually around 10mm square, and as long as the potato) fried until crispy and eaten hot, usually with salt and vinegar or ketchup. French fries are the same but a thinner variety...

Crisps are also made of potato, but usually very thinly sliced (around 1mm or less) and deep fried till crispy, then cooled and stuck in a packet (by companies like "Walkers") and sold in pubs/newsagents as a nice portable snack (although you do get greasy fingers!)

These pictures do rather look like a crisp with little legs! Perhaps a new advertising mascott for Walkers!! or perhaps not!! Very Happy

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Aparently female scale insects never move. (Once they get themselves stuck on a plant with their proboscis embedded into the plant's 'vein') - but the males do move around. So assuming that's what this is, it's either a newly hatched female or a male I guess. I've no idea what else it might be!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thants right....."Fish & Chips". Laughing Here the chips are the thin ones and the big ones are "potato Logs" Very Happy
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Planapo



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 3:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now that´s and interesting and cute bug there.
It´s already been said what I too think that it is. A first instar larva, these have legs and are motile, of a mealy bug or scale insect (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha: Coccina (syn. Coccinea)). These larvae are sometimes called "crawlers" but, yeah, for this type walkers would be more appropriate. Smile

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Here the chips are the thin ones and the big ones are "potato Logs"


Talking of potatoes and walkers, well that reminds me of a George Walker...
... and haven´t you over there been ordered to call 'em "freedom fries" ... Rolling Eyes Razz Wink

.. but I think I should better stop here and go now ... and stick to the hilarious Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps.

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