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who's my bug guy?

Post by swamp donkey » Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:18 pm

y'all ever seen a bug like this? disco hopper grass showed up while i was cooking this brisket at midnight last night...born and reared in Florida, and never seen anything like it. and i've seen some bugs...

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brisket was off the chain too...
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perfect fourth day of July.
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Re: who's my bug guy?

Post by scott » Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:27 pm

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Re: who's my bug guy?

Post by swamp donkey » Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:37 pm

Wrong bug daddyO...look at the legs...and this discobug was shiny.

I should of caught this sucker, put him in a cricket cage....
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Re: who's my bug guy?

Post by swamp donkey » Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:22 pm

U F entomologist says its a rare female Katydid. pretty cool bug....
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Re: who's my bug guy?

Post by ropeman » Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:31 am

NatGeo said:

So why are they pink?

It is called erythrism an unusual and little-understood genetic mutation caused by a recessive gene similar to that which affects albino animals. This mutation results in one of two things happening or even a combination of the two; a reduce or even absence of the normal pigment and/or the excessive production of other pigments, in this case red which results in pink morphs. Although it was first discovered in 1887 in a katydid species, it is extremely rare to see these pink morphs so you can imagine our delight at finding so many in one area and they probably all have the same parents both carrying the recessive gene. All the individuals we found were nymphs and a couple of things can now happen if they make it to adulthood, they can lose the pink colouring altogether, they may stay pink or even be a variation between the two!


Pretty cool bug! You shoulda caught it.
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Re: who's my bug guy?

Post by swamp donkey » Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:21 am

Entomologist said it's rare to see an adult. It's like running around in the bug world with a sign that said "eatme"
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