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BIG UGLY BUG in the yard today. My chicks were trying to catch it but I don't think any of them would have known what to do with it. Pea green about size and shape of a golf ball. Flew away before I could catch it. Never saw anything like it before! Any guesses?
 

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Not a katydid.

Yeah, like a golf ball! My month old chicks were trying to catch it! I googled all over the place and couldn't figure it out!
 

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Not a katydid.

Yeah, like a golf ball! My month old chicks were trying to catch it! I googled all over the place and couldn't figure it out!
Gack!! :eek:

I have billions of grasshoppers right now, but they're more an apple green than pea green. And they're not that big.

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Maybe it's some kind of strange, deformed or something-odd-going-on bug? The other day, I saw the most beautiful butterfly with three sets of wings. :confused: It settled in the grass and I got a close look at it --- and it was actually one live butterfly with two seemingly dead ones on top. :confused: :confused:
 

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WEIRD!!! butterfly!! It wasn't a hopper. There are a number of pecan trees around here. It was about the color of the green nuts, but big and round. Wasn't a locust either.
 

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:no: :no: :no: :no:
 

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A beetle? I found one once that I first mistook for a large birds egg! Gave it to a student who had a "bug" collection. Never learned the proper name for the beetle. Mostly green with grey/black splashes?
 

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Not a junebug. It looked beetleish. (Is that a word?)
 

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No, not a cicada.
 

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OK, found our "Simon & Schusters" bug book. Largest one I can find is a Hercules beetle, 40-60mm. This one is a yellowish green with brown/black speckles on its back. Looks like ya splattered the bacon grease on him.
 

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:dance: :dance: :dance: THAT'S IT!!!!!!

I was beginning to think I was seeing things! :haha: :haha:
 

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It was a female. They apparently don't have the horn. Never knew they were in this area. Thanks.
 
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