Disgusting bug that eats wired frame

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May 14, 2011
  1. ShinyJellicent12
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    They are EVERYWHERE!
    These beetle things are black and love the light.
    They fly, and seem to have one section of a body.
    One time, one of these beetle things shed the black stuff covering its body (not an exoskeleton though) and was transparent white.
    What ARE they?
    BTW I live on the west shore of Staten Island, NY.
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    There is this bug that rarely appears.
    It is really long, and sticks to walls.
    It is black, and resembles a centipede. It looks revolting
    What ARE they?
     
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    Could you post a picture of them?
     
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    If only I had one...
    The camera I have is broken, and I don't really have anything that can help
    :'(

    The bug seems like a Brown Marmorated Stink bug, which are in Staten Island, but these bugs have shield like wings that are transparent
     
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    Its probably a pokemon, try using a fire or flying pokemon against them.
     
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    Are you guys stupid? :wtf:

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    Please, stay on topic and don't start a new pokémon only thread (already done in A Gay Little Catboy bug topic).
    Talking about that, it will make a big mosquito if the larva is already this big..


    @helloworld12321 :
    Could you tell us the size ?
    Does it fly the day or night ?

    I'm thinking about grasshopper, but I think you already know what they are.
    it could be a winged termite.
    [tn=100]http://www.wpest.com/pests/images/anttermite.gif[/tn]
    but you would have said "it's like a flying ant", not a centipede, so I guess it's not that either.
     
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    Even a pic taken on a phone will help a lot in the identification thing. Not that we're entomologists or anything, but... Hmmm...


    EDIT: Btw, you never really went into that "eats wired frame" thing. (what's a wired frame anyways???)
     
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    Are they termites?
     
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    Sorry, off-topic but:-

    They get that far north?
     
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    It flies near noon, but occasionally is at night
    Seems about 3/4 inch
    Not a termite but looks similar to squash bug.
    Eats the mesh frame outside of our windows, not wired sorry about that
     
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    Please tell me it's only eating the plastic (they're covered in plastic, right?). Coz if those things ate metal, you sir, and perhaps all of us, are screwed, LOL.
     
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    Not an exoskeleton? Almost every bug has an exoskeleton.
    And I also want to know if your screens are plastic, because that doesn't sound right.
     
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    Some are a material....
     
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    About the first one, what exactly makes you say it's not an exoskeleton?

    The eating of the plastic screen mesh, have you any idea what plastic it is made of. Are they actually eating it or cutting for access? There are quite a few plastics made from food waste (PLA for example) or starch (I can't remember the name, but bio-degradable plastic grocery bags use that).

    Just bringing that up because if it's actually eating oil based plastics I'd really suspect it's a type of cockroach and not a beetle. I know there are a few species of large flying roach, but I think all roaches avoid light...
     

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