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Old 09-10-2003, 07:24 PM   #1
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Does anyone know of or is someone who studies insects? I know that this a kind of a weird post. But my students came in today with an unidentified bug. Her grandfather found it in a grassey field. He has been a farmer for 40 some odd years and he has never seen anything like it. She showed it to some of us country folk, and we have never seen anything like it. It is round, maybe 0.75 inches in diameter, 2-2 .5 inches long, a teal-torqiuose color with black horns on it body. It also has brown antena'* and brown...what looks to be like front legs 4 of them, i think. The antena'* and legs are black tipped. It stops moving in cooler weather, it becomes active with warmth. It'* very ugly, please someone help. It has become a class project to figure out what the heck Maxwell is. Yes, we have named it, Maxwell, becuase we are keeping it in a Maxwell House coffee container. Anywho, if you have any ideas please let me know.

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And make sure it stays at school eh Kendra? Todd doesn;t want to find it crawlin in the kitchen
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I don't usually bring my digital camera to work with me. I will get a picture of it tomorrow to post.
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Oh God it is the ugliest most disgusting thing I would even touch with a pencil...my students made fun of me.
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But would you eat it for 50 Grand on Fear Factor?
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But would you eat it for 50 Grand on Fear Factor?
$50 grand a pop... bring me a barrel full...
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Not just no but HELL NO! it gives me creeps just thinking about what it looked like.

I thought that someone on here was an antemologist...or however you spelll that study of insect word?
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Whatever the heck it is, it sounds freeky.
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I know of a beetle that is a teal color but kind of metallic looking, and has big back legs...but the one you have sounds different...and NASTY.
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