Saturday, July 29, 2006

Yay for J.!

B.'s husband J., the biology major, identified my nasty bug as a Dobsonfly. According to this site, the male's mandibles can't hurt you, but the females can. So those nasty-looking pincers won't kill me. I think.

They're attracted to bright lights at night and it just so happens that I turned our dusk-to-dawn light, which is above that window, on last night. That will be turned off right away!



Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would have had a heart attack had I seen that bug. I'm glad you found out it can't harm you.

7/29/2006 10:48 PM  
Blogger Jenny G said...

Me too!

7/30/2006 8:54 AM  
Blogger March to the Sea said...

man these last 2 posts have been a scream. hahahaha

7/30/2006 10:20 PM  
Blogger Hotwire said...

the male can't hurt you but the female can. sounds like another species i know...

sorry. couldn't resist.

7/31/2006 6:40 AM  
Blogger Caroline said...

Thats flippin' gross dude.

7/31/2006 8:00 AM  
Blogger Gina Marie said...

It's nice you have a bug identifier friend. For all my bug reassurance, I go to What's That Bug?

And take a look at this!

Gross bug, by the way. Now I'm afraid (since I live in PA) I'm going to find one too!

7/31/2006 8:56 AM  
Blogger Jenny G said...

March and Hotwire: Thanks for the comments from the peanut gallery :)

Caroline: Tell me about it!

Gina: I was looking at that site. I can't believe people actually picked the bugs up!!!!!! I'd rather gouge my eyes out than touch a bug that looks like that.

7/31/2006 11:05 AM  
Blogger noelle feather said...

Is it just my computer--anything you have written above the pic. of the bug doesn't show up. Black screen....

7/31/2006 7:49 PM  
Blogger Gina Marie said...

Noelle, I think it is. Jenny has text above the pic, and I can see it clearly.

8/01/2006 10:12 AM  
Blogger noelle feather said...

Crap. All I see is the big, monster, EVIL bug, with a black screen above it. Weird. I'll have to play around on my comp.

8/01/2006 12:11 PM  
Blogger B. said...

The text is no longer showing up on mine either. Hmmmmm.

8/01/2006 1:02 PM  
Blogger Jenny G said...

It was screwed up at work the other day. You had to highlight it to see it. That's with IE. I use Firefox (which everyone in the world should use) at home and it shows up fine.

8/01/2006 5:16 PM  

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