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  1. #1 Unknown Specie!!?!?! 
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    Can anyone help me figure out what this specie is??



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    sigh.


    We need to know a few things: What area of the world you live in, for starters, would be tremendous. And don't just say "well I live in Africa" or something broad, cause that won't do much.

    My bet is some kind of Orthopteran, probably a Caeliferan judging by it's flying prowess. They can get quite large at times. Edit: By this I mean it could be a Grasshopper. Also, it's totally an insect and it's NOT a Coleopteran or Hemipteran...two of the main groups of sometimes flying insects. It's clearly not one that's airbourne most of its life.


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    Quote Originally Posted by confused a little bit
    Can anyone help me figure out what this specie is??

    It's a baby dragon.
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    This picture was taken in Howell, NJ USA. Hope that helps?
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    Taken June 30th? Yeah, it's a grasshopper of some kind.

    Might be a locust though, but either way it's an orthopteran ( in that case, family Acrididae) that isn't a Ensiferan.
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    Its an odd angle which really doesnt help.

    This is a underside view of the rear of a Sphingidae (Sphinx Moth).
    The odd angle are created by the large fuzzy legs and the curving of the rapidly beating wings.

    Family Sphingidae is about as firm n id as you will be able to get with this photo.

    Compare to this photo of the same moth position but a top view instead of a underside rear view.

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    Oh shit how did I miss it! It's so obvious in this second photo I found:



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    Looks like a hawk moth / sphinx moth too.
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    Ha! I wouldn't want that crawling around my house, eventhough it would be quite interresting (but irritating).
    I haven't come to fight my word, but to find the truth.
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    step on it, obviously
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    Why is Obviously at the house?
    And why is Obviously the one to do the stepping?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paleoichneum
    Why is Obviously at the house?
    And why is Obviously the one to do the stepping?

    why do you push me away
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    its a photoshopolus OMGicus
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brokenazs
    its a photoshopolus OMGicus
    lol
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    Its a moth ill tell you that much, it looks freindly you should invite it in :j
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brokenazs
    its a photoshopolus OMGicus
    u sir, have won

    i second the baby dragon...i thought the exact same thing lol
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