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Discussion in 'Archives - Yahoo Canyons Group' started by Ben Roberts, Nov 18, 2004.

  1. Ben Roberts

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    I just added a picture of the largest, wierdest, grossest insect I've ever seen under Misc. We found it in the bottom of Behunin. I figure its some kind of larva Can anyone identify this beast?

    Ben R
  2. Jeff Baird

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    Quite a few of them down South. Don't know the real name of them, but we called them sandbabies.

    -----Original Message----- From: Ben Roberts [mailto:benjaminroberts@hotmail.com] Sent: Thursday, November 18, 2004 7:27 PM To: Yahoo Canyons Group Subject: [from Canyons Group] Alien Bug Found in Behunin Canyon (New Photo)



    I just added a picture of the largest, wierdest, grossest insect I've ever seen under Misc. We found it in the bottom of Behunin. I figure its some kind of larva Can anyone identify this beast?

    Ben R





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  3. ~tanya

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    I think its pretty :) Was it living in water or on land?

    When I use to work at the Nature Center in Zion we had fish tanks that has pond life from the streams outside the park. There was one like that looked like that thing they put in Checkovs ear in Star Trek.

    --- In Yahoo Canyons Group, "Jeff Baird" <jeff_baird@s...> wrote: > Quite a few of them down South. Don't know the real name of them, but we called them sandbabies.
    -----Original Message----- > From: Ben Roberts [mailto:benjaminroberts@h...] > Sent: Thursday, November 18, 2004 7:27 PM > To: Yahoo Canyons Group
    Subject: [from Canyons Group] Alien Bug Found in Behunin Canyon (New > Photo)

    > I just added a picture of the largest, wierdest, grossest insect I've > ever seen under Misc. > We found it in the bottom of Behunin. I figure its some kind of larva > Can anyone identify this beast?
    Ben R
  4. They are called Jerusalem Crickets, aka Child of the Earth, aka Potato bugs (although when I was a kid that was another name for pill bugs). Native Americans called them “Woh-tzi-Neh” (Old Bald-Headed Man). There's more info at http://www.potatobugs.com/

    They can bite, but are mostly just freaky looking.

    --- Ben Roberts benjaminroberts@hotmail.com> wrote:


    > I just added a picture of the largest, wierdest, > grossest insect I've > ever seen under Misc. > We found it in the bottom of Behunin. I figure its > some kind of larva > Can anyone identify this beast?
    Ben R


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  5. Ben Roberts

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    Land. Cool, moist, dark area though. I was scared. You have a warped sense of beauty ;)

    --- In Yahoo Canyons Group, "~tanya" <thunderbirdmail@y...> wrote:
    I think its pretty :) Was it living in water or on land?
  6. Koen

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    --- In Yahoo Canyons Group, Pat McLaughlin <pat_mclaughlin@y...> wrote: > They are called Jerusalem Crickets, aka Child of the > Earth, aka Potato bugs (although when I was a kid that > was another name for pill bugs). Native Americans > called them "Woh-tzi-Neh" (Old Bald-Headed Man). > There's more info at http://www.potatobugs.com/
    > They can bite, but are mostly just freaky looking. >

    Did you know crickets are edible (I suppose this one too) ? And in fact they're one of the best-tasting insects !

    Roasted they taste a bit like toasted nuts and you don't have to tear off the wings and hind legs like you have to do with grasshoppers before popping them into your mouth :)

    Koen
  7. Koen

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    --- In canyons@yahoogroups.co Did you know crickets are edible (I suppose this one too) ? > And in fact they're one of the best-tasting insects !
    Roasted they taste a bit like toasted nuts and you don't have to > tear off the wings and hind legs like you have to do with > grasshoppers before popping them into your mouth :)


    I knew it ! They're edible (takes some preparing though), here's a good read about how to do it:

    http://archive.salon.com/wlust/pass/1998/09/02pass.html

    Enjoy, but what I've seen they're endangered in the US so don't feast on the poor creatures :)

    Koen
  8. ~tanya

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    This is true and I am told that a lot. ;)

    It looks like a cricket. Those type have a nasty bite and like the cooler weather!

    "Other names include: Potato Bugs, Niñas de la Tierra (Spanish for "Children of the Earth"), Chacos, Wó see ts'inii (Navajo for "skull insect" or "bone neck beetle"). They are very common in southern California. They live underground and eat roots. They are native to North and Central America They are not pests. They can bite with their powerful jaws. They have no stinger. They are not poisonous. They are not wingless bees. They live one to two years as adults. They are sometimes found dead in swimming pools and ponded waters. This is either the result of a simple drowning or a parasite infection. The horsehair worm (Gordius spp. or Paragordius spp.) can inhabit the jerusalem cricket's gut and feed. The worm can alter the behavior of the cricket and force it to seek water. Once in water, the worm bursts through the insect's abdomen and seeks a mate. The cricket dies from the wound. I have found them in ponds at O'Neill Regional Park in Trabuco Canyon (1980's) and at Starr Ranch Audubon Sanctuary (2002). In 2002, a reader from Santa Barbara, CA, sent me a worm and jerusalem cricket found in his swimming pool! If you find one, please keep it alive and contact Dr. David Weissman (gryllus1@juno.com)."

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    --- In Yahoo Canyons Group, "Ben Roberts" <benjaminroberts@h...> wrote:
    Land. Cool, moist, dark area though. I was scared. You have a > warped sense of beauty ;)
    --- In Yahoo Canyons Group, "~tanya" <thunderbirdmail@y...> wrote:

    I think its pretty :) Was it living in water or on land?
  9. ~tanya

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    ~ugh! Do you know this from personal experience? ~laughing~

    --- In Yahoo Canyons Group, "Koen" <pocoloco@s...> wrote: > Did you know crickets are edible (I suppose this one too) ? > And in fact they're one of the best-tasting insects !
    Roasted they taste a bit like toasted nuts and you don't have to > tear off the wings and hind legs like you have to do with > grasshoppers before popping them into your mouth :)
    Koen
  10. Benny R

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    Actually, I hear their quite plentiful in California, so let the feast begin. Funny stories and even a recipe on potatobug.com.

    >I knew it ! They're edible (takes some preparing though), here's a good read about how to do it:

    http://archive.salon.com/wlust/pass/1998/09/02pass.html

    Enjoy, but what I've seen they're endangered in the US so don't feast on the poor creatures :)

    Koen
  11. Don't like the thought of eating one of those Behunin death bugs? Just eat any processed food and get the same results.

    http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/dalbook.html



    ~tanya thunderbirdmail@yahoo.com> wrote:

    ~ugh! Do you know this from personal experience? ~laughing~

    --- In Yahoo Canyons Group, "Koen" <pocoloco@s...> wrote: > Did you know crickets are edible (I suppose this one too) ? > And in fact they're one of the best-tasting insects !
    Roasted they taste a bit like toasted nuts and you don't have to > tear off the wings and hind legs like you have to do with > grasshoppers before popping them into your mouth :)
    Koen





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