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Spruce beetle

Spruce beetle

This guys is annihilating the forests here. No one really likes him, but he's everywhere. Thought I'd share him since he was sitting atop the gartenmeister and not crash landing in my face.

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So will you trap and dispose of him?

31 Jul, 2008


I didn't. We are beyond the breaking point. And I'm a weeny, these guys are not small. He's about two inches long.

2 Aug, 2008


Yes..I've had personal contact with them...the one I had in my shirt wasn't quite two inches but he sure had a bite... I think he reacted to my panic when I felt him on my stomach...I started whacking my shirt and shaking it and he, perhaps, decided to hang on with his mandibles!!lol.

3 Aug, 2008


lol, they defeinately hold on. You can watch them cling to your car at 55 mph. Definately a grip!

3 Aug, 2008


O,mg i bet he can pick up a good signal with them,

22 Jul, 2010

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