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UK: ARE YOU READY?

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#1 Jess

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Posted 12 September 2016 - 10:20 AM

FOR A SURGE OF CRANE FLIES?


IT MAY BE THE LAST HUGE CRANWAKENING IN YOUR LIFE DUE TO GLOBAL WARMING

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This year may prove to be exceptionally buggy, but when and how future crane flies burst from the earth remains uncertain, thanks to climate change.


Note: Over here in the US, where we speak English, they're known as skeeter-eaters or gollywhoppers.



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Posted 12 September 2016 - 12:21 PM

*Is very glad to be in America right now.*

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Posted 12 September 2016 - 01:43 PM

*Is very glad to be in America right now.*

 

 

same tbh



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Posted 12 September 2016 - 02:24 PM

Thats nasty. :\ do they have strange diseases?



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Posted 12 September 2016 - 05:41 PM

Those things look absolutely horrific! How much is that picture magnified?! Calling them skeeter-eaters and gollywhoppers doesn't make them look any less terrifying :|

 

And... THEY BURST OUT OF THE GROUND?!

 

Thank goodness they don't have these things down south. It's bad enough with the roaches without adding those nightmares on top :|



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Posted 12 September 2016 - 11:43 PM

Come on. They're not a big deal at all. We have them here too, they just fly around stupidly until you kill them.


Thats nasty. :\ do they have strange diseases?

The looming spread poses no safety concerns. Though they look like large mosquitoes, the flies are harmless and do not bite humans.

 

Taken directly from the article posted.



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Posted 12 September 2016 - 11:45 PM

Come on. They're not a big deal at all. We have them here too, they just fly around stupidly until you kill them.


The looming spread poses no safety concerns. Though they look like large mosquitoes, the flies are harmless and do not bite humans.

 

Taken directly from the article posted.

good reading.. guess i should have done this too lol. thanks.



#8 Swar

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Posted 12 September 2016 - 11:47 PM

good reading.. guess i should have done this too lol. thanks.

To be fair, the article isn't very interesting, other than the fact that UK's soil is going through changes that aren't exactly good :p



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Posted 13 September 2016 - 06:01 AM

Thats nasty. :\ do they have strange diseases?

 Nah, they're fairly common here. I think y'all have them down there too, actually. Unless I'm thinking of some other giant, harmless, flying bug, which is totally possible I guess.

 

To be fair, the article isn't very interesting, other than the fact that UK's soil is going through changes that aren't exactly good :p

It's not lol. I just think NatGeo's version of fear-mongering is funny.

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Posted 13 September 2016 - 08:57 AM

Come on. They're not a big deal at all. We have them here too, they just fly around stupidly until you kill them.

 

Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww don't let them cross the border! Creepy crawlies freak the Hell out of me  :protest:



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Posted 13 September 2016 - 10:50 AM

It's not lol. I just think NatGeo's version of fear-mongering is funny.


Hahaha it is, when it comes to nature, it's always the ebd of the world :p

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Posted 13 September 2016 - 12:21 PM

I'm sad I'm not in the UK right now. 

Before you judge me, I love entomology, studying insects, and getting pictures with/of them. 

 

Such a fucking disappointment :( 



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Posted 13 September 2016 - 04:25 PM

Bleh, more bugs for me to get a phobia about. I did not know daddy long-legs looked like that up close, so thanks for the nightmare fuel @Jess



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Posted 14 September 2016 - 05:15 AM

Bleh, more bugs for me to get a phobia about. I did not know daddy long-legs looked like that up close, so thanks for the nightmare fuel @Jess

If it makes you feel better, this is what we call daddy long-legs here.

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Posted 14 September 2016 - 07:24 AM

If it makes you feel better, this is what we call daddy long-legs here.

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Harvestmen!

I love them so much. 





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