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Old 10-06-2005, 03:03 PM
John
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Hey group..
New to the country and have something I want to share and see if anyone
knows what they are..Recently we have noticed at night there is some sort of
bug in the trees which makes a very loud "chattering" sound..There is
thousands of them, and the sound is nearly deafening at night..I know they
are not cicadas as they don't make noise at night, and these guys seem to
burst their sound in about one second bursts..Well, last night we saw
one..One lit on the kitchen window and sounded like it was in the room..It
was a large bug, looked like a big fat green grasshopper with a large
body..It appeared to have good eye sight as when we approached the window it
fell silant. We stood very still and it finally started up again..It
appears to have large lime green wings which it appears to rub together to
make this sound...We are out in Bastrop county in the country....

Any clues? They are very odd bugs..Even wierder than the 6" long walking
sticks we have been inundated with...

Thanks everyone!!
John


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Old 10-06-2005, 04:40 PM
dt
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John wrote:

Hey group..
New to the country and have something I want to share and see if anyone
knows what they are..Recently we have noticed at night there is some sort of
bug in the trees which makes a very loud "chattering" sound..There is
thousands of them, and the sound is nearly deafening at night..I know they
are not cicadas as they don't make noise at night, and these guys seem to
burst their sound in about one second bursts..Well, last night we saw
one..One lit on the kitchen window and sounded like it was in the room..It
was a large bug, looked like a big fat green grasshopper with a large
body..It appeared to have good eye sight as when we approached the window it
fell silant. We stood very still and it finally started up again..It
appears to have large lime green wings which it appears to rub together to
make this sound...We are out in Bastrop county in the country....

Any clues? They are very odd bugs..Even wierder than the 6" long walking
sticks we have been inundated with...

Thanks everyone!!
John

John, sounds like you've got katydids:
http://insects.tamu.edu/fieldguide/aimg15.html . Saw my first one of
this year a couple of nights ago.

DT
(far western Bastrop county, off FM969)

http://www.thehungersite.com/
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Old 10-06-2005, 09:29 PM
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John wrote:
Hey group..
New to the country and have something I want to share and see if anyone
knows what they are..Recently we have noticed at night there is some sort of
bug in the trees which makes a very loud "chattering" sound..There is
thousands of them, and the sound is nearly deafening at night..I know they
are not cicadas as they don't make noise at night, and these guys seem to
burst their sound in about one second bursts..Well, last night we saw
one..One lit on the kitchen window and sounded like it was in the room..It
was a large bug, looked like a big fat green grasshopper with a large
body..It appeared to have good eye sight as when we approached the window it
fell silant. We stood very still and it finally started up again..It
appears to have large lime green wings which it appears to rub together to
make this sound...We are out in Bastrop county in the country....

Any clues? They are very odd bugs..Even wierder than the 6" long walking
sticks we have been inundated with...

Thanks everyone!!
John



Our cats bring these things in at night occasionally, since we have a
cat door. Sounds like a jackhammer on sheetmetal. Nothing like one of
these things in your bedroom to spoil a deep sleep.

Gary Brady
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Old 10-06-2005, 11:19 PM
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"Females hear them with an "ear" (tympanum-covered auditory structure) at
the base of each front leg's second segment (tibia). "

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Kkkkkkkkkkkkk

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John wrote:

Hey group..
New to the country and have something I want to share and see if anyone
knows what they are..Recently we have noticed at night there is some sort
of bug in the trees which makes a very loud "chattering" sound..There is
thousands of them, and the sound is nearly deafening at night..I know they
are not cicadas as they don't make noise at night, and these guys seem to
burst their sound in about one second bursts..Well, last night we saw
one..One lit on the kitchen window and sounded like it was in the room..It
was a large bug, looked like a big fat green grasshopper with a large
body..It appeared to have good eye sight as when we approached the window
it fell silant. We stood very still and it finally started up again..It
appears to have large lime green wings which it appears to rub together to
make this sound...We are out in Bastrop county in the country....

Any clues? They are very odd bugs..Even wierder than the 6" long walking
sticks we have been inundated with...

Thanks everyone!!
John

John, sounds like you've got katydids:
http://insects.tamu.edu/fieldguide/aimg15.html . Saw my first one of this
year a couple of nights ago.

DT
(far western Bastrop county, off FM969)

http://www.thehungersite.com/



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Old 13-06-2005, 03:58 PM
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"dt" wrote in message
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John wrote:

Hey group..
New to the country and have something I want to share and see if anyone
knows what they are..Recently we have noticed at night there is some sort
of bug in the trees which makes a very loud "chattering" sound..There is
thousands of them, and the sound is nearly deafening at night..I know they
are not cicadas as they don't make noise at night, and these guys seem to
burst their sound in about one second bursts..Well, last night we saw
one..One lit on the kitchen window and sounded like it was in the room..It
was a large bug, looked like a big fat green grasshopper with a large
body..It appeared to have good eye sight as when we approached the window
it fell silant. We stood very still and it finally started up again..It
appears to have large lime green wings which it appears to rub together to
make this sound...We are out in Bastrop county in the country....

Any clues? They are very odd bugs..Even wierder than the 6" long walking
sticks we have been inundated with...

Thanks everyone!!
John

John, sounds like you've got katydids:
http://insects.tamu.edu/fieldguide/aimg15.html . Saw my first one of this
year a couple of nights ago.

DT
(far western Bastrop county, off FM969)

http://www.thehungersite.com/



Yes indeedy!!!
That is them..First I looked at the link you sent and most of those look
like grasshoppers but then I looked at another site and sure enough, there
it was..We sat outside last night on the screen porch and one was walking
across the screen doing his noise and wow is it loud..Just imagine thousands
of them going at it..Really wierd too, my cousin was over and she lives in
Austin and they are not so common in town..Just as it was getting dark, the
first one started..She said "Is that your noisy but?" and I told her "Just
wait"...In less than half hour the chourus begun..She couldn't believe
it....
So..Do we get to hear these noisy critters all summer or are they short
lived like the walking sticks?
Thanks a million!!!

John
Bastrop county, FM1209 and HWY71


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Old 13-06-2005, 04:45 PM
Kathleen
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Yes indeedy!!!
That is them..First I looked at the link you sent and most of those look
like grasshoppers but then I looked at another site and sure enough, there
it was..We sat outside last night on the screen porch and one was walking
across the screen doing his noise and wow is it loud..Just imagine

thousands
of them going at it..Really wierd too, my cousin was over and she lives in
Austin and they are not so common in town..Just as it was getting dark,

the
first one started..She said "Is that your noisy but?" and I told her "Just
wait"...In less than half hour the chourus begun..She couldn't believe
it....
So..Do we get to hear these noisy critters all summer or are they short
lived like the walking sticks?
Thanks a million!!!

John
Bastrop county, FM1209 and HWY71


Here in Wimberley they go all summer long. It never occured to me that they
don't live in Austin too! AND, thanks for asking in the first place. I
always thought they were cicadas. I remember last year one rode on my car
for about 45 miles until we stopped somewhere and it disappeared.
With hope and heart,
Kathleen


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Old 27-06-2005, 08:12 AM
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"Gary Brady" wrote:

Our cats bring these things in at night occasionally, since we have a
cat door. Sounds like a jackhammer on sheetmetal. Nothing like one of
these things in your bedroom to spoil a deep sleep.

Gary Brady


gary, you need to check out this link:
http://www.quantumpicture.com/Flo_Co...lo_control.htm


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Old 27-06-2005, 01:09 PM
Gary Brady
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T.B. wrote:
"Gary Brady" wrote:

Our cats bring these things in at night occasionally, since we have a
cat door. Sounds like a jackhammer on sheetmetal. Nothing like one of
these things in your bedroom to spoil a deep sleep.

Gary Brady



gary, you need to check out this link:
http://www.quantumpicture.com/Flo_Co...lo_control.htm


Now, THAT'S pretty good.
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Old 27-06-2005, 04:22 PM
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gary, you need to check out this link:
http://www.quantumpicture.com/Flo_Co...lo_control.htm


LOL
THAT is GREAT!!! Somebody please design something I can put on a dog collar
that will sense my dogs barking excessively and then ZAP them!
Hehe

Cindy


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Old 28-06-2005, 08:06 AM
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In article , "Cindy"
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LOL
THAT is GREAT!!! Somebody please design something I can put on a dog collar
that will sense my dogs barking excessively and then ZAP them!
Hehe

Cindy


Such collars already exist, except, I believe they produce a high pitched
sound which is irritating to the dog, rather than zapping them. If you
have barkers, please get such collars. I somehow managed to live next to
rude dog owners (not you, since you're aware of the problem) who let their
dogs bark ceaslessly and at all hours for ten years through several
different residences. Sleep deprivation is a form of torture...

And no, asking these jerks to shut up their dogs really didn't help.

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Old 29-06-2005, 05:49 AM
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Such collars already exist, except, I believe they produce a high
pitched sound which is irritating to the dog, rather than zapping
them. If you have barkers, please get such collars. I somehow
managed to live next to rude dog owners (not you, since you're aware
of the problem) who let their dogs bark ceaslessly and at all hours
for ten years through several different residences. Sleep
deprivation is a form of torture...

And no, asking these jerks to shut up their dogs really didn't help.


No, it usually doesn't help. A-holes are a-holes are a-holes everywhere.

My dogs are good except when the west neighbor's dogs come out. Then
they have a FIT. Those dogs HATE each other! I yell or bang on the window
or shake my penny can and they shut up and run to the door. It's gotten so
that they run over to the fence, have their fit and then run to the house
real quick to see if I'm going to yell at them, before I even get to the
door.
They're a-holes too! Hehehe! They bark a bit at the east neighbor's
dog too, but that's just because they play with him. The neighbor to the
north has a chihuahua that digs under the fence and comes IN to play with
them. Then he barks at ME when I go try to chase him back to his own yard.
It's pretty funny to see my dane rolling this chi around in the dirt.
The little guy gets caked with slobber and muck. And of course, he's not
fixed and I procrastinated having my bassett/dachshund pup spayed, so yeah,
you guessed it, we're going to have ba-weinie-huahuas. My daughter coined
the term. I said since people invented cock-a-poos, snooty nooties and a
variety of other stupidly-named dogs and started charging big money for
them, we might as well invent a new dog too and charge 100 bucks apiece
instead of trying to give away mutts. So we're having Baweenywowwas.
snicker

Cindy


 




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