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lime green body

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by rich p, 8 Oct 2007.

  1. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    I've got an insect on my window ledge with a green body about an inch long with 6 red legs and 2 long antennae. If I wasn't a tough guy it would give me the heeby jeebies.
    It looks like a mini locust.
    Any one know what it might be?
  2. dan_bo

    dan_bo How much does it cost to Oldham?

    A cricket?
  3. papercorn2000

    papercorn2000 Senior Member

    May be a very rare variety of cat.
  4. OP
    rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush


    I think crickets are brown
  5. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    Also available in green I'm sure.
  6. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    York, UK
    Sounds like a cricket, although the ones on my allotment are also brown. I'm sure they do come in green though.

    I stopped to look at one properly on Saturday. Very carefully caught it and picked it up, and then, when I was inspecting it (purely out of curiosity), it leapt straight up, and landed in my hair.

    Cue comic sight of Arch leaping about, frantically shaking head and combing hair with fingers...:biggrin:
  7. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Try rubbing your legs together to make a noise, and see if it jumps onto your lap, expecting a good rogering. :biggrin:
  8. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    If its body is roundish and a bit spiky on the edges, its a type of beetle (We call them leaf bugs 'cos they look like a, errrrr, miniature leaf).

    If its body is long and extremely thin then its a piece of cotton.
  9. buggi

    buggi Bird Saviour

    crickets are brown. grasshoppers are green.
  10. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    ...bees are nice, but wasps are mean.
  11. stevenb

    stevenb New Member

    South Beds.
    Sounds like a beetle to me mate.
  12. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    Easties are beasties...westies are besties :biggrin:
  13. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

  14. longers

    longers Veteran

    There used to be locusts in Pott Shrigley (cheshire) at the old brickworks. Apparently they came back in the packing cases from Africa (Nigeria or Egypt I think) and due to the warmth of the environs of the brickworks they thrived.

    Italian for Shield bug is Cimicee (pronounced chimichee) - top fact! :biggrin:
  15. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    green body, different coloured limbs...