Strange Bugs in Louisiana

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    I'm not sure why, but I get lots of unusual insects around my place. This guy decided to take a break on my front step.
     

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    note to self:

    Don't move to LA.
     
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    That's one of those moths the size of a hummingbird. We used to capture them.
    How about one of those huge garden spyders that build a web in front of your doorway in a few hours and you end up walking into it drunk and realize that one of those giant spyders is probably in your hair.
    We have the giant tree roaches in Southeast Texas, I remember those when I lived in Lafayette also. Those are fun when they fly into your face.
     
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    If you're talking about the huge black and yellow garden spiders.. I had one that stuck around so long, I named him Petey. He lived on the outside of my kitchen window. With his leg span, Petey was probably an inch and a half in diameter.
     
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    Yep that's the one, they are big, obviously not tarantula size but scary when the web wraps around your face and you're drunk. They are beautiful though, in a black widow sort of way. I dated a girl that lived in the country and they would build webs very fast across the porch. :cry:
     
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    I like those buggers----they make that cool zipper looking thing in the middle of the web and eat a mess of mosquitos and stuff-----had to move one once cause it's web covered the whole entrance to my neighbors greenhouse over night.
     
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    Very cool moth! It is huge and obviously made to be sitting on the bark of a tree with moss on it, they wouldn't be found here.
     
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    Very pretty... I love the pink coloring!

    We had one of those black and yellow garden spiders outside my son's window. They are not poisonous, but they will bite!
     
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    An inch and a half in diameter? LOL...come on down South..I'll show ya a BIG spider..Here the same spider is 3-4" in diameter min.
     
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    Yep! And once they pick a place to live, you can tear their web down every single night, and it will be fully rebuild by the next morning. (Thus the reason I finally just named mine) :D
     

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