What bugs are these?

Submitted by: alien_girl01 10 years ago Science
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Crazy web-making bugs take over trees and bikes.
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Female 799
Ew, that`s gross.
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Female 1
Down here in Texas, we have webworms...they come every year around this time and set up their webs in our Ash tree. They get pretty bad sometimes, but I`ve never seen them as bad as that...

I used to love to play with them when I was a kid <3

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Male 62
upstate NY here. heard these called `tentworms`. i`ve seen theme once in a while in the local wooded areas. not often, though. i`m pretty sure we have the ultimate insect repellent...WINTER!...well except this year.
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Male 142
Whoa, imagine waking up covered in one of those webs... Yikes.


...Nightmares.

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Female 5
WEN I first saw them i thot thy wer catipillers
mayb thyr like related to catiz n ....spiders?
or thyr like a mutated catipiller/spider
i dunno
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Male 126
And that was in sweden too, btw.
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Male 126
Åh fan! There has been a lot of those around here (in sweden), but i`ve never seen that many... O_o
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Female 94
freaking gross...
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Female 96
Oh wow :S
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Male 90
im soding with flourchild cuz lochness started off sayin sumthin and flourchild just corrected her... albeit with a lil extra aggressiveness
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Male 598
In my state, caterpillars do IN FACT make these, but small ones, in between tree branches
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Male 1
Wy website normally gets 600 to 800 hundred unique visitors a day. Saturday, August 5th, it spiked to about 1200. When I checked to see where the extra traffic came from, I found the link to my site from page one of this thread. (realgreenlawns.com)

THe link that was posted was for Pecan Webworms. Some one else suggested armyworms. Neither is correct. (although close)

Here is a link to the correct ID for the worms.:
http://realgreenlawns.com/austin_tx_texa...

Great pictures. I really enjoyed looking at them.

Cheers!

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Male 4,393
:( silk worms on the handlebars i am not going 2 get on that :(
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Female 316

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That`s a really great shot. Like the webs are dripping off of the handlebars.

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Female 1,007
WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOA. That`s rather scary cos I think I`ve seen those icky bugs around before.
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Female 268
Well loch-ness when little children act up they need to be reprimanded. And since I can`t send you to your room without supper, this will have to be good enough. Also, for the record, you initiated this little bout by you diatribe about silkworms and calling people pussies for not liking them. You embarrass yourself and your parent`s for their lack of discipline when you behave so egregiously ignorant.
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Female 986
look at all the silk worms :D lol good fun
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Male 27
holy....damn those bugs have covered everything. First i thought the tree was supposed to be white.
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Female 283
We`ve had these around the farm I lived at when I was younger, and then in the areas my family camps at during the summer. They`re army worms, and I know that you don`t have to cut off the branches of the tree to save it, but I know my dad always sprayed it with something. I want to say it was WD40, but that was over fifteen years ago, when I was two or three that we last had those problems around home.

Anyway, here`s a link to a little more info about them: http://www.thegardenhelper.com/armyworm....

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Female 815
You stupid son of a bitch who likes picking on kids.
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Female 815
I know i do :) Thank you so much for agreeing. *gives fruit basket* Oh yes and yeah you started it.
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Female 268
you show your age so well loch-ness, i hardly need to retort
bravo.
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Male 211
Nuke that city ... QUICK!!!
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Female 77
OK, I`m terrified of bugs .. and that does not help my phobia one bit ..
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Female 401
..i think im gonna puke up my intestines....dwuikehuihk ,mfjksfh
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Male 6
Well, seeing how the text on the page is in Swedish, the species is NOT a silkworm. Silkworms are technically Asiatic, not European. The species in the photos is actually Yponomeuta evonymella, Bird-cherry Ermine - also called Häggspinnmal in Swedish. You can see the moth form, nest and worm forms here:

http://www.ukmoths.org.uk/show.php?id=12...

~ J. Tithonus Pednaud
http://www.thehumanmarvels.com

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Male 5
They are accually sweduish caterpillars apparently, they spin silk webs (i know, im swedish/finnish
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Male 577
Those are tent caterpillars. We`ve got them, though nowhere near as bad as that. But that`s what you do.: if you see them on the branch, cut the branch off and burn the whole damn thing. They`re terribly invasive.
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Female 71
"YAY for the infested free (i think) CANADA B.C."

Ditto...ish

"That looks like a bad case of Tent caterpillars...way worse then I`ve ever seen. I think that`s what they are...yeah."

Those aren`t tent caterpillars. I should know. In my town we got THOUSANDS of those [email protected] in these tree growing along a river going through the town. *shudder* They fall on you when you walk under because they`re so crowded together.

And by the way LochNess-abz, calm down. You`re making an ass of yourself.

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Female 104
thats fuc|<ing psycho!
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Female 670
I used to have those things in my backyard. My parents never liked them. Now I know why.
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Male 274
yup, i`s seen befor.they`s in ma own backyard.
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Female 1,071
ew ew ew ew ew ew, ok that and the pirate thing has just sent me into a state of mental shock...
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Female 815
And im not saying my teacher was right so its toootally not my fault you donkey ra.ping sh.it eater.
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Female 815
Besides, My teacher told me they were silkworms when there was a bunch in a tree in the yard so why pick on me you stupid redneck BIATCH
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Male 1,066
arrrg i feel itchy all the sudden.
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Female 815
HEY FLOURCHILD SHUT THE FU.CK UP!!! And i can`t go to school its the summer holidays lol. We in britain call them silk worms so dont friggin diss me ok?
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Male 189
and iv never seen then before and i hope they dont come to portsmouth! (UK)
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Male 189
weird, made me ich alot. it made me laugh a bit after seeing all that there was one leaf on one of the trees
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Female 380
ive never seen these before thank god!
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Female 6
I think they could be mealworms. I`ve used them in science labs before. At least I think.
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Female 655
We have something like that in NY.. I don`t think they`re exactly the same type, but they cover the trees and grass in `webs` and the little worm things hang off the trees by the hundreds on these long transparent strings. I was walking with someone once and we weren`t paying attention; we walked right into all these wormies hanging off a tree and started freaking out. We ended up spending quite a while picking worms off each other. *shudder*
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Female 125
Wow! We sure don`t have those where we live! (Thank god!)
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Female 40
I have these in my backyard...they kill the tree`s!
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Male 889
Orkin man plz?? kthxbye.
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Male 157
...and I can still feel them on me
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Male 157
I had to take a shower after looking at that.

*shudder*

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Female 148
I thought silkworms at first but then I realised it was the wrong area so they must be webworms they were everywhere when I went to visit the US even in the toilets *shudders*
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Female 101
If we had them in england. I would move away and start a new life in the city. Well away from any bug like freak. But hopefully they dont exsist or go near to where I live. Who`s scared???
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Male 43
i feel sick...
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Male 51
get the matches and fireworks, this is war!
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Female 124
some very cool cheap halloween decorations =D

even if it *is* destructive

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Male 108
Btw, they`re not bugs, they`re insects. Bugs have stomatic appendiges that can suck. Whereas insects don`t. Thats why when you give a straw to an insect they look at you funnily
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Male 109
Tyrizzle... enjoy your pesticide-induced AIDS
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Male 908
Raid
RAID
RAID EVERYWHERE
RAID THEM!!!
DIE EVIL
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Male 133
BTW im in SW Missouri.
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Male 133
We call them bagworms where i live. Just set the webs on fire and theyre gone pretty quick. Wordt infestation ive ever seen.
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Male 272
imagine waking up and u are covered in a web like that
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Male 20
dude, the one shot which all the bugs were in the one corner by the house did it for me...
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Male 194
i think there silkworms
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Female 2,074
yum
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Female 604
That is disturbing.
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Female 6
That looks like a bad case of Tent caterpillars...way worse then I`ve ever seen. I think that`s what they are...yeah.
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Male 331
Exactly why I <3 California :D...

Although we have a terrible spider problem :/

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Male 332
yea we have those all over my neighborhood, in raleigh nc. They killed most of the trees that are young before the neighborhood got around to spraying them.
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Male 1,496
I don`t know why but that is absolutely retardedly disgusting. Even thought it looks cool and would be pretty damn funny to see some ones any thing to be covered in it and seeing the look on their faces.
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Male 254
"never seen them around new york, thank god. that`s scary though, the tree looked like an ordinary tree with white bark..what isit, birch? yup."

I think these live more towards the northwestern new york around Niagra falls (thats the only place I`ve seen them). BTW, Are these the ones people were panicing about because they killed a poo load of trees in the adirondaks?

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Male 919
MMMMM...Now im hungry...
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Female 162
Those are kinda cute! (:
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Male 292
eviiiiillll
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Male 437
by "ones" i mean pics
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Male 437
lol...the ones with the bikes were funny, but not for the owners of the bikes...
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Male 651
"humans are more gross :]"

Looking at your face, I`d have to agree.

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Female 154
i am scarred for life
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Female 31
That reminded me of "Invasion of the Bodysnatchers". I have images of all these paranoid people, convinced that even though it looks like their bike and shares the same memories as their bike, it is really some soul-less replacement.... shudder...
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Male 318
cool
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Male 251
YAY for the infested free (i think) CANADA B.C.
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Female 268
Hey lochness go back to school before you claim to know anything about these worms. Silkworm are much larger than webworms and are completely white. Webworms are horribly destructive and silkworms are not. Read a book some time and stop spurting the crap that comes out of you mouth. If you want to see what an actual silkworm looks like, you dolt, go here:


silkworm

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Male 1,371
i bet there will be a poo load of buttterflys
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Female 815
And why are you pussies scared? Its beautiful. Can`t you friggin appreciate nature? Go suck on your own big fat hairy balls then. And yes, silkworms are very cute and fluffy :-) what friggin planet do you live on if you think they can eat you? Length of silkworm: _______
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Female 815
-.- They live world wide. They`re called silk worms YES WHAT SOME FRIGGIN BLOUSES ARE MADE OF and you get them EVERYWHERE you just dont see them often. I had them in the school yard taking over a small tree. You are allll retards and i`m 12, im supposed to be less intellegent -.-
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Female 158
=O im pretty scared..
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Female 576
when i first saw the picture of the tree from far off i thought it was naturally white
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Male 632
Wow that is some nasty poo. haha for the people living there.
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Female 272
never seen them around new york, thank god. that`s scary though, the tree looked like an ordinary tree with white bark..what isit, birch? yup.
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Male 106
holy moly shacka showly
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Male 2,057


wow, those little guys have a good sense of humour!

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Male 57
i wanna set that poo on fire...
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Female 169
They`re silkworms...I get them around here. They`re really cute, we raised them when I was in grade school.
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Female 799
If thoes are caterpillars and come in black and orange then...we have them in our back garden. Ew.
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Male 2,600
I happen to think it`s pretty.
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Male 84
Crap man. REAL PROBLEM WITH WORMS
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Female 20
Ew ew ew ew ew.

:( bugs are gross.

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Male 4,014
I want nothing to do with these.
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Female 1,004
Those are bad webworms. Wherever these pics came from need to move or something...
My whole neighborhood is practically overrun by webworms. Not like THAT, of course, but they`re killing my pecan trees. One of my trees is almost already dead `cause of the things but we can`t afford to get the trees sprayed....-shudder- this is sick! The webworms I got at my hause are fuzzier, though...
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Female 2,220
That`s...
So weird!!!!
I assumed they were silk worms, and like...
Omg, how long do they take to cover a bike do you reckon?
It looked like it`d been there for a while.
Can you imagine trying to uncover your bike with that on it.
EEEEW.
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Female 27
Ew.
That`s a bit on the gross side.
I don`t like bugs.
Or worms.
Or anything creepy crawly.
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Male 51
Wow that is just not right. Im getting that creepy crawly sort of feeling. I`d say let a gang of lizards loose in the area and see how many they can eat in a week.
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Male 368
AAARGH! I can feel them crawling all over me!
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Male 1,014
I feel sick. :-O
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Male 93
^I`m watching the X-Files right now(not that episode). I hate those worms, its a good thing I`ve only seen them in cherry trees around here, and never so large an infestation. Me and my brother find creative ways to destroy them, usually if they are large enough we blast them with birdshot :->

guitar100404 Are they really in walnut trees around here?

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Male 547
If you are scared of these, grow up. There are plenty other things to be scared off. gezzz
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Male 98
It`s like that X-Files episode where all those little green bugs came out the trees and cocooned people in the forest. scary stuff
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Female 75
Ha, rockethippo, a horror movie would be a great idea! I would hate to be the owner of that bike.
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Male 4
We have those in Michigan but they mostly seem to stay in walnut trees.
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Male 152
we have them here in maryland. but they never get that bad.
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Male 177
silkworms! good money if u sell it to make things such as lampshade
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Female 3,562
I`ve occaisionally seen webs in trees around here in Massachusetts, but I`ve never seen them take even an entire tree.
I mean, just how does that even happen?
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Male 51
The webworm, Hyphantria cunea (Drury), is a common pest of trees. It attacks more than 88 different kinds of plants, including many fruit, nut and ornamental trees and shrubs. It does not attack conifers (pines and other needle-bearing trees).

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Male 99
Real estate must be booming in that neighbourhood.
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Female 268
web worms feed on the leaves of the trees
they can kill a tree in no time
but they only eat what`s inside the web
so if you control the size of the web you control
the worms
i`ve worked in a garden center for over 7 years
now. we have them here but not nearly to that extent. we have planes that spray BT over
everthing to help control those and mosquitos.
i`ve never seen it take a whole tree before 0.0
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Male 144
Imagine getting back from work to find you bike entirely covered in web and thousand of those things? I makes me wonder what do they feed on, the places they were inhabiting didn`t have nearly enough of anything in the area to sustain such a massive collony
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Male 123
^*deoderant or however its spelt
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Male 123
lol i bet the kids wid deaderant and lighters had fun :)
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Male 541
ewww
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Female 46
EWWWWWWWWW!
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Female 87
And that is when you call the Orkin man. I would prefer to have a big-arse spider making webs than those gross little worms.
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Female 97
Oh jesus I would CRY if that were my bike.
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Male 388
i have these around where i live. if u hav them, tear a big hole in the web where a lot are sitting and wasps will come in and take the worms out and eat them. its fun to watch lol
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Male 20
Man those would be awesome for a horror movie. Just imagine getting covered is that slowly getting eatenX-(.... *shudders*
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Male 269
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Male 391
damn.... i`m pretty scared right now....
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Male 236
WE HAVE THEM IN OHIO! I HOPE NOT NEAR COLUMBUS!
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Female 190
Ack
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Female 151
Hägg is in english bird-cherry
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Female 1,397
They appear to be some kind of...robotic Butterfly.
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Female 106
my sis said they jus spill it on there. lol
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Male 95
they look lie silkworms on account of the web like build up on the bike
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Male 224
maggots!!
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Male 30
what the hell were those, and over how long was that taking place, because that scares the poo out of me
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Male 315
We have them in my city too, but not as many. It`s pretty unusal for them to spread like that. They usually just live on one type of tree (I don`t know what "hägg" is in english but that`s the name of the tree in swedish)
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Female 51
oops loathe
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Female 51
gross I lothe bugs of any sort
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Female 22
yeah *shudder* I remember those little nasties from my Texas childhood. We call them webworms. I remember they are very easy to get rid of though. Whats unbelievable is that someone let them get THAT out of hand.
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Male 317
any way they wont get to your house if your quick enough to burn them
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Male 317
dude if you look these bag worn like the shade.. they cluster in parts where the shade is like the knots in the trees.

i just dont want them in my country!!!!

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Male 44
How would you burn them if they were on your house?


I hope we don`t have any of those in CA.

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Male 7
there called bag worms we have him in southern ohio.But we burn them out before they ever get that bad in our trees
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Male 164
If you ever see a nest of these things in trees or such cut off that limb and burn it, these things are very detructive and will eventually kiill thier plant hosts.
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Female 1,603
They have those here...in the mountains (CO). When we went up to the mountains one time I kept seeing all these "webs" and I was thinking, "I dont wanna see the spider that lives in those things." But after we looked closer we could see a bunch of little catapillar (Sp? grr) type things moving around in them. It was their nests. Weird things!
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Male 1,354
Triiiiippy. Naaaaaasty. Don`t wanna live there.
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Male 148
they are the american version of the silkworm.
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Male 458
Um, they`re bugs I don`t to see anywhere near where I live.
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Male 223
oh my god that is sorta freaky
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Female 8
Link: What bugs are these? [Rate Link] - Crazy web-making bugs take over trees and bikes.
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