LOOK WHO I FOUND!!!

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Entomology' started by Teenage Entomologist, Jun 1, 2014.

  1. Teenage Entomologist

    Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

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    After years of searching, I found, The Camel Spider. Here in Northern California too! They live throughout the Great Basin including Montana. I spotted him when I was putting my dogs in their crate. He was outside. luckily. Bout' a # 8 hook.
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    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    Those are pretty interesting critters . . . and quick, in any direction! Around here they kill a lot of spiders. They can give you a good pinch if they manage to chomp.
     
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    Man I hate spiders. Thanks for sharing though :)
     
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    Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

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  5. Teenage Entomologist

    Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

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    Notice the single jungle cock eye on the abdomen?
     
  7. Teenage Entomologist

    Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

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    Yup. Black and Orange.
     
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    GAT Dumbfounded

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    That is one ugly bug! Are you guys sure it is from this planet? :)
     
  9. Teenage Entomologist

    Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

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    There's been a lot of horror movies about 5 foot versions of these* Disgust*
     
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    Two summers ago I went to put on some old shoes that I had left in the garage. Something was in one, so I shook it, and out popped a camel spider. It was huge! Bigger than a pack of cigs
     
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    That thing is too pretty to cast.
     
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    We were moving some pallets in Afghanistan and we kept seeing these dust trails shooting through the moon dust and it was freaking us out. One guy finally caught one that was about the size of a hand, after that we would see a dust trail and it would send us all running... You can't outrun those things, they are crazy fast when they want to be.
     
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    Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

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    Crazy...
     
  14. Teenage Entomologist

    Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

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    Another Camel Spider! The one I just seen ran faster,
    couldn't catch him though. There's more of these things than I think.
     
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    Never seen one and I hope I never do!
     
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