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Insect swarms

Postby pontoon outlaw » Sun Jun 02, 2013 9:20 am

I was wondering if anybody else in middle river has seen them? I was fishing Sat south of Lk Winder and while sitting there I heard a loud buzzing sound like a small aircraft motor and to my surprise it was a Huge swarm of insects flying over :scratch: and on the way back to the hill I turned from Dorians Canal to hit the back trail and BAM :banghead: they were there and I road right through them, smashing on my glasses and boat, very weird to say the least.... we are not alone :lol:

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Re: Insect swarms

Postby Olf Art » Sun Jun 02, 2013 9:38 am

What are they ..... like grasshoppers, locusts? That's crazy! :shock:
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Re: Insect swarms

Postby Stewie » Sun Jun 02, 2013 9:48 am

Seen a ton on 95 yesterday big yellow locus!

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Re: Insect swarms

Postby gyrocopter582 » Sun Jun 02, 2013 2:15 pm

I came out this morning, and found my white work van covered with winged ants.
Don't think they were termites. They weren't on anything else. Most of them were dead. Weird. :scratch:
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Re: Insect swarms

Postby pontoon outlaw » Sun Jun 02, 2013 4:04 pm

:angel4: grass hoppers or locusts don't really know, it wasn't bees or anything like that they did not sting me when I went through them, prob locusts they looked like them :dontknow:

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Re: Insect swarms

Postby Batch » Sun Jun 02, 2013 7:03 pm

Cicadas are supposed to be bad for alot of folks in the east this year.

http://www.foxnews.com/science/2013/05/16/cicadas-east-coast-march/

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Postby Sniper » Sun Jun 02, 2013 7:46 pm

I see big sworms of some kind of insect on the Chatahoochee river just before dark all the tim so i try to be off the river before that time but what your talking about sounds like something else
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Re: Insect swarms

Postby smessler34 » Sun Jun 02, 2013 7:48 pm

well if a fella gets bored ....you know to windy to fish,cant hunt nothin......one could do like i do to entertain my kids (they laughed until it hurt!) ....so read carefully, an old farmer from pembroke georgia gives me these directions......catch you a livley full grown cicada, find you a single pine needle about 7-10 inches long...ok heres were the tree huggers might start hatin lol...insert the pointed end of the pine needle into the "opening" on the rear end of that bug about a 1/2 inch.....hold him between your thumb and forfinger and in one motion throw his butt straight up in the air!!! that joker will start ta flyin and will fly straight up as far as the eye can see!!!!! had my boy laughin till he barfed up his mountain dew and doritos!!!!! lol good times for sure

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Re: Insect swarms

Postby newoldglory » Sun Jun 02, 2013 7:48 pm

I've encountered three swarms here at Old Glory recently. The first was when I ran over a hawk in my haste to exit a potentially bad ending. :toothy7: I've not been able to identify the small insect and they are very noisy but haven't been aggressive. :scratch: The hawk is happy about that. (Me too) :lol: :lol:

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Postby clark-kentski » Sun Jun 02, 2013 8:22 pm

Hit a swarm on the turnpike last sunday,Palm city sounds about right.First thought it was bees [ did that once years ago with the window rolled down, LOL not! ] These didnt leave a splat like bees ,dont know what they were but there hard shelled buggers fer sure. :scratch:
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Re: Insect swarms

Postby pontoon outlaw » Sun Jun 02, 2013 8:39 pm

:thumbleft: hard shelled and about an inch long, hurt like heck when they hit ya.....

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Re: Insect swarms

Postby Olf Art » Sun Jun 02, 2013 9:23 pm

pontoon outlaw wrote::thumbleft: hard shelled and about an inch long, hurt like heck when they hit ya.....

Locusts usually run a good bit bigger than that. I hope we haven't imported another problem bug from somewhere! :violent1:
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Re: Insect swarms

Postby kajunoutlaw » Sun Jun 02, 2013 9:32 pm

This year is the year for the locusts in the east. I can't remember where I read it, but with almost certainty that is what they are. I'll try to find the article and post here.
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Re: Insect swarms

Postby kajunoutlaw » Sun Jun 02, 2013 9:39 pm

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Re: Insect swarms

Postby glades cat » Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:39 am

It's a sign of the apocalypse.
Swarms of locust, mice infestations, dogs and cats living together...mass hysteria.
Y'all get ready...or buy alot of bug spray. :lol:
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Re: Insect swarms

Postby newoldglory » Mon Jun 03, 2013 7:09 am

Most of these bugs can be eaten if they're fried and then coated with chocolate! :lol: :occasion5:
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Re: Insect swarms

Postby pontoon outlaw » Mon Jun 03, 2013 5:28 pm

now your talking glory catch and scale then eat :)

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Re: Insect swarms

Postby pontoon outlaw » Mon Jun 03, 2013 5:32 pm

:scratch: they were not cicadas I'm sure of that, they were green in color and about an inch long with hard shell outside, I did not find any in the boat or I would have taken a pic of :dontknow:


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