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    What is this bug?

    Pretty big like 60-70mm.

    Locust? Grasshopper?

    Never seen one before.

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    Cicada I think...

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    Start of the locust plague..... No idea, blow over from Australia? Though hasn't been that windy lately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt-j View Post
    Cicada I think...
    Matt, its Tuesday at 1:11pm, you're drunk, have a water
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    Locust
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    Should have eaten it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Should have eaten it
    Fry them first, taste like prawns.....honest!!!!
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    Frying an insect so that it then tastes like a saltwater crustacean that feeds only on dead or rotting sea animals does not improve the argument in favour of eating said insect

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    Saw some things crawling on the road yesterday when I went for a drive. TR took a photo. Will see if I can put it up later for ID. Any entomologists on the forum?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Should have eaten it
    I would have. Would pull the wings off first because if it is anything like cicada wings they would piss me off. Insects are generally good but you can stick wetas unless I was more than a day hungry.
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    The camera on the phone didn't work but found a picture of what they look like online. Saw at least 50 on the drive back from Dunedin. We dubbed them the name "Road Maggots" because they were crawling everywhere.

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    Should have saved that one for Saturday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiB View Post
    Frying an insect so that it then tastes like a saltwater crustacean that feeds only on dead or rotting sea animals does not improve the argument in favour of eating said insect
    Having munched on a number of said salt water crustaceans, OH YES IT DOES!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gadgetman View Post
    The camera on the phone didn't work but found a picture of what they look like online. Saw at least 50 on the drive back from Dunedin. We dubbed them the name "Road Maggots" because they were crawling everywhere.

    GM that is a Truckus Milkae Fonterrandus commonly known as a Milktruckandtrailah and they can be found mostly on roads in rural areas. Their primary reason for existing is to keep Gibo in the lifestyle of doing fuck all work that he has become accustomed to.
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