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Forum topic by Broda posted 05-24-2009 04:05 AM 1444 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-24-2009 04:05 AM

Topic tags/keywords: timber bug woodbug question

hello everyone,

I (very) recently picked up some old timber from a house that was been renovated. I was having a look at it and I saw this bug on it.
Just wanted to know what it is and if it is a danger to our house or my other wood.
thanks

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-- BRODY. NSW AUSTRALIA -arguments with turnings are rarely productive-


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#1 posted 05-25-2009 08:31 AM

nobody?

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#2 posted 05-25-2009 09:03 AM

Don’t remember ever seeing one of those.

You might check with your local supplier and see if they know.

Scrappy

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#3 posted 05-26-2009 08:28 AM

thanks scrappy. will do

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#4 posted 05-26-2009 08:52 AM

Hey Brody,
If your wood suplier doesn’t know, My daughter sugested a nursery/landscape place. They might know also.

Good luck

Scrappy

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#5 posted 05-26-2009 09:18 AM

Try you agricultural extension agent. Give one of the critters and he’ll tell you what it is.

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#6 posted 05-26-2009 01:20 PM

Hey Brody,
That is one of Degooses pests from Queensland…......you know the Cane Toads mob…....these things are on the march to N.S.W…......sooooooooo…..........squish it before it gets to propagate.

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#7 posted 05-29-2009 01:40 PM

so its like a cane toad lavea? (terminoligy?)

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#8 posted 05-29-2009 02:11 PM

Doesn,t look like any wood bug I ever saw in OZ. Reckon it,ll be ok but try this link here. Just email them a pic.

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#9 posted 05-30-2009 03:30 AM

ooo that bugs me

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#10 posted 05-30-2009 06:41 AM

Thanks everybody,

kiwi1969- i have actually emailed that site a few days ago, havent recieved reply yet

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#11 posted 06-02-2009 07:17 PM

Looks more like a hemiptera a.k.a true bug. Closley realated to stink bugs. Most of these guys either eat (more aptly drink) other bugs or sap from leaves. wood should be safe from these guys as their mouth parts are made like a needle for drinking sap or other bodily fluids but not adapted for chewing at wood fiber, so I’d say no need to worry about it.

Cheeers

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#12 posted 06-03-2009 09:00 AM

Thanks justin.
that makes me feel better

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