Huh?

August 18th, 2014
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WARNING: Do not read further if you're weak of da stomach or get grossed out easily or just ate. Remembah, you've been warned and da disclaimer is out. :grin: :razz:








Aftah coming home last week Friday, I took Da Baby out for a little stroll around our block in his recent 1st birthday gift from Grandma - a Radio Flyer Comfort Wagon which he absolutely loves.

As we're just cruising down da road, I notice dis HUGEMANGEOUS white thingy just lying in da middle of da road......









And then it does dis...........









So I'm there for a few minutes as I watch it inch it's way to only God knows wea cause there isn't a piece of grass, tree, shrub or greenery anywea within da next fifty feet or so.

If you haven't noticed it by now - don't have da WWD! eye yet huh? - but it was crawling around on it's back. If you take a closer look, da itty bitty tiny brown "extensions" are it's legs and da front part is it's "teeth/fangs"?

I was both grossed out and intrigued just watching it struggle cause of it's wormlike action but da fact dat it appeared to look like a grub yet had legs threw me off. And let's just say dat I thought walrus' had da biggest.... tusks.... wat were you thinking? :roll: :lol:

So I decided to be its savior and flip it ovah with my slippah and just moments latah it wasn't too happy and started to da happy/sad face wiggle (if you've evah sprayed a centipede with Raid, you know wat I mean). It then flipped itself back on it's back(?) and continued it's journey.

Wassup Wit Dat!

I was trippin' out but then I thought about it. Da buggah was sooooo huge dat dat legs wouldn't have even been able to reach da ground more less been able to move it's massive body. Plus watevah da heck dat black thing is, I'm surah it wasn't too comfortable having dat thing scraping against da asphalt.

So anybody know wat dis thing is? Have you evah seen something like dis before? If so, in da middle of da road??

Here's a parting video I was able to take before Da Baby was instructing his chauffeur to move on.














19 Responses to “Huh?”

  1. Ynaku:

    Brah it's a dolphin grub. You kicked it with your slippah and it did da Flipper :lol: Dunno :D


  2. BananaFysh:

    I dunno what dat, but it's grossing me out! :(


  3. DIO:

    I heard dass Fysh fuud. ;-)


  4. Makiki:

    Great - now I get the Heebie Jeebies!


  5. 4G:

    I wonder what a Rhinoceros Beetle larva looks like?


  6. tksv:

    Did a quick google search - The coconut rhinoceros beetle larva wiggles on its side, and an oriental flower beetle larva moves on its back. So, it could be an oriental flower beetle (which are widespread in HI). Link to a site with pictures of the CRB and the oriental flower beetle below (if you are curious to see what the bugs look like):

    http://reportapest.org/pestlist/oryrhi.htm


  7. Braddah Lance:

    Ynaku:
    Brah it's a dolphin grub. You kicked it with your slippah and it did da Flipper

    Ha ha ha! Good one........ and see, I responded. :razz:
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    BananaFysh:
    I dunno what dat, but it's grossing me out! :(

    It's one of those things dat you tell people to look at but say it's too gross to look at. :lol:
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    DIO:
    I heard dass Fysh fuud. ;-)

    I wouldn't eat dat fish.
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    Makiki:
    Great - now I get the Heebie Jeebies!

    If I had put my fingah next to it then I tink you would freak out more cause dat thing was pretty thick.
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    4G:
    I wonder what a Rhinoceros Beetle larva looks like?

    Aw crap! Now dat you said dat, I wish I got a container and picked it up to call the Fish & Wildlife peeps to investigate. It didn't even dawn on me dat it was dat cause they said it was "isolated" to da airport area. :sad:
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    tksv:
    Did a quick google search - The coconut rhinoceros beetle larva wiggles on its side, and an oriental flower beetle larva moves on its back. So, it could be an oriental flower beetle (which are widespread in HI). Link to a site with pictures of the CRB and the oriental flower beetle below (if you are curious to see what the bugs look like):

    Big Mahalos for dat information! I've emailed them to let them know what I saw and blogged about so I hope to hear back. I did searches for the two larvae and it resembles the - gulp - the rhinoceros beetle because of the head, color and shape. It must still be a "baby" as the legs wasn't fully developed.

    Big Mahalos for the heads up! Much appreciated. :grin:


  8. 4G:

    @BL - FYI, my understanding is that the Rhinoceros Beetle trapping/monitoring has extended past the airport area. I see traps near Pauoa Valley and up into Nuuanu . . . .

    :(


  9. sally:

    Are we going to have a follow up post on this if you find out more info?


  10. tksv:

    Yes, please share if you hear back!

    Correction to what I stated - The oriental flower beetle is established on Oahu and report on the Big Island, not all of Hawaii. (Sorry, it _BUGGED_ me that I misspoke)

    I live in Pearl City and have noticed one of the bug traps hanging from a tree on the street there, hopefully it hasn't made its way over in our neighborhood yet!


  11. Kage:

    kinda oojii.
    I found a beetle at work and called the number listed on the trap. It turned out to be the Oriental Flower Beetle. I was glad because we have nice coconut trees here at work.

    Let us know if you have more information on the one you saw.


  12. sally:

    Those traps... are those the big black lantern looking things they hang from trees? I've seen them in Halawa Valley.


  13. 4G:

    I'm no expert, but I believe so . . . .


  14. N:

    Those black traps are for I believe the fire ants becuz they live in trees. I think that beetle lives in coconut trees.The traps are at every park in Mililani and I thought they showed the trap at the meeting they had Mililani Mauka. It was kinda neat that a candidate mailed residents fire ant gathering 'equipment' q-tips and baggies.


  15. 4G:

    Hmm - that's right, I believe they are expanding the fire ant monitoring efforts, too.

    So, I dunno, then! :lol:


  16. 4G:

    Starting to feel like a Hitchcock movie, yeah??? :(


  17. 4G:

    LOL! ;)


  18. tksv:

    The lantern looking things hanging from trees are for the CRB.
    Link to HDOA webpage with pictures:

    http://hdoa.hawaii.gov/blog/main/crbtrapsdown/

    The monitoring for the little fire ant uses little vials with peanut butter in them and set out for about an hour. The vials are logged and collected, it doesn't sound like a long term set up.

    Hope this helps and have a great day!


  19. titagirl:

    Hope you squashed it!! eeeww