has anyone seen these bugs that are s...

has anyone seen these bugs that are swarming?

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dr pepper

La Porte, TX

#1 Sep 19, 2011
they invaded the back yard today swarming about 20 or so first i thought they were bumble bees but at closer look, they aren't. they are metallic green and thick. anyone seen them?
Lomaxx

United States

#2 Sep 19, 2011
Get the RAID!
I haven't gotten them yet, the rain must have got them going.
pure white camelia

Houston, TX

#3 Sep 20, 2011
Like a stink bug? We had quite a few of them the last few nights....

“Not Your Ordinary Housewife”

Since: Aug 10

Born/raised in Houston

#4 Sep 21, 2011
dr pepper wrote:
anyone seen them?
I've been seeing a lot of large bugs just zipping around in the back yard the past couple of days. I guess the rain brought them out from wherever they were hiding. I never had one land where I could get a really good look at it, but from what I could see when they went zipping past, they looked like cicadas to me.

Since: Apr 11

Houston, TX

#5 Sep 22, 2011
THis is a cicada hatch year, so it might be them.

Since: Apr 11

Houston, TX

#6 Sep 22, 2011
By the way - and sometimes people really are this unaware - the hummingbirds are swarming and they can be mistaken for big bugs because of the buzzing way they fly if you're not looking carefully, and they are bright green. The first time I saw one right now I thought it was some huge wasp until I looked again.
dr pepper

La Porte, TX

#7 Sep 22, 2011
NatNorrisStarwynn wrote:
THis is a cicada hatch year, so it might be them.
how do you know this? just curious..

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