Patrick Moore is scared of May bugs..what are they?

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On room 101 Patrick Moore wanted to put May bugs in but what are they? I've never heard of them.
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« Reply #1 on: 22/07/2008 01:08:18 »
They live in Brian's hair [:)]

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« Reply #2 on: 22/07/2008 01:43:21 »
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« Reply #3 on: 22/07/2008 01:59:04 »
They live in Brian's hair [:)]

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Nice, love it, hehe. [;D]

Probably over the top for some.

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« Reply #4 on: 22/07/2008 08:02:19 »
They live in Brian's hair [:)]


So does Anita Dobson  [;D]

Actually, I think Brian stole her hair


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« Reply #5 on: 22/07/2008 08:07:51 »
They live in Brian's hair [:)]

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It looks as though Jackson Pollak has been at Brian's shirt! Speaking of which, paint your own masterpiece here. I couldn't find any instructions so you'll have to figure it out yourselves. What I did suss out, though, is double click to change paint colour.

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« Reply #6 on: 22/07/2008 11:10:58 »
In Norfolk (and parts of Suffolk) we call them June bugs - and no, we're not 13 months behind every body else.
That Jackson Pollack site is fun - pity they didn't use his colour palette though.

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« Reply #7 on: 22/07/2008 11:34:40 »
Sharon I didn't see the programme but I've always thought that Maybugs where the caccoon for the dragonflies.

I also thought that Patrick Moore was not too bothered by insects,
oh well we learn something evry day.

Good and fun Jackson Pollack site.
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« Reply #8 on: 23/07/2008 10:05:36 »
I don't think Patrick will see another May, he is on the Deathlist
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« Reply #9 on: 23/07/2008 23:10:36 »
COCKCHAFERS!

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« Reply #10 on: 23/07/2008 23:21:21 »
oh, so you don`t know june bugs as well?
There were al lot of them flying around this year...in june of course ;)

I took a picture of one of them


the may bugs are a bit bigger and have larger antennas.
When I was younger the may bugs where kind of a symbol for endangered species in my area...they where pretty rare in some parts of Germany.
Interesting is, that they are not really rare, but every 5 years there are a lot of them flying around, and nearly no ones in the other years. Thats because of their life cycle...the larva (called grubs)needs about 4 or 5 years to develop to a bug...and they are synchronised... so in the 5th year all the bugs are crawling out of the ground.
And this year was a june bug year
The may bug is a symbol for luck by the way ;-)

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