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Snakes,Mosquitoes and Flies !!!!!!!

Old Jan 9th 2011, 8:18 am
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Originally Posted by iamthecreaturefromuranus View Post
Yep, its a cicada, and I've seen them bigger and uglier than that one.
Cicadas are harmless though unless you have sensitive ears!

A friend and I got out of the car at Davies Creek National Park the other day and the cicadas were so loud that it was almost at the pain threshold! We got back in and drove off...
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Old Jan 9th 2011, 9:22 am
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I read last year that they're noisier than a pneumatic drill and in fact, according to the Australian Museum:

"Some large species such as the Greengrocer/Yellow Monday and the Double Drummer produce a noise intensity in excess of 120 dB at close range (this is approaching the pain threshold of the human ear)"

The first time I ever heard them in chorus, in Queensland 9 years ago, it was so eerie, like a Doctor Who episode

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Originally Posted by Bill Frame View Post
Hi About to come out to North Perth such as ocean reef;Connolly areas, have read about the above on various web sites but can any-one tell me what the problems are really like, are you really covered in mossy bites and full of flies with snakes slithering around all day, lol, or is it more of a case of getting used to the pests,
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Found this little fella in Queensland; thought someone was playing a trick on us tourist until the thing moved
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Old Jan 10th 2011, 12:05 am
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Not a touchy subject however if you plan to live here you should probably know the difference. It would be like me saying I am moving to London when in fact I'm moving to Staines. They're 2 different cities, although in fairly close proximity to each other.
er no....Staines is not a city, it is a recognised suburb of Greater London. But its not that important, knowing the exact geographical facts of your locality is learnt through experience so it DID seem as if it was a touchy subject.
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Found this little fella in Queensland; thought someone was playing a trick on us tourist until the thing moved
That's a Hercules Moth, Coscinocera sp.
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