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Re: I Hate Mormon Crickets

Idaho is experiencing another summer with a huge infestation of Mormon Crickets - these giant grasshopper/cricket things that can cover the road and make them very slippery - not good for fast cornering, that's for sure. Article and photo from today's ride below:

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Re: I Hate Mormon Crickets

We occasionally get grasshopper infestations like that. Hideous waves of them flying low and landing on the tarmac for sunbathing duty. Makes cleaning the bike a real biatch!
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Those look more like Jehovahs Witness crickets to me....
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Re: I Hate Mormon Crickets

Get a similar problem here (well, SE of Tucson) with Lubber Grasshoppers - hundreds of them in mid-late summer on the roads. Like driving on snot.
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Also armies of these (White Lined Sphynx Moth larvae) crossing the roads, all going in the same direction.
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Nasty looking...

Bogus Basin road?
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Re: I Hate Mormon Crickets

they sound a bit like the cain toads in queensland, they are a real problem and are slowly heading towards new south wales, so Z better watch out

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You know Bacchus, between the f-ing snakes, spiders large enough to carry off a small dog, and now those mutant bronze grasshoppers and sqooshy wormy-thingies, I have no desire to visit you anymore.

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But wait! There's more!
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We get June Bugs/May Flies here. Millions. Lasts about a week but they COVER the streets and billboards. Coming into my city, by the river, There is a 10 foot in diameter pile 2 feet tall in the street that the city crew has to sweep up. its nasty as hell, they get everywhere and TASTE LIKE ####! Thank god they only live 24 hours.

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And you guys were complaining about bugs in the south east!!!!!

We don't have stuff like that!
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stegen : We get June Bugs/May Flies here.
Now JUNEBUGS, those are neat little critters. If you catch one under your boot and step down ever so slightly, you can actually hear the little Junebug O-ring give loose and some stuff that looks like peanut butter comes out.
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ratter1 : they sound a bit like the cain toads in queensland, they are a real problem and are slowly heading towards new south wales, so Z better watch out
They're making their way to Victoria...

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You're f%#&king up my Chi...
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fumbducker : Nasty looking...

Bogus Basin road?
Good memory! Yep - the bugs show up from about 3,500 feet to about 5,000, then you don't see as many.
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