The place to ask China-related questions!
Beijing Shanghai Guangzhou Shenzhen Chengdu Xi'an Hangzhou Qingdao Dalian Suzhou Nanjing More Cities>>

Categories

Close
Welcome to eChinacities Answers! Please or register if you wish to join conversations or ask questions relating to life in China. For help, click here.

By continuing you agree to eChinacities's Privacy Policy .

Sign up with Google Sign up with Facebook
Sign up with Email Already have an account? .
Posts: 2584

Emperor

0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

Q: For those bug enthusiasts what types of bugs am I likely to find in China?

I haven't seen butterflies, caterpillars, ladybugs, fireflies. Can't remember the last one I saw. I did see some mosquito's and maybe some spiders are there any more you can name? 

9 years 16 weeks ago in  Culture - China

 
Highest Voted
Posts: 4400

Emperor

3
3
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

  I came across a praying mantis on the stairs of my flat once. Cool looking f****r too. He was there later on my way back as well, just much much shorter. Also seen some major big-arse spiders. One was the diameter of a tennis ball. Scared the life out of me, i'm really not a fan of spiders. Stood my ground once when someone set an alsation on me, but one look at a daddy long-legs and I s**t my pants. The bugs that i'm looking for though are the ones that sit in the trees in the summer and rub their legs like crickets. The sound is unbelievable, these things must be huge and there must be millions of them, but I can never spot a single one. Been pissed on by a spider in my sleep, bitten on the ear by a cockroach and drunk centipede wine. Most important thing to remember is don't stomp on cockroaches; if you get a pregnant mother you could end up causing an infestation. Right.....gotta get my boy to sleep, he's bugging me.

diverdude1:

in Texas we called those bugs who rub their legs together 'cicada's',,,,   not sure if that is correct or not,, but is what we called them,, and yeah, they did seem to show up by the millions and such a sound they made....   honestly it brings back memories of some sweet Texas summer's...

9 years 16 weeks ago
Report Abuse

TedDBayer:

In Canada I hear maybe one at a time singing, in China I hear choirs of them. They look like really big flies. You can eat them, the females are meatier.

9 years 16 weeks ago
Report Abuse

mArtiAn:

  Actually yeh, my wife used to fry and eat them when she was a kid. Not so much 'cause she thought they were yummy, but because she was skint.

9 years 15 weeks ago
Report Abuse
Report Abuse
9 years 16 weeks ago
 
Answers (9)
Comments (7)
Posts: 524

Governor

0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

A lot of cockroaches were killed by me because my roommates did little clean work.  There lives many earthworms in our flower pots at my hometown. It was also really fun to feed the ants with the millets in summer. Sweet childhood memory.

Report Abuse
9 years 16 weeks ago
 
Posts: 4400

Emperor

3
3
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

  I came across a praying mantis on the stairs of my flat once. Cool looking f****r too. He was there later on my way back as well, just much much shorter. Also seen some major big-arse spiders. One was the diameter of a tennis ball. Scared the life out of me, i'm really not a fan of spiders. Stood my ground once when someone set an alsation on me, but one look at a daddy long-legs and I s**t my pants. The bugs that i'm looking for though are the ones that sit in the trees in the summer and rub their legs like crickets. The sound is unbelievable, these things must be huge and there must be millions of them, but I can never spot a single one. Been pissed on by a spider in my sleep, bitten on the ear by a cockroach and drunk centipede wine. Most important thing to remember is don't stomp on cockroaches; if you get a pregnant mother you could end up causing an infestation. Right.....gotta get my boy to sleep, he's bugging me.

diverdude1:

in Texas we called those bugs who rub their legs together 'cicada's',,,,   not sure if that is correct or not,, but is what we called them,, and yeah, they did seem to show up by the millions and such a sound they made....   honestly it brings back memories of some sweet Texas summer's...

9 years 16 weeks ago
Report Abuse

TedDBayer:

In Canada I hear maybe one at a time singing, in China I hear choirs of them. They look like really big flies. You can eat them, the females are meatier.

9 years 16 weeks ago
Report Abuse

mArtiAn:

  Actually yeh, my wife used to fry and eat them when she was a kid. Not so much 'cause she thought they were yummy, but because she was skint.

9 years 15 weeks ago
Report Abuse
Report Abuse
9 years 16 weeks ago
 
Posts: 4985

Emperor

0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

In Hunan, I've seen Giraffe Stag Beetles (Prosopocoilus giraffa) everywhere. They used to infest the wife's parent's house. She would just rage-smash them against the wall, and discard them.

 

Here's a link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prosopocoilus_giraffa

99Silva:

whoa thanks for the visual on that bug!

9 years 16 weeks ago
Report Abuse
Report Abuse
9 years 16 weeks ago
 
0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

litter bugs are found everywhere

Report Abuse
9 years 16 weeks ago
 
0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

from the amount of crap on here since you know who came back I would say Dunn Beetles surprise

mArtiAn:

  Who am you know who? You're gonna make me paranoid. It's not Lord Voldemort, is it?

9 years 16 weeks ago
Report Abuse

philbravery:

Do not worry mArtiAn

we all have it's Number

on the other hand  

  Do you have a guilty conchance?

9 years 15 weeks ago
Report Abuse

mArtiAn:

  I never feel guilty 'cause I never get caught.

9 years 15 weeks ago
Report Abuse
Report Abuse
9 years 16 weeks ago
 
0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

In the south of Guangdong, mosquitoes. Lot's of them. 

Report Abuse
9 years 16 weeks ago
 
Posts: 3442

Emperor

0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

The government have bugs everywhere, and they know everything...

Report Abuse
9 years 16 weeks ago
 
Posts: 9206

Emperor

0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

The biggest bug I saw was Volkswagen Bugs.

Report Abuse
9 years 16 weeks ago
 
0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

Very happy bugs. There is garbage everywhere and most of the birds that would eat them are dead because of the smog.

Report Abuse
7 years 37 weeks ago
 
Know the answer ?
Please or register to post answer.

Report Abuse

Security Code: * Enter the text diplayed in the box below
Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <img> <br> <p> <u>
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
  • Textual smileys will be replaced with graphical ones.

More information about formatting options

Forward Question