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bug name that starts with Q

Kishore Dandu
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I had to name a bug with the first letter Q.

Can anybody think of one?


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marc weber
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Queen bee?


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Kishore Dandu
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It does not count. It is a form of a bee, but not a bug that starts with name Q!!
Bear Bibeault
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<pedantic>A bee is not a bug</pedantic>


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Quarantine


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John Smith
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This question was on my U.S. citizenship exam. The answer is: "Quadrate fanwinged katydid". I know, this sounds like a joke, but etimologists think in mysterious ways: http://www.ento.csiro.au/aicn/name_s/b_3694.htm
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Hence the popularity of the new hit TV show "Are You Smarter Than A Graduate Student?"
Christophe Verré
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I had the first three letters right
Srinivasa Raghavan
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Quality


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Originally posted by Bear Bibeault:
<pedantic>A bee is not a bug</pedantic>


from the wiki:
Bug:
Biology
Formally, an insect of the order Hemiptera, also known as the "true bugs". (Outdated taxonomies sometimes use the name Heteroptera.)
More colloquially, any arthropod (usually excepting crustaceans); includes insects, but also non-insects such as spiders and centipedes.

of course, you did say "pedantic"...
[ April 24, 2007: Message edited by: Fred Rosenberger ]

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Jim Yingst
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There are at least two answers that fit the more formal definition. The quadrate fanwinged katydid is not among them. Hint: Marc actually had five letters right.
Kishore Dandu
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I am running out of time on this. I don't see 'Queen' as a valid answer though.

May be qbeen...
John Smith
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Originally posted by Kishore Dandu:
I am running out of time on this.


Wouldn't it be a shame to die from some nasty desease and to never really find out what kind of insect's name start with a "Q"?
marc weber
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Originally posted by Bear Bibeault:
<pedantic>A bee is not a bug</pedantic>

You mean it's a feature?
Peter Rooke
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You got to hit that sweet spot between having too many bugs and not enough bugs. If you have too many bugs then you just spend all your time fixing them (and fixing the fixes), and hence no development - and who wants to do that. If you don't have any bugs (or features) then you cannot generate any 'extra money' money in support costs. Oh I know - as programmers we should be looking at test driven development and improve the quality of our code [like the Japanese manufacturing industry] - but I'm sure that's how successful businesses look at it - take Mirc$oft.

How about: stenotusBinotatus ?


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Devesh H Rao
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Qockroach
John Dunn
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QUIRK
1. a peculiarity of action, behavior, or personality; mannerism: He is full of strange quirks.
2. a shift, subterfuge, or evasion; quibble.
3. a sudden twist or turn: He lost his money by a quirk of fate.
4. a flourish or showy stroke, as in writing.
5. Architecture. a. an acute angle or channel, as one dividing two parts of a molding or one dividing a flush bead from the adjoining surfaces.
b. an area taken from a larger area, as a room or a plot of ground.
c. an enclosure for this area.

6. Obsolete. a clever or witty remark; quip.
�adjective 7. formed with a quirk or channel, as a molding.


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Chris Baron
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This site has lot of bugs.

Quedius brevis
Quedius cinctus
Quedius cruentus
Quedius curtipennis
Quedius dubius
Quedius humeralis
Quedius lateralis
Quedius mesomelinus
Quedius mesomelinus skor.
Quedius molochinus
Quedius nemoralis
Quedius paradisianus
Quedius plagiatus
Quedius scitus
Quedius semiobscurus
Quedius subunicolor
Quedius truncicola
Quedius xanthopus
 
 
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