What Insect is this ?

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Tom Hill

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What Insect is this ?
« on: May 16, 2013, 23:52 »
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Sometimes it is better to keep your mouth shut and be suspected of knowing nothing than opening it and proving it.

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Mum2mj

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Re: What Insect is this ?
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2013, 08:22 »
Is it a beetle? How big is it?

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Re: What Insect is this ?
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2013, 09:15 »
It looks like a ground beetle - if so it is your friend at they eat garden pests.  :)

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Re: What Insect is this ?
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2013, 10:23 »
It is a beetle. Why do you want to know?

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Tom Hill

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Re: What Insect is this ?
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2013, 15:18 »
It was on my allotment and it looked as if it could sting.

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Re: What Insect is this ?
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2013, 17:04 »
Do the "Touch Test" then we will all know..  :D :D :D
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Re: What Insect is this ?
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2013, 17:24 »
Do the "Touch Test" then we will all know..  :D :D :D



Tom could always be a gent and say after you  :tongue2:

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Re: What Insect is this ?
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2013, 18:45 »
Do the "Touch Test" then we will all know..  :D :D :D

Norty gavin  :unsure: :nowink: ::) :D
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Re: What Insect is this ?
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2013, 19:31 »
Tom - I don't think you have much to worry about.. Your beetle is tame compared to what we had loads of in Zimbabwe... Check these nippers out..

« Last Edit: May 17, 2013, 20:39 by gavinjconway »

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Beetroot queen

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Re: What Insect is this ?
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2013, 21:29 »
Gavin I saw those pics and lifted my feet off the floor, well you never know what lurks under the sofa  :unsure:

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Re: What Insect is this ?
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2013, 22:03 »
Sorry to scare you... you should be safe in Somerset  :unsure: 

Our cats would occasionally belt into the house with one stuck to their lip... ouch!! Big problem to remove them as well.

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Re: What Insect is this ?
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2013, 11:36 »
Is it just me or is there a hint of transparency at the lower end of the back? and i can't see a line down between the wing-cases that I would expect on a beetle...And the legs seem to me held in more of a fly-like position than a beetle...and the thorax doesn't seem right

I think it is a fly of some kind

sav

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Re: What Insect is this ?
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2013, 13:30 »
I think it is a fly of some kind

I thought that too. However, my internet searches turned up nothing, i will check it out once i am back at work and have my books :)
« Last Edit: May 18, 2013, 13:33 by Gryphon »

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Re: What Insect is this ?
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2013, 13:44 »

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A Reyt Tayty

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Re: What Insect is this ?
« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2013, 09:20 »
It's a blackclock.



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