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Any entomologists in here?

Postby Mjolinor » Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:10 am

This was buzzing about my front room yesterday and I have never seen owt like it. It was about 30 mm long, perhaps a bit more.

It is a lot like a Devil's Coach Horse but the antennae are wrong. I left the picture on a link so I can leave it big and you can zoom in.

http://rollingpast.com/john/beetle.jpg

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Re: Any entomologists in here?

Postby Ruralman » Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:39 am

This was buzzing about my front room yesterday and I have never seen owt like it. It was about 30 mm long, perhaps a bit more.

It is a lot like a Devil's Coach Horse but the antennae are wrong. I left the picture on a link so I can leave it big and you can zoom in.

http://rollingpast.com/john/beetle.jpg
It looks like a Musk Beetle but could be any of the thousands of different beetles
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Re: Any entomologists in here?

Postby Mjolinor » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:25 pm

Hmm, mine had a bendable body and hairy antennae.

Not sure but as you say there are so many. I have never seen one quite like it but I am no expert.

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Re: Any entomologists in here?

Postby Bav » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:40 pm

Yuk


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Re: Any entomologists in here?

Postby Tincan3 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:21 pm

Could it be a saw fly or wood wasp? Does it have an ovipositor (egg laying tube) tucked under the abdomen? These insects are quite harmless and, generally, lay their eggs in wood. The common species (Urocerus gigas) has dramatic black and yellow bands in the female while the male is smaller, more uniform in colour and does not, of course, have an ovipositor.

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Re: Any entomologists in here?

Postby Mjolinor » Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:34 pm

Could it be a saw fly or wood wasp? Does it have an ovipositor (egg laying tube) tucked under the abdomen? These insects are quite harmless and, generally, lay their eggs in wood. The common species (Urocerus gigas) has dramatic black and yellow bands in the female while the male is smaller, more uniform in colour and does not, of course, have an ovipositor.
Even if I still had it I don't think I could raise the enthusiasm to get that close. Yuk is about as close as I want to get.

I am sure it is quite happily dive bombing someone else somewhere else by now.

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Re: Any entomologists in here?

Postby Tincan3 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:33 pm

Sirex noctilio, a species of horntail, looks to fit your beast more closely especially in colour and size. Google it and see what you think.

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Re: Any entomologists in here?

Postby Mjolinor » Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:39 am

The antennae again are different. Mine have brushes on the end.

I filled this is, they should know for sure.
https://www.royensoc.co.uk/identifying-insects

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Re: Any entomologists in here?

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Re: Any entomologists in here?

Postby andys » Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:24 pm

Looks more like a type of Rove beetle to me.

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Re: Any entomologists in here?

Postby Bav » Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:54 pm

Still yuk!!


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Re: Any entomologists in here?

Postby Tincan3 » Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:37 pm

Great to get an ID! Nicrophorus would have been my next genera guess - but, you do know they are only attracted to something rotten..............?

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Re: Any entomologists in here?

Postby Mjolinor » Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:31 pm

Great to get an ID! Nicrophorus would have been my next genera guess - but, you do know they are only attracted to something rotten..............?
Hmm, and there's me thinking first born's head was just vacant. I didn't realise it was probably rotting too. :)


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