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Thread: Big Flying Bug

  1. #1
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    Jun 2009
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    Default Big Flying Bug

    I don't have a photo as the dog ate it!

    A large inch long orange and black thick striped bug which flew in my ear. I batted it away and it fell on the floor. Was not a bee and indeed looked more like a beetle. Was going to take a photo before the dog intervened. At night in the house with a small reading light on and the door open so wondered about a weird moth. I have looked up moths, bees and beetles but cannot find anything. Any clues? I would recognise it again if shown a picture!

    Thanks

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    could have been a longhorn beetle

    http://www.eakringbirds.com/eakringb...ornbeetles.htm

    i had to look the same thing up last weekend after seeing one down at Scrabster

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    It is the right time of year for what is more commonly known as the tango cockroach. They fly in from the east every year. Sounds very like it!

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    Default Beetle

    Sounds like a sexton beetle

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