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B3B3 Posts: 14,965
I was deadheading some roses yesterday when something bit me. It looked a bit like a tiny silverfish only it was a darker colour. It may have been eating leaves as it left a greeny brown streak on my  skin when i squashed it. it must have been holding on tight  as it didn't flick off easily.But i have an itchy spot where it was so it may have been after my blood👹is
Does anyone know what it was?

In London. Keen but lazy.
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  • tuikowhai34tuikowhai34 Béziers, Herault, FrancePosts: 574
    It's just the dreaded rose bush protector dragon!  A smidge of Tiger Balm and the itchy will be relieved!!
    A good hoeing is worth two waterings.

  • B3B3 Posts: 14,965
    Aloe vera gel has been applied!
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • tuikowhai34tuikowhai34 Béziers, Herault, FrancePosts: 574
    Wonderful!
    A good hoeing is worth two waterings.

  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 5,455
    Maybe a flowerbug? They pack quite a nip for a titchy beast and the bite can be itchy.
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 17,446
    My guess is Anthocoris nemorum.
     
    Known in our house as Ouchyoulittlebas####where’stheantihistaminequick!



    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • tuikowhai34tuikowhai34 Béziers, Herault, FrancePosts: 574
    @pansyface  He looks feisty!!
    A good hoeing is worth two waterings.

  • B3B3 Posts: 14,965
    edited 29 May
    It had no wings, no spots no legs I could see. I have since posting found that you can get silverfish in the garden and they can bite.  

    Silverfish

    Silverfish (Lepisma saccharina) are 1/2 to 3/4-inch long, silver segmented nocturnal household pests that often spend time in the garden. While they do not normally feed on living plants, they may eat dead insects or fungi. Silverfish are often attracted to the wet conditions found in irrigated garden areas, as well as under bark, rocks and other debris. Control is generally aimed at preventing silverfish from infesting nearby homes. Silverfish in gardens are not considered to be problem insects, otherwise.

    I didn't think i was that good at watering my roses!

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 35,054
    I feel so left out. Nothing ever bites me...even the famous Scottish midge.... :'(

    Hope it's not so itchy today @B3 ;)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 17,446
    We have silverfish in our cellar and kitchen. They annoy me but I’ve never been bitten by one.

    I shall treat them more warily in future.🙂
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • B3B3 Posts: 14,965
    Just a bit but I'll survive. At least it wasn't a tic.
    They probably nibble away at you, but you don't react. Lucky b*****r😉
    In London. Keen but lazy.
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