This little creature gave one of my customers a nasty bite. Can anyone tell me what it might be.
Looks like a water beetle of some sort. Does she have a pond?
Looks like a cockroach. If its inside the house they need to be exterminated fast. Spray any one you can see with flykiller (raid etc) and phone the council, landlord, or rentokil for fumigation.
It looks like a water beetle. How big is it? There's something called a Great Diving Beetle (this isn't it) that can eat small fish, so they do come with strong jaws.
I don't think it is a water beetle. If you look closely it would appear to have wings (I think)
I don't think it's a great diving beetle but water beetles do have wings and they do fly. With those long back legs I wonder if it's a water boatman, usually seen the other way up in water
have you got a face on view? Where was it found? How big is it?
It bit him outside and he felt it, shook his shirt and it flew into the window. Originally it was outside, no pond near, it was about 3/4" body length and didn't stay still for long hence quick photo.
Must admit from googling it has the shape of a cockroach but doesn't have the antennae.
Nope, the legs are wrong for a cockroach. Their legs are spiny.
I'm not sure it's a beetle at all - the definition is that they have wing cases covering the wings, but these wings look like they are on the outside. Also the eyes are rather large, suggesting a wasp, bee or fly of some kind.