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Black hard shell, ugly, little white spots and body armour , fly and really get a grip on things. Keep looking for name but never find them, are they stag beetles?


  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,802

    Stag beetles dont fly-do they?-are they around now?

  • Bunny ...Bunny ... Posts: 3,471
    I don't know if they do or not , here these things fly and no not around yet , when gets warmer. Sorry memory re jiggled (random) wanted to know what they are when they arrive , lab olive still has scar on lip from last attachment of one (her own fault trying to eat it) image
  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,219

    Stag beetles are big.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,312

    how big are these beetles? where do you see them ? (ground, plants, compost heap?) are there lots of them or the occasional one

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Bunny ...Bunny ... Posts: 3,471
    Quite a few appear like spiders, come in the house on walls, outside on deck or walls, pergola , like you would see a fly etc size errr, maybe half inch long.
  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,802

    Wouldn't be green shield bugs??-though the description.....image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,312

    I'll have a think, not sounding familiar at the moment. When they turn up you may have to take a pic.

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,653

    Look up fur beetles which are native and Asian long horned beetles which are a pest and look quite spidery. 

    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,802

    Forget the green shield bug-forgot they were black-is this it?


  • Bunny ...Bunny ... Posts: 3,471 think its this....

    Pine weevil
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