Unusual Bug

Anyone know what this is? It was chilling out on my greenhouse all day

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 8,283

    It's a longhorn beetle, Rutpela maculata. image

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • ElusiveElusive Posts: 992

    Thanks Bob image

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 28,197

    He's  a smart fellow Matt image

    I meant the beetle - but Bob is too....imageimage

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • ElusiveElusive Posts: 992

    Lol, its very pretty, we get all sorts of unusuals bugs here. I remember watching a Hummingbird Hawkmoth last October on the Lavender.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,089

    Is that the one that's very loud in flight Bob?

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 8,283

    Don't think I've seen/heard one in flight nut but I know they love nectar and have seen them on parsnips which I left in the ground to flower. image

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,089

    Maybe not the one. Something with a very low frequency sound that I didn't recognize but tried to match up in the insect bookimage

  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 2,660

    I rescued an elephant hawkmoth from a cobweb in the greenhouse last week. Set it free on Bowle's Mauve and even managed a few seconds of it on video. A beautiful creature and the caterpillars feed on willowherb. Got loads of that in the wilder parts of the garden, so look forward to seeing one again, not to mention the amazing caterpillars!

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