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Insect ID please

LynLyn DevonPosts: 21,135

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 He is about an inch long, tail comes right up over his head.

Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 21,183

    a.k.a. The Devil's Coach Horse.image

    He's a goody though.

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,129

    A Rove Beetle? 

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 21,183

    Perhaps he roved a little too far from home.image

    Anyway, he'll eat your slugs and other things. He'll also nip you if you try to pick him up.image

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 21,135

    I did keep away from the business end.

    I thought it was but thought it a little small. He has run off now. Thanks folks x

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,272

    Is this one a subspecies? Devil's Coach Horses are usually uniform black. I remember them well from my childhood image

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 21,135

    That's why I questioned it Fishy, it had brown shoulders .

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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