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A pretty Boy????

Post by Lorraine on Wed Jun 10, 2009 11:16 am

I followed this guy round my garden this morning. Anybody know what bug it is? He's about 1cm long.

He started off on some brickwork....



then he decided to explore my roses. Showing off, he thought he's flash his skills at walking upside down.



Finally, after me taking about a dozen pics, he'd had enough. He shouted "Enough already", opened his wings and flew off. Mr Green


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Post by Di Masters on Wed Jun 10, 2009 11:46 am

Looked him up, and it seems to be a Cantharid beetle

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Post by Guest on Wed Jun 10, 2009 4:29 pm

Whatever it is, your pics are astounding! Come down and photo my flowers for me ... my own efforts are really c--p!!!

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Post by Lorraine on Wed Jun 10, 2009 5:56 pm

Cheers, Di. Mr Green
I've never heard of them or seen one before. Googled and most pics seem to be from America.

Patty, awwwwww, lol. Thanks, hun.

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Post by Guest on Wed Jun 10, 2009 6:59 pm

Great photos - YUK creature

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Post by Mrsfeefee on Wed Jun 10, 2009 7:54 pm

Fantatstic photos but not sure about the beetle.
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Post by kimb on Sat Jun 20, 2009 3:34 pm

is it the lily beetle they are red aren't they?
b*g**rs ate all my lilies last year
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Post by Lorraine on Sat Jun 20, 2009 5:03 pm

No, definitely a Cantharid Beetle, this is a lily beetle, Kim. I took this last year...so far this year, I've been lucky and not had any.


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