Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Anothe insect - but this one you could put a saddle on !!



This big bugger FLEW into our kitchen last week. We thought it was a big moth but it looks like a flying cockroach.... that is a pint glass it is sitting under !!

Even the dog was a bit wary of it.

Any ideas what it is?

9 comments:

The Crew: Mike, Mags and Poppy! said...

First impression was "Screech Beetle" But I am better on identifying birds than beetles.

Lisa said...

small hand glider?

Martin said...

Isn't it a May bug, a cockchafer?

Graham and Jill Findlay said...

I am sure it's a May bug/cockchafer. They are also known as doodlebugs because of the droning noise they make as they fly. The infamous V1 flying bomb got its nickname from them.

Graham and Jill Findlay said...

I could add, from experience, that catching one in the face at sixty on a motorbike don't 'alf make your eyes water.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your identifications. Nice bit of pub trivia re the doodlebug!

As to have one in the face at 60mph - how horrible and painful would that be. Most definitely a full face helmet is needed to keep the bugs at bay !!

Nev

Aqua Narrowboats said...

That be a Chafer Grub Neville, not one to hit on your new motorbike!

Nev Wells said...

Justin,

Before Blogger lost the comments on this post a couple of people had said it was a Maybug - of cock chafer !! Anyhow I think this could damage you if it hit you out on the bike !!

Thanks for your help on Saturday - it was a real trial and not a little scary mooring up in that wind !!

Nev

Crew: Mike, Mags, Poppy and Abbey said...

A good biker can do insect identification just from the taste!