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Jaded

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Identify a thingie
« on: April 07, 2012, 07:50:53 pm »







Shown with a 1 Euro piece, which is 23.2mm, apparently.
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Re: Identify a thingie
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2012, 07:54:07 pm »
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Re: Identify a thingie
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2012, 07:58:14 pm »
Cricket, some kind of...

Re: Identify a thingie
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2012, 08:02:55 pm »
Wasn't it in MiB?




Re: Identify a thingie
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2012, 08:44:51 pm »
It's a bit of a munter.
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Re: Identify a thingie
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2012, 10:09:56 pm »
Jaded, was this on one of your cathedral climbing jaunts abroad?  They make themselves pretty scarce in England.

Jaded

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Re: Identify a thingie
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2012, 09:56:07 pm »
Thanks all.

It wasn't in England. (Nor Scotland or Wales either!)
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Re: Identify a thingie
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2012, 10:02:08 pm »
This thread isn't at all what I was hoping for when I saw the title.
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Jaded

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Re: Identify a thingie
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2012, 11:20:03 pm »
At least I didn't ask everyone to identify a jobbie.
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nicknack

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Re: Identify a thingie
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2012, 09:35:53 am »
Another thingie.

I noticed this attached to my ankle this morning. It appears to have caused a bit of a lump.


I imagine I picked it up on Sunday whilst walking in the woods. Unless it's a bed bug.

It's about 2mm long.

Any ideas? Tick or bug?

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Re: Identify a thingie
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2012, 09:47:53 am »
That's a tick, nicknack, and the reason that you should be wearing long trousers when walking through woodland/moorland in spring/summer!
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nicknack

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Re: Identify a thingie
« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2012, 09:56:11 am »
That's a tick, nicknack, and the reason that you should be wearing long trousers when walking through woodland/moorland in spring/summer!

I was.

Ta. I thought it must be.
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Re: Identify a thingie
« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2012, 02:34:58 pm »
Keep an eye on the area around the bite in case of Lyme Disease, which can be very nasty.
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nicknack

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Re: Identify a thingie
« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2012, 04:51:45 pm »
Keep an eye on the area around the bite in case of Lyme Disease, which can be very nasty.

Yes, that's not something I'd want.
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Re: Identify a thingie
« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2012, 05:55:37 pm »







Shown with a 1 Euro piece, which is 23.2mm, apparently.

This is a mole cricket. common in Europe, protected in the UK.
If anyone here has seen one in the UK, I'd very much like to know about it, since the last one spotted in the UK was over 10 years ago.
Large flying insects at dusk are more likely to be cockchafers or possibly stag beetles.

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Re: Identify a thingie
« Reply #15 on: May 25, 2012, 08:55:44 am »
This thread isn't at all what I was hoping for when I saw the title.

You could join in with the cockchafer talk.
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Re: Identify a thingie
« Reply #16 on: July 15, 2013, 11:55:20 am »
I haven't a photo but we were overflown by something that looked to have the form of a dragonfly/damselfly. I can't find it in any books here and we only saw it for a brief moment.

It looked to be very black with dark wings and we both noticed a blue element in its colouring.

Approx 2" wingspan, in Oldham, not particularly close to water.

Any ideas please?

tiermat

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Re: Identify a thingie
« Reply #17 on: July 15, 2013, 12:16:58 pm »
longers, we used to get them in our garden in Briggus, so not a million miles from Oldham.

If you get chance to look closely at one you will see that they are iridescent, looking all black in one light, green/blue in another.

Not a clue what they are called, though.
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Re: Identify a thingie
« Reply #18 on: July 15, 2013, 02:35:01 pm »
Might it have been a beetle?  There are ones that look distinctly blue in certain lights.  If so, you may have seen the dark elytra, or wing case, rather than the rapidly moving wings.  Several beetles would have a wing span of about two inches.  Can't be more help, I'm afraid.

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Re: Identify a thingie
« Reply #19 on: July 15, 2013, 04:49:53 pm »
Another thingie.

I noticed this attached to my ankle this morning. It appears to have caused a bit of a lump.


I imagine I picked it up on Sunday whilst walking in the woods. Unless it's a bed bug.

It's about 2mm long.

Any ideas? Tick or bug?

Well done for getting it out in one piece and not squashing it.
I pulled one out of my thigh week before last after camping.
Seems their life cycle is to climb into trees and jump hoping to land on something meaty. The other thing they do is if they get on you ankle they climb up looking for somewhere warm and moist.... As scout leaders, we leave those ones to the parents to remove!
Most of the UK is free of Lymes disease, though it is becoming more of a concern.
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Re: Identify a thingie
« Reply #20 on: July 16, 2013, 12:59:15 pm »







Shown with a 1 Euro piece, which is 23.2mm, apparently.

Yep, thats definitely a thingie.  well identified, Jaded!
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clarion

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Re: Identify a thingie
« Reply #21 on: July 16, 2013, 07:40:01 pm »
Another thingie.  Sorry about the poor photo.  The thing was escaping fast.

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Re: Identify a thingie
« Reply #22 on: July 16, 2013, 07:41:27 pm »
Looks like a summer chafer. Quite large aren't they!
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Re: Identify a thingie
« Reply #23 on: July 16, 2013, 09:26:21 pm »
Quite likely, thanks.  Yes, very big.  Butterfly saw another burrowing into the ground.
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Re: Identify a thingie
« Reply #24 on: July 17, 2013, 03:53:57 pm »
Most of the UK is free of Lymes disease, though it is becoming more of a concern.

Most of Yorkshire and lancashire has lymes.
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