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  • Location: Redhill, Surrey
  • Location: Redhill, Surrey

anyone tell me what this bug is, found it in the garden the other day.

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Also saw this on a tree on a walk through Reigate Priory, not sure if its a nest or growth or what , any ideas?

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  • Location: Castle Howard, North Yorkshire
  • Location: Castle Howard, North Yorkshire

Yes my son who loves insects...Says it's a beetle too...Apparently from the locust family

Hes a handsome fellow though isn't he. :lol:

My apologies Azores is right. It is indeed from the Cerambycidae family.

He is still a cutie though :cray:

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  • Location: SE London
  • Location: SE London

thats not one of those nest full of hairy caterpillars is it?? or is where henne hides his stahs of carlings

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  • Location: Ashford, Kent
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  • Location: Ashford, Kent
Yes my son who loves insects...Says it's a beetle too...Apparently from the locust family

Hes a handsome fellow though isn't he. :lol:

Not quite, the locust is from the Acrididae Family, which includes all types of locusts and are from the larger order of insects Orthoptera, the grasshoppers.

The wasp beetle is from the Cerambycidae family which are the long horned beetles which are included in the wider insect order of Coleoptera, the beetles.

Oh dear, geekdom here I come :cray:

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  • Location: Redhill, Surrey
  • Location: Redhill, Surrey
Are you sure the Elephant Man isn't hiding up that tree?

:cray: No Hemmy is in Lincoln not Reigate!

Thank you guys and gals on the info on the bug :lol:

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  • Location: Ashford, Kent
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  • Location: Ashford, Kent

I think the tree thingy is a burl, but I'm not sure about that!

Oh yes, cute as a button that beetle, and a great picture Louby!

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  • Location: Castle Howard, North Yorkshire
  • Location: Castle Howard, North Yorkshire
Not quite, the locust is from the Acrididae Family, which includes all types of locusts and are from the larger order of insects Orthoptera, the grasshoppers.

The wasp beetle is from the Cerambycidae family which are the long horned beetles which are included in the wider insect order of Coleoptera, the beetles.

Oh dear, geekdom here I come :cray:

Thanks Azores yes I realized you were indeed correct and altered my post above.

I think we are agreed now mate :lol:

Regards

Brian

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  • Location: Redhill, Surrey
  • Location: Redhill, Surrey

Ooooo didn't think of looking on there!!! :cray: ta very much, trouble is makes Joe bloody right! :lol: never going to hear the end of that , lets hope he doesn't look in this thread tomorrow :lol:

Thank you kindly one and all

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  • Location: Salisbury , Wiltshire
  • Location: Salisbury , Wiltshire
Is it a wasps nest in the tree?

I think Mr Bown has it right , well thats what i think it is , if we had a decent picture if it we might be able to decide :lol:

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  • Location: Ashford, Kent
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  • Location: Ashford, Kent

It's not a wasp nest, although it looks similar, wasp nests only reach that size in late summer. At this time of the year the queens will only just come out from hibernation and will have built a small nest, about the size of a apple.

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  • Location: Salisbury , Wiltshire
  • Location: Salisbury , Wiltshire

it possiblly is a nest from last year?

wasp nest are made of mashed up wood you often see wasps grazing off wood from fence panels and the like then they chew it up and spit it out where they want it and build the nests

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  • Location: Ashford, Kent
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  • Location: Ashford, Kent
it possiblly is a nest from last year?

Not out in the open, the nest is very fragile, a bit like papier mache (sp) It wouldn't survive the winter in the open.

as good as I can get it for now

That's wood.

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  • Location: Salisbury , Wiltshire
  • Location: Salisbury , Wiltshire
Not out in the open, the nest is very fragile, a bit like papier mache (sp) It wouldn't survive the winter in the open.

That's wood.

you are probablly right AH

with the damage next to it on the tree a decent branch ripped out will point to your burl

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i thought that critter was one of them things that eats potatoes...................not the irish but a beetle thats name escapes me louby.not Mc cartney but..................erm i believe i think i'm thinking of a colorado beetle,they were all the rage in the 80's

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