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Being unable to get outside yesterday for any bug photography, due to the never-ending gales we seem to be having here at present, I had to resort to snapping an indoor bug. I think this strange critter, might be some species of ear-wig, as it has the ear-wig ‘horns’ in its rear end. It only makes an appearance at night, in large numbers, in my kitchen. It runs very fast, and when flipped over onto its back, it seems to disjoint its legs and runs along, just as fast, on its back! It’s about the size of half my little finger nail. A positive ID would be much appreciated.

Apologies for the late upload and lack of comments/votes, something keeping me away from the pc today, hope to be back in service later Smile

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:weird beastie
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:4 Feb 2013 - 10:28 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, Flash / lighting, General, Macro, Nature, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:60
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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2013 - 10:34 AM

brilliant detailed set carol v1 for me today a real cracker nice one Wink
andy

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achieverswales
4 Feb 2013 - 10:36 AM

Sorry but not able to give ID Carol, all captures are excellent, can you blame them taking shelter indoors in the bad weather.

Regards

Trev.

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 2leontari vcard Greece
4 Feb 2013 - 10:38 AM

An excellent set Carol, lovely light and shadows. Is it a cockroach???
Effrossini

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Jekaro
Jekaro e2 Member 5Jekaro vcard United Kingdom
4 Feb 2013 - 10:38 AM

What hairy legs on this bug, Carol, a cracking set of shots.
Roy

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fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2013 - 10:39 AM

Weirs is the word! but great images.

Albert

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom74 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2013 - 10:41 AM

Earwings are my least favourite creature - yuk!
Good photos though!
KateSad

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2013 - 10:46 AM

Might be weird Carol, but three wonderful images of the beastie Smile

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2013 - 10:49 AM

Masses of these indoors would give me the heebie jeebies, Carol, but you don't sound fazed by them at all: sorry, can't help with ID.
Ronnie.

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
4 Feb 2013 - 10:51 AM

I think weird is the word here Carol !! First time I see a bug with two sets of arials - one in front and one at the rear end - and then it runs on its back Smile GrinGrinGrin Three great images of this weirdo Smile

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
4 Feb 2013 - 10:54 AM

Like the detail in these Carol, V1 my favourite,
Fred.

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Meheecho
Meheecho  2275 forum posts United Kingdom
4 Feb 2013 - 11:02 AM

Superb as usual--v1for me
Steve

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10476 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2013 - 11:10 AM

Weird indeed Carol as many of these little critters are.

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5259 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2013 - 11:13 AM

Nice series of images - Hope they don't bite!!

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84313 forum posts England163 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2013 - 11:14 AM

Lovely details - I was thinking the same as Effrossini, cockroach!

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TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 5TonyDy vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2013 - 11:16 AM

Great shots but no clue on ID, I'm afraid, Carol.
Tony

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64595 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2013 - 11:24 AM

It looks a bit of a mixture. Could it be a sort of cockroach?
x

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saeidNL
saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2013 - 11:35 AM

Fantastic and great shots,Varol,
well done,
saeid

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2013 - 11:48 AM

Pretty close to 100% certain this is a Cockroach! Yuck, but well captured images.

Ann

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digital_boi
4 Feb 2013 - 11:49 AM

clueless Carol but fine detaild capture of this wee beastie

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2013 - 1:37 PM

No idea but well captured......Sandy

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8293 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2013 - 1:41 PM


Quote: An excellent set Carol, lovely light and shadows. Is it a cockroach???
Effrossini

I was nervous to suggest this but hubs thinks this maybe what it is

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2013 - 1:57 PM

A nymph of Cockroach. He must be happy to have his turn, because U never cared as a model.

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Sylviwhalley
Sylviwhalley e2 Member 798 forum postsSylviwhalley vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2013 - 2:19 PM

Three great shots of this weird insect.
Sylvia

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41077 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2013 - 3:05 PM

Prabhas has got it spot on with the cockroach nymph. Not the nicest of creatures, and anything that can live without its head for a length of time, I would think would have no problems running on its back!! SmileSmile

Dave

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Growmore
Growmore e2 Member 5Growmore vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2013 - 3:08 PM

A creature from the shadows very weird and unusual Carol, three excellent close ups and it doesn't look like a cockroach i should know i have worked with lots of them
in my working life.

Gary

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43500 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom104 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2013 - 3:42 PM

An extremely unusual looking beastie, however you have captured him rather magnificently Carol.

Regards Nathan

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 448 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2013 - 4:08 PM

Fantastic images Carol I'm affraid I agree with the others about a cockroach nymph... Scurrying out of the light in your kitchen gave it away really... You'll have a bugger of a job to get rid if you choose to!

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
4 Feb 2013 - 4:27 PM

When I was in Guys Hospital in London, hundreds of these Cockroach's used to come out at night, they used to run round the edges of the heart ward, they could not get rid of them Carol, used to set traps and sticky paper sheets, used to catch masses but they breed very fast even the babies soon breed. They get in the food if they can hope you get rid, regards Leon. yes they can run upside down.SadSadSadSadSadSadSadGrin

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suemason
suemason e2 Member 8suemason vcard United Kingdom
4 Feb 2013 - 4:45 PM

3 very detailed shots Carol, V1 my favourite-not sure i'd be so calm if they were running around my kitchen though!!

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2013 - 4:54 PM

Your narrative is giving me nightmares Carol but as usual the images are perfect.
Joan.

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2013 - 6:31 PM

What an unusual critter Carol, he certainly is a strange looking little fellow. Talking of weird beasties, you know who is back in town, perhaps he will be able to id him for you!Smile

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2013 - 7:38 PM

Looks a very peculiar critter, no idea what it is. Hope you are ok Carol, take care.

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debu
debu  4 India
4 Feb 2013 - 11:10 PM

Superb set of images,I like V1.
debu

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gallero
gallero e2 Member 3gallero vcard Venezuela
4 Feb 2013 - 11:52 PM

Otra buena fotografía.

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 7614 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States43 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2013 - 1:54 AM

It looks like a cockroach Carol. Hopefully I'm wrong. We struggle with these here in Texas - they look best on their backs with their feet in the air - dead.

Anne

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milky
milky e2 Member 11milky vcard Wales
5 Feb 2013 - 4:48 AM

Nice capture Carol-------MilkySad

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JimV
JimV  8 Canada3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2013 - 4:49 AM

On reading your description I immediately thought some kind if cockroach, that seemed to be confirmed, then Gary knocked it down, but Leon then reinstated it, just glad they're not in our kitchen! Smile Superb camerawork as always Carol!
Rgds., Jim

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 11:33 AM

an interesting indoor creature indeed. no idea what it is but I think Anne is very close!

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
7 Feb 2013 - 12:24 AM

Very good captures and well detailed little insect.
Looks like the common german cokroach Carol. We have a lot of those in Portugal. They like to come inddors if it's cold but are also quite happy outdoors when the weather is fine. Mainly nocturnal, they find little craks or crevices on the wall to shelter. As long as you don't leave food in the kitchen they don't become a problem in a hot country. Just keep all food out of the way and they give up as soon as the warm weather returns. One thing they don't like - Lemon skins/peel!
In Brasil they were more of a strange nuisance because they were very big and they could fly. They would come in thought the window attracted to the light and landed on you!!! IB

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