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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 Plus 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  6 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 Plus Member 14915 forum postsfentiger vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2013 - 10:39 AM

Weirs is the word! but great images.

Albert

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Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom80 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

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

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 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
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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
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4 Feb 2013 - 11:10 AM

Weird indeed Carol as many of these little critters are.

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richmowil
richmowil Plus Member 6307 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 94462 forum postsKarenFB vcard England164 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 Plus Member 6TonyDy vcard United Kingdom2 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 Plus Member 65132 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  6 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 Plus 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 Plus Member 8342 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 Plus Member 7prabhusinha 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 Plus Member 8104 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 Plus Member 51357 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England145 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 Plus Member 6Growmore 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 Plus Member 44162 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom112 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
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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  3 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  9 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 Plus Member 6EMJAYCEE 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
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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 Plus Member 7SUE118 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  5 India
4 Feb 2013 - 11:10 PM

Superb set of images,I like V1.
debu

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gallero
gallero  4 Venezuela
4 Feb 2013 - 11:52 PM

Otra buena fotografía.

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AnneWorner
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 Plus 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 Plus Member 4191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 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 Plus 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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