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    Default Shield bug ?

    A few of these were being blown onto the water today. Trout didn't seem too interested although, I'm sure that they would have made a meaty mouthful.

    Some type of Shield bug? I really don't know. Any ideas?



    Douglas

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    Quote Originally Posted by eddleston123 View Post
    Some type of Shield bug?
    Not a shieldbug, Douglas. Shieldbugs are, erm, shield-shaped...


    ... and trout love them...


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    Howzabout a two-banded longhorn beetle...?

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    Well done Col, saved me getting the beetle book out.
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    I saw a few on the water and put my rod in the surface. The beetle immediately climbed onto my rod. I took a few pics, then tried to push it off my rod. Wasn't that easy, it had clamped its feet round the blank, and I eventually had to literally pick it off my rod.

    It was quite breezy today on the banks of the river, so I suspect that a few had been blown onto the surface.

    So it's a two- banded longhorn beetle - I'll keep it simple and call mine 'Ringo'


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    I saw a couple yesterday. To give it its Sunday Name, Rhagium bifasciatum, seeing as this is the Entomology forum

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    Saw several at the lake of Menteith on Wed. wondered what it was.Thanks folks.Also saw a Bee like fly that I had never seen before.Big fat body with bee like circular stripes.But was most definately not a Bee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3lbgrayling View Post
    Saw several at the lake of Menteith on Wed. wondered what it was.Thanks folks.Also saw a Bee like fly that I had never seen before.Big fat body with bee like circular stripes.But was most definately not a Bee.

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    Pale Giant Horsefly (Tabanus bovinus)

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    That looks pretty much like the beastie.1st 1 I've ever seen.Thank you Sandy.Is it rare or had I just not noticed it before.?

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    Not rare Jim and don't let it bite you they are worse than Clegs
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