Beetle ID

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Beetle ID

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A big chunk of plaster fell off the wall in our kitchen this afternoon and underneath it was a load of these horrible things. :shock:
I've had a quick look on beetle ID sites on the internet but haven't found anything that looks exactly the same...can anyone here ID this creature?
Photos aren't great, but hopefully clear enough for someone who knows about beetles.
Size...body without the antennae, about an inch long...and they can jump....HIGH! :o
I do hope they're nothing to worry about....

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Re: Beetle ID

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They are not horrible, they are crickets.

http://www.greenleafpest.com/blog/fun-a ... cket-facts

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Re: Beetle ID

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No, not just so horrible now I know what they are...but I can't say I'm thrilled about having them jumping around in the kitchen. :roll:
I think I've caught most of them now...and the cat's been helping...she thinks they're very tasty :lol:

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Re: Beetle ID

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Poor wee things. Some people eat them, not just cats.

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Re: Beetle ID

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PatF wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:26 pm
Poor wee things. Some people eat them, not just cats.
Not me. I eat neither beetles nor cats.

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Post by Spardo »

They're quite friendly too, I removed a few to the window for release but after I opened my cupped hand they seemed reluctant to leave. One large green one started crawling up my arm allowing me a very close look at its face. :)

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