Yuck! Please look at this picture and tell me what wee beastie this is. PLEASE!

(35 Posts)
EweHaveGoatToBeKiddin Fri 26-Jul-13 09:59:47

Warning, this may make you spew...

Okay, this is the fourth one of these things i've seen this week.

Every window in the house has been left opened 24/7 the past fortnight because of the heat, so I'm worried this has caused some sort of infestation.

I've tried Googling what it is, but to no avail.

The closest thing i can find is a flea. I've never seen a real life flea before but assumed they were tiny. This thing in my picture was about about the size of the nail on my little finger.

I have two kittens who have both received 2 deflea vaccinations in the past three months. They went for a check up two weeks ago and were clear.

Any ideas?

Please excuse the bits of mould around it... My window sill is unfortunately a hot spot for dampness.

PolterGoose Fri 26-Jul-13 11:19:52

Ds is certain it is a longhorn beetle

EweHaveGoatToBeKiddin Fri 26-Jul-13 11:20:21

Thank you!

Here's the reply I've received from my post on quoteunquote's link.

"Well it is indeed a 'bug', in fact a True Bug - Order Hemiptera. This is one of the group called plant bugs (Family Miridae) and is one of the Phytocoris species - from what I can see I would lean towards Phytocoris longipennis.

This group of mirids are predatory on small invertebrates - so a 'garden goody'.

See UK Bugs info here: www.britishbugs.org.uk/heteroptera/Miridae/phytocoris_longipennis.html

I have to admit, 'longipennis' made me laugh...

pictish Fri 26-Jul-13 11:22:37

Awww poor Longipennis...OP hates him because he's ugly. sad grin

EweHaveGoatToBeKiddin Fri 26-Jul-13 11:23:42

So there we have it. It's definitely a 'Phytocoris longipennis' hahahaha

Here's the picture on the link. Exact same beastie as mine.

Viviennemary Fri 26-Jul-13 11:27:31

Glad it has been identified. I'm not an expert but then I thought it might be a cockroach or even a scorpion. So just as well I didn't reply. grin

EweHaveGoatToBeKiddin Fri 26-Jul-13 11:29:28

A scorpion! shock

I'd have been running for the hills. grin

EweHaveGoatToBeKiddin Fri 26-Jul-13 22:58:58

About to go to bed and there's another one on my blimmin pillow!

Serves me right for daring to keep my window open today.

Damn you, LongPennis!

surpriseitsme Tue 13-Aug-13 09:22:04

I cant see any of the pics on my phone so I googled longpennis! damn you Google and your dirty mind.....I hope you aint got one of those on your pillow!!shock shock

EmilyWesting Fri 16-Aug-13 19:11:16

Wouldn't like to bump into that creepy crawly when cleaning out the bathroom cabinet!

tb Sat 24-Aug-13 20:47:46

If it's a capricorn beetle, they like to eat roof and floor timbers - we had them in our house and had the timbers treated.

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