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An insect drinking from a glass of water!


 
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 1:30 pm    Post subject: An insect drinking from a glass of water! Reply with quote

Hi folks, I found this guy last night. I went into my kitchen, switched on the light and spotted him in a glass of water that had been left out. Any ideas?

For some reason, these photos kinda look better on my phone rather than my laptop, but things I can say were it was slow-moving as far as I could see and had that kind of speckled back in a criss-cross. Its wings also extended past the end of its abdomen.

Thanks very much!



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a suggestion that it might be something called a Minute Pirate Bug, and looking at pictures of that, it seems like a great shout. The pattern on its back is identical and the head looks similar too.

Would anyone know if these are common in Ireland?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a weevil you should post it on facebook Insects and Invertabrates of ireland.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The wings it had were much more ... wing-like. I thought it could be a weevil, but the wings of weevils look so different to this.
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