insect identifier! pics uploaded!

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Found 4th Aug 2010
Hi, I found an odd creature in my bedroom this morning and my kids and me want to find out what it is! I've googled like crazy but cant seem to find out what it is. Does anyone know of a site that helps you identify creatures please?

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Have you a pic? I'm sure someone on here would be able to help

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amibees

Have you a pic? I'm sure someone on here would be able to help



I could take a photo but I'm not sure how clear it would come out as at the moment its in an evian water bottle! also I don't know how to put pics on here
Its bright green with 6 legs
about an inch long
and has ear wig type pincers on its bottom!

kirsty1981

I could take a photo but I'm not sure how clear it would come out as at … I could take a photo but I'm not sure how clear it would come out as at the moment its in an evian water bottle! also I don't know how to put pics on here :(Its bright green with 6 legsabout an inch longand has ear wig type pincers on its bottom!



You sure you're not getting the ends mixed up?

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DLM

http://www.royensoc.co.uk/insect_info/what_is_it.htm



thanks but its not on there thanks anyway x

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DLM

http://www.simplegiftsfarm.com/green-insect-identification.html



nope that's not it either, it's body is long and thin, dead straight. could it be a little stick insect do you think? thanks again

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kirsty1981

nope that's not it either, it's body is long and thin, dead straight. … nope that's not it either, it's body is long and thin, dead straight. could it be a little stick insect do you think? thanks again



Does it look like this:-

en.wikipedia.org/wik…dea

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DLM

Does it look like this:-http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phasmatodea




no but just found this. its like this but with pincers
gotpetsonline.com/pic…01/

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deek72

You sure you're not getting the ends mixed up?



lol no its eyes are at the front and its pincers are the opposite end! its now curled its body up and looks like its chewing its bottom!! eeww

http://crawford.tardigrade.net/bugs/figures/earwig.jpg anything like this?

hey, maybe a bush cricket?
Pics

http://www.english-country-garden.com/a/i/animals/speckled-bush-cricket-1.jpg

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amibees

anything like this?



no, the pincers are like the 3rd one but the body is totally different.... my creature has knees lol. the legs are a lot longer, the body is straight and not in sections and it has long antenna things that poke straight ahead of it

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Narfette



no its body is thinner and it doesn't have back legs like that


think I may give up and wait for their dad to get home he can let it out and take a pic of it lol, I'm a wuss!

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right I was brave and let it out on our patio table and took some pics!

if its similar to the bush cricket picture.. its likely to be that, just a juvenile, or different species of the same family...

kirsty1981

I could take a photo but I'm not sure how clear it would come out as at … I could take a photo but I'm not sure how clear it would come out as at the moment its in an evian water bottle! also I don't know how to put pics on here :(Its bright green with 6 legsabout an inch longand has ear wig type pincers on its bottom!


Are you sure it isn't an earwig? What are the difference between it and an earwig

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dungavel

Are you sure it isn't an earwig? What are the difference between it and … Are you sure it isn't an earwig? What are the difference between it and an earwig



how do I upload pics onto here please and you can see it x

best bet is to upload to Photobucket then link from there

Just take a photo of it now. It'll only take two minutes.

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dxx

Just take a photo of it now. It'll only take two minutes.



Ive taken a couple of pics and uploaded them to photobucket how do I get them onto here now? sorry everyone lol

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http://i942.photobucket.com/albums/ad261/kirstyl1981/insect/IMAG0043.jpg
http://i942.photobucket.com/albums/ad261/kirstyl1981/insect/IMAG0038.jpg

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done it!! woo hoo lol

Kind of looks like a grass bug: Stenodema laevigatum

still pretty sure its a bush cricket. try typing in 'oak bush cricket nymph' into google.. see if you think the pics match

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Narfette

still pretty sure its a bush cricket. try typing in 'oak bush cricket … still pretty sure its a bush cricket. try typing in 'oak bush cricket nymph' into google.. see if you think the pics match



thats it! just googled what you said and there it is! thank you

OAK BUSH CRICKET Meconema thalassinum (m)


what was it doing in my bedroom?!?!oO

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kirsty1981

thats it! just googled what you said and there it is! thank you thats it! just googled what you said and there it is! thank you OAK BUSH CRICKET Meconema thalassinum (m)what was it doing in my bedroom?!?!oO



The Oak Bush-cricket is nocturnal and usually not noticed during the day. At night it becomes active and is attracted to lights and so may be found in houses, on windows and under street and other bright lights.

It is rarely seen during the day but can often been found when beating shrubs and lower tree branches.

It is almost entirely carnivorous, feeding on smaller invertebrates.

Females can often be found on tree trunks looking for suitable egg-laying sites, during late evening.

The females lay their eggs in crevices in tree bark.

The eggs over winter and the nymphs emerge in June of the following year becoming adult in late July or August.

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The Oak Bush-cricket is nocturnal and usually not noticed during the day. At night it becomes active and is attracted to lights and so may be found in houses, on windows and under street and other bright lights.

ah that explains it, our bedroom window was open. many thanks everyone... today I learnt what a bush cricket is and how to put pics on HUKD

they are weird creatures. i always think they look like grasshoppers with their wings pulled off.

They have an extremely toxic, deadly venom. DON'T TOUCH IT!!!!!











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deek72

They have an extremely toxic, deadly venom. DON'T TOUCH IT!!!!!



lol I don't touch anything with more legs than me

If it has eight legs and spins a web its the wife!
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