Discussion in 'Nature & Wildlife' started by Munchie, Jun 7, 2011.
What these French critters are please?
I think the Latin term is 'Bugs' Ken
Tribal Mask Bugs
They are common in Europe and are also part of the cotton stainer family. Their scientific name is pyrrhocoris apterus.
Also known as the gendarme beetle
The left-hand picture is a shield bug Graphosoma Italicum I think
Just dont bring any home with you
it never ceases to amaze me the knowledge on this forum, Im astounded.
just don't eat them Ken not without getting Alan to try them first and wait a couple of days to see the results..
The first one looks a bit like a colorado beetle, if it is its a definate no no to bring back to uk. So put it back munchie its not edible although they do like potaroes x
Looks like that beetle that made it to our shores in the late 70 or early 80's that attacked our crops.
And the middle one is Cercopis vulnerata or froghopper beetle, also found in the UK!
They are franco six legged disabled centipedes known for their their attraction to brit motorhomers
Have been told here they are pretty harmless. Live here (SW France) is their 1000s, all over my garden but they don't seem to cause any damage to my fruit or plants. No doubt they eat something that eats something else and they in turn get eaten!
It's the Melanocoryphus albornaculatus also known as Gendarme beetle or cherche-midi. Harmless.
Get a life !!
All you people are either googling like crazy or need to get out more, especially that shiftzz character !!!!!
The comon name is is the funster eating beatle best stay away.
Ken have you just opened your wallet just wondering where all these insects are coming from
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