- Insect lovers
May Bug they hatch about every 5 years and are increasingly rare.
Or hilariously known as the cockchafer.
Ahhhh – didn’t know the every 5 years bit – we had them when we first moved to where I live now – only actually saw them in flight – clattering into the windows at night – so initially thought they were big daft moths. Never seen them them since so assumed those two really cold winters had done for them.
I guess that means we might see them again this year (makes note to shut bedroom window)Posted 3 years ago
Yeah the little buggers get quite a grip with their barbed legs. Reason I know about them is I’ve worked at the same place for over 20 years and have been fascinated about them appearing in such numbers but only now and then. They’re behaviour when they get the sent of a female is mad but they’re really crap flyers.Posted 3 years agoandytherocketeerSubscriber
but they’re really crap flyers
they really are.
make bumble bees look streamlined.
don’t ride in to them at 50km/h when they linger 6ft above a forest trail.
get loads here, some years more than others. 2003 was so many it looked like all the acorns had fallen in May, until you looked closer. Quite a few this year, more than the last few years.Posted 3 years ago
It’s in Suffolk , when I first moved here I thought they must have escaped from a box of Bananas or something but we’re used to them now not common but seen most years. They don’t bite ( caveat that, they’ve never bitten me) and seem friendly apart from that sticky beetle thing which is unnerving.
Close by we also see Lizards and more frequently Adders so much so that the kids don’t even bother that much. Not sure they’ll survive the 2000 houses being built at the end of that bike path though, Adders, Stags etc not the kids.
Keeping on the insect theme though the scariest things are these great big Wasps(possibly a hornet?)I have a photo somewhere but can’t find it at the mo, wouldn’t like a sting from one of them.Posted 3 years ago
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