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    Any lepidopterists out there who might identify this beast?

    Was in my garage at 10.30PM yesterday skinning three muntjac after a successful evening when a bug of some kind started attacking the light.

    Can anyone identify it from the photos?

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    Opinions are like arseholes....... we all have them, and most of them stink

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    Definately Cockchafer also known as a May bug. Wf1

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    buzz bomb as above or a trade filler and steller thief

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    Great thanks to all who replied. Male cockchaffer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deerstalker.308 View Post
    Sounds painful!

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    no you are all wrong its a wife scarier and is also known in cypress as a nighttimehairtanglingdoodlebugthing.

    the he wife has just seen it and recalls we called it a shellyback monster when we where invaded buy them in akrotiri cypress,

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    We know them as mitchamdore or maybugs, apparently they are heathland insects, we have Newmarket heath near and this time of year they emerge from the ground l presume to breed, there certainly seems to be a few around mostly at dusk.

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    Mate lost his eye to one of these. 60mph on bike and it flew into his eye as he had the visor up, after splatting one a minute or so earlier

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