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Mar 14, 2012 10:13 PM

Is this a Cockroach?! -PLEASE say no.

Please tell me this is a harmless bug NOT a german cockroach, 2 were flying round our new kitchen last night & now 5 tonight.

I thoight cockroaches were big & black & couldnt fly, they are making me itch, do we have an infestation & how did they get in? From the supermarket? the road? (we are in central London)

 

Hope someone has good news...

 

Thank you all.

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    Mar 14, 2012 10:31 PM (in response to Copticbugs)
    Re: Is this a Cockroach?! -PLEASE say no.

    NO.

     

    Yep, that's no cockroach but a longhorn beetle - looks like Phymatodes testaceus, which is a very variable species and is often found indoors having emerged from the log basket as the larvae develop beneath the bark.

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    • it looks to red to be a cockroach and anyway cockroaches live in dark places like under a rock.

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    Mar 21, 2012 12:41 PM (in response to Copticbugs)
    Re: Is this a Cockroach?! -PLEASE say no.

    The Cantharis Livida and Phymatodes testaceus do look very similar indeed so it is easy to confuse them. Compare the antennae in the pictures here:  http://www.gardensafari.net/english/longhorn_beetles.htm#phymatodes_testaceus

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    http://www.gardensafari.net/en_picpages/cantharis_livida.htm

     

    It seems like the pest control company you have contacted, desperately wants to sell you their products...

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