Entomologists... what is this?

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  1. Armo

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    Found this ugly critter on the carpet the other day. Guessing it's some kind of beetle is some stage of its life cycle. Any info appreciated. Thanks. CM ruler, roughly 2.5 to the inch.

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  2. rcole_sooner

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    Looks like a messed up moth of some kind. Too badly deteriorated to really tell.
     
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  3. Cam

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    Yes, a moth but I'm not familiar with what kind.
     
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    A moth that landed on the freshly sprayed pink lacquer of your paisley tele build? Hence why it's dead (I'd kill that f-er too).
     
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    Nice relic job - realistic.
     
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    That's Dave! I'd been wondering what happened to him.
     
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    I’m not an entomologist but I think this insect falls into the order, Ephemeroptera. Possibly some type of mayfly. The abdomen looks wide to me, but the wings fit. This insect doesn’t fit well into any other order.
     
  8. ce24

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    Hummingbird moth???
     
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    Pink a$$ moth
     
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    It's a shriveled-up one-a-these.

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    Seriously, I was going to say it looks like a cicada until I saw the fuzzy antennae. It has to be some sort of moth.
     
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    Surf out images of "Clear Wing Moth" and there ya' go.
     
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    Looks like an Elephant Hawkmoth (Deilephila elpenor) that has lost most of its body scales (fur) & the colouration on it's wings.
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    It's quite common in Wales.
    I'm no entomologist, just good at Googling.
     
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    hummingbirdhawkmoth_5.jpg A clear wing species of a hummingbird moth, maybe?
     
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    A cicada?
     
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    I was going to say cicada as well, but the wings are wrong, the back shield and head is too small, and the forelegs are too spindly. Also, the curled mouth parts are a dead giveaway that this is a nectar-eater, which means moth or butterfly. I'm going with Hummingbird Moth, which is the only moth/butterfly of that size to have clear wings.

    DISCLAIMER: I am not an entomologist, but I had a healthy fascination with "bugs" of every shape/sort/size when I was a young'n.

    And jumpin' jeezis on a pogo-stick, do I EVER hate cicadas! :mad: :mad: :mad:
     
  16. esteban_miguel

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    I’m entomologist... and this is a moth...however I can’t tell what this moth is because the scales have fallen off. I could see it as some sort of hawk moth. But I’m not certain. Definitely not a cicada or beetle... and I’m an expert in beetles and hemipterans
     
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    Holy Green Decepticons, I don’t believe I’d want that winged battle wagon on me... but that green finish might look cool on a tele.
     
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    My guess, or go with Esteban. I can normally ID these things using guides but this is too decomposed to do that.
     
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    That was my first guess. Still remember the first one I saw about 40 years ago as it tried to sip from my daughter’s can of root beer while we hung by a campfire.
     
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    Thanks guys. My initial thoughts were that it had flown in and died. Now of the opinion that it was already well dead when the cat decided to bring it home. So... probably a hawkmoth of some desciption but too far gone and denuded to be anymore specific.
     
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