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Insect and Spider Identification: Unrecognised Insect in Large Numbers

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Flightless
Melbourne
Australia

January 13, 2013
2:15 PM

Post #9383879

For the past week or so we've been seeing this bug in large numbers around our area. They are coming inside whatever way they can, presumably due to the hot weather (~40C +). What is it?

We live in Melbourne, Australia.

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Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

January 13, 2013
2:33 PM

Post #9383896

Looks like a plague soldier beetle - http://csironewsblog.com/2012/11/08/insect-of-the-week-the-plague-soldier-beetle-isnt-nearly-as-bad-as-it-sounds/

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