An insect has teleported into my home!

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An insect has teleported into my home!

Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:07 am

Teleportation. All insects can do it. It's the only possible explanation for how they can suddenly appear from nowhere in the room we're in.

The strange thing is that they can only teleport into buildings. They can't teleport out of them, meaning that, once they're in, they're then determined to spend the rest of the day headbutting the window until you're forced to do their will and open the window for them. Then the little beepers force you to guide them out of the window because the only part of the window they never head for is the part that's open. :rollingpin:

Anyway, here's where you can post about it when it happens to you.
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Re: An insect has teleported into my home!

Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:12 am

This morning, I went into the bathroom and, just as I was halfway through cleaning my teeth, there was suddenly a loud and nightmarish buzzing. When I looked up, a gigantic bee, the size of an elephant had appeared in the room. After trying to smash its way through the ceiling a couple of times, it then decided to launch an all-out assault on the window. Despite my trepidation about approaching such an angry looking beast, I opened the window and managed to usher it out with a sheet of paper.

I now need to look up what kind of bee it was because it was genuinely gigantic, at least twice the size of any bee I've ever seen before and it didn't have stripes. It was mostly black with some orange markings around the, "neck." I do feel I may have stumbled upon a specimen exotique.
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Re: An insect has teleported into my home!

Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:12 am

Let's see. I shall Google, "Bee, huge, black, Britain," and see what comes up.
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Re: An insect has teleported into my home!

Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:12 am

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Re: An insect has teleported into my home!

Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:15 am

There's an article about black honeybees not being extinct in Britain like it was thought they were but the one in the picture looks nothing like the one that attacked my home. The one in the photo is shiny but the one in my bathroom was all furry.
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Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:18 am

I've given up on looking. There are too many pictures of bees on the Internet for me to sift through.
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Re: An insect has teleported into my home!

Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:19 am

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Re: An insect has teleported into my home!

Postby Nightjar on Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:11 am

Might be a kind of cuckoo bumblebee.

Have a look here...

https://bumblebeeconservation.org/about-bees/photo-gallery/1

EDIT - a female Tree Bumblebee?

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Re: An insect has teleported into my home!

Postby Butterfield on Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:16 pm

It could also have a been a Hornet of Death.
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Re: An insect has teleported into my home!

Postby Nightjar on Tue Apr 04, 2017 2:03 pm

Or a Hell Wasp.
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Re: An insect has teleported into my home!

Postby FanGirl3 on Tue Apr 04, 2017 2:20 pm

Or an Infernal Horsefly.
Even me?
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Re: An insect has teleported into my home!

Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Tue Apr 04, 2017 3:03 pm

Nightjar wrote:Might be a kind of cuckoo bumblebee.

Have a look here...

https://bumblebeeconservation.org/about-bees/photo-gallery/1

EDIT - a female Tree Bumblebee?

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It might have been. All I know is it was a nightmare on legs. :scared:
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Re: An insect has teleported into my home!

Postby Nightjar on Tue Apr 04, 2017 3:04 pm

Or...

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Re: An insect has teleported into my home!

Postby Danny_Parker on Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:54 am

Might well have been a recently emerged queen, they can be quite a lot bigger than the smaller workers (technically her sisters) that you see later in the summer.
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Re: An insect has teleported into my home!

Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:16 am

I think you might be right. I took a selfie of myself removing it from my bathroom. :sadyes:

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Re: An insect has teleported into my home!

Postby SirDaveAttenborough on Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:56 pm

mate tha'ts sigourvey weaver inthe film Allen .
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Re: An insect has teleported into my home!

Postby FanGirl3 on Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:00 am

Wendi's the one on the right, silly.
Even me?
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Re: An insect has teleported into my home!

Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:11 am

Three ladybirds have spontaneously appeared on my window. :dontpanic:
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