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Topic # 243813 3-Jan-2019 12:19
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We're on the Kapiti Coast and have been invaded by these little blighters.

 

They are a little larger than an ant and have quite a hard shell.

 

We haven't seen them before, does anyone know what they are?

 


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  Reply # 2153779 3-Jan-2019 12:22
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With a picture that fuzzy it's got to be the Loch Ness Monster or Bigfoot!


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2153781 3-Jan-2019 12:24
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Found it I think

 

Silvanid Flat Bark Beetle


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  Reply # 2153802 3-Jan-2019 12:37
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Had quite a few of these in my house in Khandallah this year too.


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  Reply # 2153883 3-Jan-2019 14:37
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tehgerbil:

 

Found it I think

 

Silvanid Flat Bark Beetle

 

 

Thanks, you nailed it. aka Desjardons beetle.




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  Reply # 2153884 3-Jan-2019 14:40
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fated:

 

this I think:

 

 

 

https://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/resources/identification/animals/bug-id/what-is-this-bug/bugs-with-legs/6-legs/beetles/desjardins-beetle

 

 

Thanks, per above, this is it. Initially we were concerned it might be a form of cockroach, so glad to find out it's just a harmless Aussie. Strange we haven't seen them in earlier years. 


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