posted on Jun, 30 2013 @ 09:07 AM
Was gonna say that these look a bit like 'Thunder bugs'..get them all over here in Kent, but strangely enough, i had never even seen one of these
little flying beetles until about 10 years ago...never saw them as a kid at any time, so they must be relatively new to the UK.
They are VERY attracted to bright colours, especially Orange, Yellow and similar colours.
I used to have a bright yellow Honda VFR800 that used to get smothered with the bloody things every Summer...and if i wore a bright shirt i was
covered with the things.
Didn't get itchy with them though, so maybe these aren't the same things.
ETA: If these things are biting you and causing you to become very itchy where they bite, one of THE best things you can use is Vick (or £ shop
version of the same mentholated rub).
Just take a very small smear of Vick on your finger and gently massage it into the skin where the thing bit you...it takes away all itching in a few
seconds...MUCH cheaper than specific 'anti-itch' creams and more effective too.
It doesn't last all day and you might have to reapply it ever hour or so, but it dries up the bite, reduces swelling and fights infection.
I was on holiday with my Mrs in the Cook Islands (near New Zealand) years ago and my Mrs was bitten by a bug...it swelled up like a half ping pong
ball. I asked one of the island guides what his people use to help combat bug bites, expecting him to point out a traditional plant that his people
used...but to my surprise he said 'Use Vick on it'...we did, and her swollen, sore and weeping bite went down flat within half and hour and the
weeping stopped and dried up even faster.
So it's a great tip for anyone getting bitten a lot.
edit on 30-6-2013 by MysterX because: added text.