Subject: Help identifying a cricket
Location: Ballito, Kwazulunatal, South Africa
November 22, 2014 11:10 am
Hi,
Could you please help me identify this cricket? It was very large!
Signature: Jarrod

Cricket

Cricket

Dear Jarrod,
Your individual looks identical to this Cricket from South Africa we posted early this year.  We never positively identified that individual.  We would check iSpot, our best site for South African identifications, but that site is currently unavailable.

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Subject: what is this bug
Location: florida
November 23, 2014 1:15 pm
found in northern florida
Signature: sue

found it – Florida bark mantis, gonatista grisea

Florida Bark Mantis

Florida Bark Mantis

Dear Sue,
Your identification is correct.  Just three days ago we posted another image of a Florida Bark Mantid.

 

Subject: big bug?

Location: far east gippsland
November 23, 2014 3:12 pm
another job for the bugman
Signature: Az

Double Headed Hawkmoth Caterpillar

Double Headed Hawkmoth Caterpillar

Dear Az,
Despite lacking a horn which is typical of the Hornworms in the family Sphingidae, we thought that this looked like a Hawkmoth Caterpillar, and we were correct.  We quickly identified it as the caterpillar of a Double Headed Hawkmoth,
Coequosa triangularis, which is pictured on the Butterfly House website where it states:  “This is Australia’s largest Hawk Moth” and “Its real head is an orange conical structure, but on its tail are two large raised black knobs. These look like a pair of large eyes, so that an observer or predator finds it difficult to determine which end is actually the head, hence its common name.”

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Subject: What kind of bug is this?
Location: Farmington, Mo
November 22, 2014 8:45 pm
What kind of bug is this?
Signature: What kind of bug is this?

Bed Bug

Bed Bug

This looks to us like a Bed Bug.

Subject: Feathery tailed moth
Location: New Orleans
November 22, 2014 10:58 pm
Hi!
Found this bug at the local farmers market in New Orleans. It appears to be a black and white moth with a feathery tail. Any clues to what it is?
Thanks!
Signature: Milk n moths

Melonworm Moth

Melonworm Moth

Hi Milk n moths,
This Melonworm Moth gets its common name because the caterpillars “feed on cucumber family plants: cucumber, melon, squash” according to BugGuide.

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Subject: Just seen three of these????
Location: Louisiana
November 22, 2014 9:27 pm
I live in Louisiana and have never seen these before and have seen 3 tonite
Signature: Tara

Mole Cricket

Mole Cricket

Hi Tara,
Mole Crickets are subterranean diggers that are also capable of flying.  Perhaps the frequent sightings are related to heavy rains.  Some subterranean species come to the surface if their burrows are flooded.