Subject: weird bug
Location: Northeast Louisiana
April 17, 2015 7:42 pm
Dear bugman
I think this bug is biting my family and I think my house is infected with them.
Signature: yalonda

Bed Bug

Bed Bug

Dear Yalonda,
You have blood sucking Bed Bugs, and we recommend that you seek professional assistance for the problem.

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Subject: Big bug
Location: Northern WV on the Ohio Valley
April 19, 2015 7:58 am
This morning I rescued this bug out of my pool. It is about 2.5 inches long and looks pretty scarey. It looks like it has wings. I live in WV and we are just starting to warm up for spring. I have never seen a bug like this before.
Signature: David

Toe-Biter

Toe-Biter

Hi David,
This aquatic, predatory True Bug is commonly called a Toe-Biter.  Handle with caution as the bite, though not dangerous, is reported to be quite painful

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Subject: Caterpillar identification
Location: Fort Worth, TX
April 18, 2015 3:19 pm
Hi –
Any chance that you can tell me what kind of caterpillar this is? I have two young girls that are very curious about it.
Signature: Not sure what this means…

Forest Tent Caterpillar

Forest Tent Caterpillar

Your caterpillar is a Forest Tent Caterpillar, Malacosoma disstria.

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Subject: Please help me.
Location: Desert, inside bedroom, 70 degrees Fahrenheit room temperature.
April 18, 2015 4:21 pm
I was in a panic today trying to figure out what type of bug this is. I have found three in various places on my bedroom walls in the past month. Today, I moved my bed and found about five or six, some dead, some moving, in the corner of my room. My mother is convinced that it’s a desert roach, since we live in the southwest, and I’m thinking that it’s a bedbug.
I checked my bed and found only two living ones in the corner facing my wall. I cleaned my room, sprayed it, vacuumed. The works. Now I’m still unsure of what type of bug this is and I’m worried that I’ll find more, even though I’ve done a top to bottom cleaning in my bedroom.
Right now, it’s spring, the middle of April. I found a couple in the middle of March. I came back from a trip using a piece of luggage from the garage which has a couple roaches, unfortunately. I checked the mattress and room I slept in for any signs of bugs. Nothing. Not sure where these bugs are coming from or what they are. Please help. I’m panicking. I’ve never been in this situation before.
Signature: Complicated One

Bed Bug

Bed Bug

Dear Complicated One,
This is a blood-sucking Bed Bug and you should probably seek professional assistance with the problem.

Subject: Caterpillar Munching on Grapevine
Location: High Springs, Florida
April 18, 2015 6:00 pm
Hi! Despite numerous attempts to ID this beautiful caterpillar, its true identity continues to elude me. It sure loves my grapevine and it gets more beautiful everyday. I’d love for you to tell me what it’ll become. Thank you.
Signature: Elizabeth

Eight Spotted Forrester Caterpillar

Eight Spotted Forrester Caterpillar

Dear Elizabeth,
Your caterpillar is an Eight Spotted Forrester Caterpillar,
Alypia octomaculata, and we verified its identification on BugGuide.  The adult Eight Spotted Forrester is a pretty black and white diurnal moth that is frequently mistaken for a butterfly when it visits blossoms on sunny days.

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Subject: bug eating lichen
Location: north east ohio
April 18, 2015 7:40 pm
doing photo-micrograph of lichen and came back to find this little critter eating my subject.
the little guy is maybe 1/64 ” long
location is north east Ohio time is mid April
depth of field is quite shallow with the rig I’m using so i couldn’t get any better angles to show the mouth parts or legs and i didn’t wan to kill it just for a photo.
Signature: LPainne

What's Eating the Lichen????

What’s Eating the Lichen????

Dear LPainne,
Your image is beautiful, and we have no idea what this is, except that it looks larval.  We are posting your image and we hope that with the help of our readership, we will be able to provide an identification soon.

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