Subject: What’s the Bug
Location: South Dennis, MA 02660
December 10, 2016 10:25 am
Found this in between the sheets of a newly opened roll of paper towels. Looks like a soil centipede to me but I’m not 100% certain. It’s about 2 1/2 to 3 inches long and the color in the photo is accurate to the bug in real life. Any thoughts? Thank you,
Signature: Mario John

Soil Centipede

Soil Centipede

Dear Mario John,
We agree that this is most likely a Soil Centipede.  You can read more about the Order Geophilomorpha on BugGuide and in our archives.

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Subject: What’s that bug
Location: Pasadena tx
December 7, 2016 7:03 pm
My son found this bug on his shirt. I just want to know what it is and if can hurt us.
Signature: William Roland

Possibly Lacewing Larva

Possibly Lacewing Larva

Dear William,
This is a predatory larval Neuropteran, probably a Lacewing larva, commonly called an Aphid Wolf.  Lacewing larvae are beneficial in the garden, but we have received several reports of folks who have been bitten, including our own editorial staff.  We know firsthand that the bite is not painful, but the itchy welt does last about a week.

Subject: What is this bug?
Location: Zimbabwe, Africa
December 8, 2016 3:29 am
Dear Bugman,
Please can you tell me what this bug is?
Signature: Bugman

Orange Spotted Fruit Chafer

Orange Spotted Fruit Chafer

This spectacular Scarab Beetle is an Orange Spotted Fruit Chafer, Mecynorrhina passerinii.

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Subject: Carabus granulatus?
Location: Lat. 48.372 Long. 123.538
December 8, 2016 7:29 pm
Dear Bugman,
Once again, I have thoroughly enjoyed exploring your site. Thank you and your crew for the wonderful time I just had!!
I found this beetle overwintering under an abandoned wasp nest attached to a rafter in my potting shed. I didn’t mean to disturb it and it was pretty groggy being woken up. it’s about 3/4″ long excluding the antennae.
I thought it was some sort of long-horn so I spent quite a while looking at them.
Anyway if it is an introduced insect, is it a problem? If it likes to eat earthworms that’s fine, we have lots!
Thanks again!
Best regards,
Signature: Sue

Ground Beetle

Ground Beetle

Dear Sue,
If we have calculated your global coordinates correctly, you found this Ground Beetle on Vancouver Island.  Please confirm.  We believe you are correct that this is a Granulated Carabid, and we do not believe it poses a threat to any local species despite it being an Old World species.

Hi Daniel,
Thank you so much for your reply!
Yes you are correct. The location is southern Vancouver Island, Metchosin specifically, William Head Road.
Thank you also, for letting me know it is not a threat to the local ecosystem. I do really enjoy discovering insects and learning about them.
Haha! I’m not a great fan of the flea beetle though. They all like my brassica way too much!
I was pretty amazed when I saw this one. I think it’s a Rhyssa persuasoria. Holy cow!! Some bug!!! Not a very good picture though.
Cheers, Sue

Subject: Please identify this
Location: Argentina
December 9, 2016 9:57 am
Found it under a tree
Signature: Frosiano

Paromoeocerus barbicornis

Paromoeocerus barbicornis

Dear Frosiano,
This is a Longhorned Borer Beetle or Longicorn in the family Cerambycidae, and we actually very quickly identified it as
Paromoeocerus barbicornis thanks to the Eco Registros site.  There are also images on Meloidae (though that is the Blister Beetle family) and on BioLib.

Thanks! Spot on. You’ve been very helpful!

Subject: Cicindela sp?
Location: Laba He, Sichwan, China
December 8, 2016 12:23 pm
Dear Bugman!
This time I have a few ”bugs” fron SW China which I visited during october 2016.
First bug is probably a Cicindela.
Sadly I did not take any photos with reference object, which of course would have been good.
This species´ body is about 1½ times Cicindela sylvatica. In other words around 30 mm.
I was photographed in Laba He Nature Reserve in Sichwan, China at the altitude of about 1200 – 1500 metres asl.
Signature: slit

Longicorn

Longicorn

Dear Slit,
This is NOT a Tiger Beetle in the genus
Cicindela as you suspect, but rather a Longicorn or Longhorned Borer Beetle in the family Cerambycidae.  Unfortunately, we cannot provide you with a species or genus at this time.

Longicorn

Longicorn

Identification courtesy of Karl
Hello Daniel and slit:
There are several longicorns in the genus Anoplophora that look very similar to this one. I think A. coeruleoantennata (Cerambycidae: Lamiinae) is the closest match. Regards. Karl

Longicorn

Longicorn