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Subject: insect indentification
Location: Oklahoma
July 19, 2014 9:15 pm
Can you please help identify this insect?
Signature: Abigail

Treehopper

Treehopper

Dear Abigail,
We believe we have correctly identified your Treehopper as
Entylia carinata, based on this image posted to BugGuide.  According to BugGuide, they feed on:  “various herbaceous plants, especially Asteraceae” and “Commonly seen to be attended by ants” which form a symbiotic relationship with plant sucking insects like Aphids and Treehoppers because the Ants feed on the honeydew secreted by many free-living Hemipterans.

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Subject: UNKNOWN INSECT
Location: homestead florida
July 14, 2014 7:51 am
Hello, on one of my tree branches there were hundreds of green insects. they seemed to grow in stages. very small brown looking with blue colors. as they get bigger, they are like lime green with a head that has like a spike that curves back. they just kind a sit there. and they fly!!
Signature: KIM PROZZILLO

Thorn Treehoppers

Thorn Treehoppers

Dear KIM,
Your image is quite blurry, but these Thorn Treehoppers,
Umbonia crassicornis, are unmistakable. 

 

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Subject: Colorful bug!
Location: Northwest Ohio
June 30, 2014 10:04 am
Hi bugman! I live in Northwest Ohio, and I found this little beauty on my hydrangea. I found it a few weeks ago around the first week of June. Found your site and thought I’d ask if you know what it is! Look forward to hearing from you! Thank you so much!
Signature: Karli Thornton

Candystriped Leafhopper

Candystriped Leafhopper

Hi Karli,
The aptly named Candystriped Leafhopper,
Graphocephala coccinea, though lovely, is not a beneficial insect.  They have mouths designed for piercing plant tissue and sucking nourishing fluids from the plants.  Some Leafhoppers are also suspected of carrying viral infections from plant to plant. 

Thanks for the info!! Sad because it’s such a pretty bug..
Karli Thornton

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Subject: bugs all over patio
Location: Aurora, CO
June 12, 2014 6:42 pm
Our patio, planter, and pine tree are covered with these brownish, greyish, and black teeny bugs. The adults are 3mm at most. The legs are striped. Picture was just taken, in mid-June
Signature: Amanda

Giant Conifer Aphid

Giant Conifer Aphid

Hi Amanda,
This is a Giant Conifer Aphid in the genus
Cinara, and you may find more information on BugGuide.

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Subject: Beetle larva and other?
Location: North East NJ
May 27, 2014 8:06 am
Hello and thank you for this site and your time. If you ever get the time to ID, this insect I would be grateful, however it is just a matter of curiosity and nothing dire so if you get around to it great and if not, thank you anyway. This picture was was taken in North East New Jersey a few days ago in May on a plant lining a pond. The larger one in the center of the photo should be some type of beetle larvae (Uneducated guess). Would you know what type of beetle it is or if I am right? The almost metallic color to it, threw me off and I don’t think it is a ladybird beetle larvae or a dermestid. (Again could be wrong.) Also when I got the pic back and looked at it, I noticed something coming out of it’s posterior. I know larvae are not sexually mature so, not to be gross, is it just pooping or is that a parasite. Lastly I also noticed the smaller red juvenile bugs also, any idea what these are?
As always with or without a response thank you for your work
Signature: Frank Smith

Groundselbush Beetle Larva

Groundselbush Beetle Larva

Hi Frank,
You are  correct about the Beetle Larva.  More specifically, it is the larva of a Groundselbush Beetle,
Trirhabda bacharidis, a species that feeds exclusively on Baccharis.  We are not certain what it is excreting, and we are not certain of their identity, but the tiny red nymphs might be immature Leafhoppers or Spittlebugs.

Thank you so much for your response, it made my day. I learned about a beetle that is new to me, so thanks again! I will follow up and see if I can find any references on what it is excreting or being parasitised by and will keep you posted if I find anything. You people are awesome!
Frank

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Subject: What’s that bug?
Location: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
May 16, 2014 3:56 pm
Found this cute little guy hitching a ride on my car in Ft. Lauderdale on May 16.
Signature: Cynthia

Thornhopper

Thorn Treehopper

Hi Cynthia,
This is a male Thorn Treehopper,
Umbonia crassicornis.  You can compare your image to this image on BugGuide.  We have many images on our site of Thorn Treehoppers, however, your individual is quite distinctive.  There is considerable variation in coloring, markings and the development of the “thorn” in this species.  BugGuide has examples of some of the variations.

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