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Subject: Unknown Insect
Location: 14.1667°N 75.0333°E
March 23, 2016 1:59 am
Hello Sir,
I was on travel to Western Ghats of India and was able to capture a insect/bug in Macro mode, Tried with National Geographic, but they re-directed towards you.
Just wanted to know the species of the insect.
I have attached the picture for your reference.
Below is the link to my Your Shot profile:
http://yourshot.nationalgeographic.com/photos/7951851/
Signature: Ravindra Kulkarni

Long Winged Derbid Planthopper

Long Winged Derbid Planthopper

Dear Ravindra,
This is a Long Winged Derbid Planthopper in the family Derbidae.  SinoBug has some nice images of Chinese Derbid Planthoppers and Project Noah has a similar looking individual from New Guinea identified as
Proutista moestaCabDirect states:  “The plant hopper Proutista moesta is an economically important sap-sucking insect of palms and is implicated as a common vector of root (wilt) disease of coconut, yellow leaf disease of arecanut and spear rot disease of oil palm in Kerala, India. The adults are sap-feeding, while its nymphs develop saprophytically by feeding on substrates undergoing fungal decomposition.”  This FlickR image was taken in India.

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Subject: Bug Identification
Location: Cathedral Ranges, east of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
March 21, 2016 2:42 am
Found this on a hike in the Cathedral Ranges east of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Believe it’s a giant scale insect but from what I read they are in Queensland.
Signature: Aussiejill

Giant Scale Insect

Giant Scale Insect

Dear Aussiejill,
You are correct that this is a Giant Scale Insect in the genus
Monophlebulus.  We do not know the exact range of various species, but Project Noah has sightings from Western Australia, so they are not limited to Queensland. 

Giant Scale Insect

Giant Scale Insect

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Subject: hairy bug Tanzania
Location: 8°50’41.64″ S 34°00’58.09″ E
March 19, 2016 9:43 am
Dear bugman,
we saw this curious little bug today on a walk in Chimala in the South West of Tanzania. It was no more than 1cm in size. It is between rainy seasons (the last rains were a few weeks ago in February, but it should start raining soon again).
Thank you for your help!
Signature: Bea

Planthopper Nymph

Planthopper Nymph

Dear Bea,
This is an immature Planthopper in the superfamily Fulgoroidea, and though we have not had any luck finding an exact match, this individual from iSpot looks very similar.  National Geographic has an example of an immature Planthopper from Suriname.

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Subject: tiny yellow & blue bug
Location: Wesley Chapel, Florida
March 15, 2016 11:50 am
Hi guys,
I saw this little guy flying around my garden today!
What kind of bug do I have here?
Thanks in advance!
Michele
Signature: Thanks, Michele

Broadheaded Sharpshooter

Broadheaded Sharpshooter

Dear Michele,
This is a Broadheaded Sharpshooter,
Oncometopia orbona, a species with sucking mouthparts that feeds on the life-nourishing fluids in plants.  For that reason they are not considered welcome in the garden.

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Subject: Tick-like bug
Location: San Francisco, CA
March 3, 2016 6:46 pm
Hey The Bugman,
Wondering if you can help me id this bug. Sorry, it’s not the best quality pic. One pic is up close, the other is so that you can get an idea of the scale. I found the bug in my back yard on a calla lily. You’ll also see that there’s a smaller bug near it. I’m most curious about the larger bug.
Any ideas?
Thanks!
Signature: StormMiguel

Aphid on a Calla Lily

Aphid on a Calla Lily

Dear StormMiguel,
This is an Aphid and we do not believe its diet, which consists of sucking fluids from plants, is limited to the calla lily.  The other, smaller insect, appears to be a Psocid.

Aphid and possible Psocid

Aphid and possible Psocid

Thank you so much! I never would have guessed it was an aphid – as big as it was. I was worried it might be a tick.
I will make a donation to your site. Sorry that I can only afford $10 at this time.
Your help is greatly appreciated!

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Subject: Weird insect
Location: New Delhi India
March 1, 2016 11:44 pm
Hi I am Supriya I live in New Delhi India
There is this weird species of bugs that i ve noticed in the area where i live.
These bugs are seasonal and are seen only during February to May and die when the summer is at its peak.
There is absolutely no pesticide that will kill them unless of course squishing which is really gross because there is a disgusting yellow fluid coming out of them and the stain from that fluid lasts like forever.
I ve seen multitudes of them in areas where there are many peepal trees (u call it peepal in india)
I will be really grateful if u could help me identify them.
Signature: Supriya

Mite we believe

Probably a Mealy Bug

Dear Supriya,
We believe this is some species of Mite, but we cannot find any images to confirm that suspicion.  We have requested assistance in the identification.  It could also be some immature form of something other than a Mite.

Mite, we believe

Probably a Mealy Bug

Eric Eaton confirms comment
Daniel:
It is definitely *not* a mite.  I suspect it is something related to mealybugs, but not knowing the Indian fauna that well, I can’t be 100% positive.
Eric

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