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Subject: Small brown bug
Location: Dallas, tx
April 10, 2016 7:24 pm
We found this bug in our house and are stumped. What is it?
Signature: Greg

Treehopper

Treehopper

Dear Greg,
This is a Treehopper in the family Membracidae, and we believe, based on BugGuide images, that it is in the genus
Cyrtolobus.

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Subject: What is this
Location: Arizona
March 29, 2016 12:34 pm
Just curious to know what this is. I found it on one of my tomato plants.
Signature: Andrew Chace

Aphids

Aphids

Dear Andrew,
You have Aphids on your tomato plants.

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Subject: Peruvian Insect
Location: Peru
March 30, 2016 3:01 pm
Hey my sister just got back from Peru and snapped this picture. Please help identify, obviously. Not sure if it is supposed to look this way or some sort of fungus is growing out of it. Either way, personally found it to be a very disturbing.
Signature: Ian

Amazon Roostertail

Amazon Roostertailgj

Dear Ian,
The common name of this Fulgorid Planthopper is the Amazon Roostertail.  It does not have a fungus, but the “tail” is actually a waxy secretion.  We had to lighten up your underexposed file, so the colors are not as saturated as they should be.

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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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