Could Glowing Larva be Wireworm???

Subject: Glow worm? Location: Rimrock, AZ April 25, 2017 8:27 pm Found this on the floor of my apartment tonight. What is it? Signature: Laura Dear Laura, This does not look like a typical Glowworm to us.  Glowworms or Railroad Worms are the larvae of beetles in the family Phengodidae.  This doesn’t look like a … Read more

Likely Beetle Larva from the Philippines

Subject: Creepy centipede-like insect Location: Cavite, Philippines May 24, 2015 1:13 am Hi! My brother found this odd looking centipede in our house. Definitely, this is not a centipede because it only got 6 legs. I tried doing some research but can’t find any match. We’ll really appreciate it if you can help us identify … Read more

Beetle Pupae, but which Beetle???

Subject: Weeping Willow Bug? Location: North Carolina October 14, 2012 11:27 am Found this cocoon like bug on my weeping willow…what is it? Signature: Does not matter Dear Does not matter, These are Beetle Pupae, and our first thought is that they are most likely some species of Leaf Beetle in the family Chrysomelidae.  We … Read more

Advice on Raising Meal Worms requested

Mealworm confusion, looking for expert Website: December 18, 2011 7:44 pm I know you’re terrifically busy in all senses of the word ‘terrific’, but I was hoping you might ask your entomologist backup crew to get in touch. I’m starting out with mealworms and have some rather odd things going on in the colonies.  … Read more


Do you know what kind of bug this is? Location: Charlotte, NC October 9, 2011 11:10 pm Hi there, This bug was outside my door yesterday. I live in Charlotte, NC. Any idea what it is? Thanks, Charlotte Signature: Charlotte, NC Hi Charlotte, Had you turned off the lights, you might have been treated to … Read more

Caterpillar Hunter Larva

Having trouble identifying this guy! Location: Vancouver October 8, 2011 7:35 pm Hi! I found this bug on the forest floor. Consulted my Bland identification book but can’t determine what it is! Signature: David Hi David, This is the larva of one of the Caterpillar Hunters in the genus Calosoma.  The adults are large active … Read more