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Subject: Bug identification
Location: Denver, Colorado
December 8, 2014 1:18 am
Please help I have found this bug like one a day & mostly in my kitchen. I thought weevil or silverfish of somesort but I am not sure. I’ve never seen them before till just recently.
Signature: TVenters

Immature Cockroach

Immature Cockroach

Dear TVenters,
This is an immature Cockroach, and if they have just begun appearing in your home, we would speculate they were recently introduced with groceries, laundry or some other load that you returned home transporting.

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Subject: Help!
Location: Lethbridge Alberta Canada
December 8, 2014 9:30 pm
My husband and I just moved into an new older apartment about a month ago. Since we moved in we can’t seem to get rid of these bugs that are everywhere. The main plae we find them is in the kitchen and bathroom but they have been known to be found climbing walls in our bedroom and scurrying across the floor in other rooms of the house also. They are driving me nuts. We don’t know what they are so we can’t even figure out how to get rid of them. They range in size from teeny tiny to about the size of a nickel in length. Some have wings and others don’t but I have never seen them fly. I thought they would go away after we settled in but they haven’t. I also believe they are leaving poop on my counters as I often find a black almost sand like substance on them that has no other valid reason to be there as we don’t even do much cooking in our kitchen. I hope the pictures help in identifying this bug so we can finally get rid of it. Thanks for your help.
Signature: Ashley

German Cockroach

German Cockroach

Dear Ashley,
You have an infestation of German Cockroaches, and since they are in various stages, they are reproducing and thriving in your apartment.  The larger winged individuals are the adults.  German Cockroaches thrive in contact with people and they are one of the few Cockroach species that infest homes, restaurants and other places where they get food and shelter.  You can verify our identification on BugGuide.

German Cockroach Nymph

German Cockroach Nymph

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Subject: Pretty Cockroach
Location: perth region western australia
November 23, 2014 6:34 am
Hi there,
I know there are a lot of people out there that would argue there is no such thing as a “pretty” cockroach, but I have the photographic evidence! The specimen in question was discovered sheltering from the rain in a curled Mulberry tree leaf…. smart as well as pretty! Although the photograph is obviously magnified, it was actually only 5mm long at the most. I have searched through the internet in vain trying to identify it and finally figured if anyone can identify it for me, it would be you guys! Please see the attached photographs and thank you for your time.
Signature: Jill

Cockroach

Cockroach

Dear Jill,
This really is a pretty immature Cockroach.  Most people don’t realize that only a few species of Cockroaches infest homes, and the vast majority of Cockroaches are benign creatures, and that many of them are quite attractive.
  We believe we have correctly identified your immature Cockroach on the Brisbane Insect website as Ellipsidion humerale, commonly called the Small Ellipsidion.

Cockroach

Cockroach

Hi Daniel,
Thanks so much for your speedy reply.
It’s annoying that people have no appreciation for bugs and spiders and have such an irrational fear of them. They can’t seem to see the bugs have far more to fear from us than we from them… if we were bug sized that might well be a different story of course! lol
Thanks again. Your reply and identification was much appreciated.
Jill

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Subject: Unknown Beetle
Location: Maryland
November 6, 2014 3:18 pm
Hello, I was wondering if you could tell me what type of Beetle this is. It was photographed in a garage in November.
Signature: Jeremy

Cockroach

Cockroach

Dear Jeremy,
This is a Cockroach, most likely an immature nymph, but we would not rule out that it might be a wingless, adult female Cockroach.

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Subject: What is this?
Location: South Korea
May 16, 2014 1:13 pm
Hi, I found this guy in my room tonight. I live in South Korea and the weather has been in the low 80s now. I tried to get rid of it and it seemed a little fast. It doesn’t seem to be able to fly. It looked almost black, if not very dark brown. Thank you.
Signature: Amy

Cockroach

Cockroach

Dear Amy,
This is a Cockroach, more than likely male, and not recognizably a species that infests homes.  We will try to identify its species soon.
  Very few Cockroaches infest buildings, many are quite beautiful and colorful, and we think your individual is handsome.

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Subject: Cool brown and orange striped beetle
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
May 12, 2014 1:38 am
Hello Bugman!
It’s very exciting for me to have someone to turn to for identifying the super cool bugs that I’ve been finding. I try to do the research online and oftentimes I’m successful, but it’s such a relief to have support for those times I need help. Thank you.
This bug (beetle, I’m assuming) was found in the hills/mountains outside of Cape Town, South Africa.
Cheers,
Signature: Kenda

Cape Mountain Cockroach

Female Cape Mountain Cockroach

Hi Kenda,
This is not a beetle, but rather, a Cape Mountain Cockroach,
Aptera fusca.  According to iSpot, it is also known as a Giant Cockroach or Table Mountain Cockroach.  Since iSpot also has images of winged examples of the species, we suspect this is a sexually dimorphic female Cape Mountain Cockroach, or possibly a nymph that has not grown wings, but there are numerous other examples of Cockroaches with wingless females.  Looking at iSpot a bit more closely, it appears our guess that this is a wingless female is correct.

Funny. My husband was certain that little gal was a cockroach. Thank you for the info. I will be posting her pic along with another shout-out for What’s That Bug on an upcoming article.
Also, a friend of mine sent me a photo of a stick bug (he took the pic innSouth Africa) -it’s over a foot long. Is that something you would like me to share on your site?
Cheers,
Kenda

If you have your friend’s permission, we would love to post the Stick Insect.

Absolutely! He is happy to share!  I’ll do it now.
Cheers,
Kenda

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