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bug ?
Location: south charlotte, nc
May 2, 2011 10:07 pm
i have find this set of eggs and babies on the leaf of honeysuckle and don’t what there are?
Signature: Rita

Stink Bug Hatchlings

Hi Rita,
These are immature Hemipterans, and they sure look like newly hatched Stink Bugs in the family Pentatomidae to us.  You can compare their appearance to examples on bugGuide, though we could not find an exact match.

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Unkown bug eggs
Location: NW Georgia
May 1, 2011 5:41 pm
I found these eggs on my onions. It’s late spring here and I have no idea what kind of bugs will hatch from them. I was hoping you could help. Thank you.
Signature: LDMS

Leaf Footed Bug Eggs

Dear LDMS,
These are the eggs of a Hemipteran, and often exact species identification of eggs is difficult.  We believe these eggs belong to a Leaf Footed Bug in the family Coreidae based on this image posted to BugGuide.

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What is this bug?
Subject: What is this bug?
Location: Found in cupboard, came out of old egg dying box.
April 24, 2011 6:22 pm
I found this bug when I was getting some old egg dying stuff out it is April in the Spring time. I sat the carboard box on the table and it came crawling out. I put it in a baggie and was trying to find out what it is…no luck. I do hope you guys can help me.
Signature: Miss Rebecca


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I am glad to see I recieved an email back so quickly to at least inform me you have noticed I submitted my bug. I do thank you but I actually finally got the research I was looking for and found out what it was. So, please do not feel the need to have to research and send me information. Thank you again for your time and for the great website. It is very interesting to look through it all.
Have a Great Day!

Dear Miss Rebecca,
People don’t usually respond so politely to our automated response.  This is a harmless Pseudoscorpion.  It is a fierce, though tiny predator.  We hope your eggs turned out pretty.

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unusual bug
Location: eastern suburbs Sydney
April 9, 2011 2:27 am
I came across this bug in my backyard 9/4/11. It’s about 8mm in body length.
Second image the next day after being kept under a glass. What looks like thousend of eggs!
Signature: Heinz57

Unknown Moth

Dear Heinz57,
This is a Moth, though we haven’t been able to come up with a conclusive identification.  We also don’t know if her wings failed to expand after metamorphosis, or if this is a flightless species with vestigial wings.  Many female Tussock Moths are flightless, and the markings on your specimen match those of
Oligeria hemicalla pictured on the ButterflyHouse website, but we are unable to locate an image of a female moth.  The Painted Apple Moth is an example of a Tussock Moth in the family Lymantriidae that has a wingless female.  The photos on Wikipedia indicate that it is not your species, though the eggs look quite similar.  Perhaps one of our readers will be able to supply an identification.

Unknown Moth lays eggs

Karl provides an identification
Unknown flightless moth lays eggs in Australia
Hi Daniel and Heinz57:
The looks like a female Australian Bagmoth, Cebysa leucotelus (Psychidae). It is native to southern Australia and has recently shown up in New Zealand. Apparently the larvae feed on lichens growing on tree trunks, rocks, etc. and the lichen fragments get incorporated into the larval cases, or ‘bags’. Only the females are flightless. Regards. Karl

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What is this?
Location: Palm Canyon, near Palm Springs, CA
April 1, 2011 6:17 pm
We saw this bug in the cold, cold water near Palm Springs, CA the first week of March. (Palm Canyon – Stone Pools). It stayed undewater for a while and then came up and seemed to breathe through a tube that came from its rear end. Pretty large bug…not sure what is on its back….babies?
Signature: Mary, Asheville, NC

Male Giant Water Bug with Eggs

Hi Mary,
This is a Giant Water Bug, and it is something of an anomaly in the insect world in that the male of the species cares for the eggs, which are cemented by the female onto the back of the male.  The most commonly encountered Giant Water Bugs are the Toe-Biters in the genus
Lethocerus, but that genus does not exhibit this paternal care.  Two other genera, Abedus and Belostoma, are both found in California, and they both exhibit paternal care of the eggs.  Alas, we haven’t the necessary skills to determine which genus your individual belongs to.

What a great website!!!!   Thanks!  I wonder how many people stumble upon a Giant Water Bug with babies cemented on its back breathing through a tube!  So cool!

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Seed-like eggs or are these segments
Location: San Francisco
March 5, 2011 10:49 pm
We have a recent bedbug infestation. While looking for eggs, I found one of these seed-like objects in a crack in my desk chair. I then found one in my desk drawer, and about 18 beneath the couch cushion on the couch I sleep on. A few days later I found ~ 7 under my desk on the floor. We have no pets. I do eat pork somewhat regularly, in case this matters. It is currently February here, and I am very curious if these are eggs. Some have said these could be tapeworm segments. There are similar questions on the web, but none have yet been resolved.
Signature: Anon

Sesame Seeds

Dear Anon,
We are uncertain what the presence of pork in your diet has to do with this question, unless you have confused Trichinosis and Tape Worms.  Pursuing the Tape Worm segment line of questioning, Tape Worms are parasites of the gastrointestinal tract, and any segments that have sloughed off the worm would pass out of the gastrointestinal tract during defecation.   We don’t believe that would cause them to be found on your desk chair, in the desk drawer, beneath the couch cushion or on the floor, however, since you didn’t discuss your hygiene habits, we cannot be certain.  You also did not indicate if sesame bagels or sesame seed kaiser rolls are part of your dietary consumption, which we suspect is probably the case, as these appear to be non-threatening sesame seeds to us.  Do you snack at your desk and on the couch?

Many kind thanks for your prompt reply.
I have enclosed a document I composed last night that should shed light on this matter : )
How to completely deceive yourself with your own intelligence.
1. Start with a scary hypothesis (these must be parasite eggs).
(after all, we recently discovered bedbugs in one room)
2. Ignore obvious evidence (they look like sesame seeds).
(because, well, single insane bedbugs lay single eggs in strange places!)
3. Add terror: they look like tapeworm segments!!!
4. Amp terror: tapeworm segments crack open and release micro-eggs which you can easily ingest. When this happens they spread throughout muscle and nervous tissue and form cysts in the BRAIN — and I’ve been handling them with my bare hands not knowing this!!!
5. Read a bunch of internet reports about people similarly concerned/affected.
6. Suffer. A lot. Fear the disease. Fear not being able to get it properly diagnosed. Fear the terrifying treatments.
7. Read more reports. Read people who discover that, even though they were CERTAIN these were not seeds, they were, in fact, seeds.
9. Facepalm.
(Oldsters may need to to a quick websearch to understand this response)
10. Celebrate.

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