Longhorn Cactus Fly

Subject:  Dinner Guest Geographic location of the bug:  Ventura, Ca Date: 08/01/2018 Time: 10:15 PM EDT Your letter to the bugman:  Hello Bugman, I was dining alfresco this evening, and st the end of the meal (ordered as take out from a local Palestinian deli/cafe, I noted a friend in my plate with what appeared … Read more

Cactus Fly

Subject:  unknown Geographic location of the bug:  Phoenix, Arizona Date: 01/28/2018 Time: 09:07 AM EDT Your letter to the bugman:  maybe 6 or 7 mm long How you want your letter signed:  Daniel Gronseth Dear Daniel, This unusual critter is a Cactus Fly in the family Neriidae, probably the Longhorn Cactus Fly, Odontoloxozus longicornis, which … Read more

Banana Stalk Fly from Australia

Subject: What bugs are these? Location: Cairns, QLD, Australia December 3, 2016 7:11 am Found these in my yard. Signature: CE Dear CE, Like another of your submitted images, we believe this is a Stilt Legged Fly in the family Micropezidae, but unlike the previous image, we have not been successful in finding any matching … Read more

Cactus Fly from Singapore

Subject: Small Insect, Red Eyes Location: Singapore February 2, 2013 10:37 pm Hi there, I found this very minute bug roaming around the rotting stump of a fallen tree. This one is quite lighter in color than the other bugs similar to it. It has those pair of big red eyes. I’m not sure what … Read more

Mating Banana Stalk Flies from Hawaii

Special Mosquitos? Location: Palolo Valley, Honolulu, HI December 16, 2010 5:39 pm Found these two getting busy on the shoe rack this morning… I hope they don’t recognize and remember faces for an attack later on when they’re done… Are these special mosquitoes or something? They sure don’t look like a regular Mosquito! Signature: TH … Read more

Cactus Fly from Philippines

Weird fly from the Philippines (2) December 27, 2009 Dear Bugman, What’s this bug? I saw this guy on the outer wall of our house. At first I though it was some kind of assassin bug, but then I realized it must be some strange kind of fly! I had never seen its kind before. … Read more