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Subject: I found this orange bug
Location: In a rabbit hole
May 9, 2015 9:52 am
I found these in my rabbit habitat im.Like usually I got ciourious.Do you know what it is?
Signature: From anonymous

Wireworms

Wireworms

Dear anonymous,
We believe these are Wireworms, the larvae of Click Beetles in the family Elateridae.  More information on Wireworms can be found on the Maine Government page.

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Subject: Scarabs in Chicago?!
Location: Chicago, Illinois USA
April 26, 2015 7:28 pm
These grubs were inside of a dying silver maple. Found in the middle amongst wood pulp and poop. We live just north of the Windy City. I figured it was some kind of rhino or tricerotops beetle.
Signature: Jim Griesenauer

Scarab Beetle Grubs

Scarab Beetle Grubs

Dear Jim,
We agree with your assessment that these Scarab Beetle Grubs are in the subfamily Dynastinae, the Rhinoceros Beetles.  In our opinion, they probably began feeding on the rotting portion of the dying tree because we do not believe that the grubs were responsible for the tree’s demise.  Thanks for including the images of the children because they provide a nice sense of scale for these large grubs.  We suspect that large Scarab grubs are considered edible by entomophages, so we will attempt to contact David Gracer (see Huffington Post Food Blog) for his opinion.

Scarab Beetle Grubs

Scarab Beetle Grubs

Scarab Beetle Grubs with Children for scale

Scarab Beetle Grubs with Children for scale

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Subject: Rainbow Colored larvae or caterpillar
Location: New Bern, NC
April 19, 2015 11:17 am
Found a few of these crawling around a small shrub at the edge of the woods behind my house; North Carolina, Croatan Forest, Longleaf Pine/swamp habitat. Never seen colors like this before and can’t find it in my caterpillar book nor online. (You try Googling rainbow caterpillar/larvae and see what you get! LOL . . .)
Help?
Signature: Diane

Groundselbush Beetle Larva

Groundselbush Beetle Larva

Dear Diane,
We have trouble remembering the name of the Groundselbush Beetle Larva,
Trirhabda bacharidis, but we always remember its distinctive appearance and we can quickly locate older postings of Groundselbush Beetle Larvae.

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Subject: caterpillar
Location: Dubai, UAE
March 25, 2015 2:39 am
Hi…
discovered this whilst at a park in the UAE….my nephews are very keen on knowing what kind of caterpillar this is….and I am clueless…..would love some information on it…
Thanks..
Signature: Bevill JB

Scarab Beetle Grub

Scarab Beetle Grub

Dear Bevill JB,
This is not a caterpillar.  It is the Grub or immature stage of a Scarab Beetle.

Dear Daniel…
That is so fascinating.
Thank you very much for responding. This is a  simply wonderful and most educative site I have seen in ages.
Best regards,

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Subject: Worm?
Location: Missouri USA
February 14, 2015 8:02 am
Found this in my firewood. It is a little more than one inch long. Thought at first it was some kind of tapeworm. What could it be?
Signature: PJ

Flathead Borer

Flathead Borer

Dear PJ,
This is a beetle larva in the family Buprestidae, the Metallic Borer Beetles or Jewel Beetles, and the larvae are known as Flathead Borers.  You can see matching images on BugGuide.  Knowing the species of wood might help to narrow down the species possibilities of the Flathead Borer.  Here is an image of Flathead Borers from BugGuide.

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Subject:  Wow
Location:  California
February 4, 2015
Daniel!!! Tell me please, what’s this bug?!
Cori

Crawlyback

Crawlyback

Hi Cori,
This is a Crawlyback, the larva of a Figeater or Green Fruit Beetle.  Crawlybacks are often found in compost piles.

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