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Subject: underside of zucchini leaves
Location: northeast ohio
July 22, 2014 4:18 pm
A friend who runs a small busy found these on the underside of a leaf. This was today, so high summer. We want to know what this is and whether they will damage the pants
Signature: golly

Squash Bug Hatchlings

Squash Bug Hatchlings

Dear golly,
These are eggs and newly hatched Squash Bugs,
Anasa tristis, and there is on older, but still immature individual near the center of the group.  You can compare your image to this excellent series of images on BugGuide.  Squash Bugs will not damage your pants, but according to BugGuide:  “the most injurious coreid in FL causes wilting and blackening of leaves; can transmit cucurbit yellow vine disease.”  While they will not damage your pants, the are quite injurious to squash plants.  As you can see from the BugGuide Data page, they are not limited in range to Florida. 

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Subject: What is this thing?
Location: Little Rock, AR
July 22, 2014 7:19 am
I found this in my back yard on a hollyhock while taking macro shots of bugs, and no one I know seems to know what it is. Legs of a cricket, body of a fly, wings of a wasp, head (and even mouth part) of any number of true bugs…we’re stumped.
Thanks so much! :)
Sincerely,
L.J.
Signature: L.J.

Scentless Plant Bug:  Niesthrea louisianica

Scentless Plant Bug: Niesthrea louisianica

Dear L.J.,
This is probably the finest image we have ever received of the Scentless Plant Bug,
Niesthrea louisianica, which does not have a common name.  According to BugGuide, it:  “Feeds on flower buds and seeds of plants in the Mallow family (Malvaceae), such as Hibiscus and Rose of Sharon.”

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Subject: What kind of beetle is this ?
Location: Victoria, BC Canada.
July 21, 2014 2:45 am
I took a picture and I would like to know what kind of beetle is in the picture?
Signature: Thank you, in advance.

Conchuela Stink Bug Nymphs

Conchuela Stink Bug Nymphs

These are not beetles.  They are immature Conchuela Stink Bugs.

Conchuela Stink Bug Nymphs

Conchuela Stink Bug Nymphs

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Subject: assassin bug eating japanese beetle
Location: Hermann, Missouri
July 19, 2014 4:09 pm
stopped to close a gate and saw this. took about 30 pics in order to get one that was decent. sending in high rez. makes me really really happy that there are natural predators to the dang japanese beetles. not nearly enough of them, but still….
Signature: c. millard

Wheel Bug eats Japanese Beetle

Wheel Bug eats Japanese Beetle

Dear c. millard,
Thank you so much for sending in your excellent image of a Wheel Bug feeding on a Japanese Beetle, and we are certain it will warm the collective hearts of gardeners in the eastern portions of North America where the invasive, exotic Japanese Beetle feeds on hundreds of different ornamental garden plants and food crops.  According to our sources, Japanese Beetles were not a big problem in Ohio in 2014.

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Subject: unknown Beetle
Location: San Diego, CA
July 17, 2014 5:37 pm
I found these beetles at the Cabrillo Museum in sand Diego this weekend. Any idea what they are? I’ve searched the internet, and was unable to find a picture of them. Any help would be greatly appreciated
Signature: Debbi Haag

Harlequin Stink Bug Nymphs

Harlequin Stink Bug Nymphs

Hi Debbi,
These pretty critters are not beetles, but rather, they are True Bugs in the suborder Heteroptera.  More specifically, they are immature Harlequin Stink Bugs,
Murgantia histrionica.  Adults have a similar coloration, and they have fully functional wings.  Harlequin Stink Bugs feed on plants in the cabbage family, so they are generally not welcome in the vegetable patch, and locally in California, they are often found feeding on wild mustard which has been introduced and has naturalized in many open spaces in the southland.  For more information on the Harlequin Stink Bug, you can try BugGuide.

Immature Harlequin Stink Bugs

Immature Harlequin Stink Bugs

One of your images depicts an adult with two nymphs.

Adult Harlequin Stink Bug with two nymphs

Adult Harlequin Stink Bug with two nymphs

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Subject: Odd bug.
Location: US
July 13, 2014 2:44 pm
My mom was about to wash dishes when she all of a sudden got a sharp pain in her finger. She said it felt like being cut by glass. It blistered immediately. We’ve never really seen this bug before. If you could identify this bug, that’d be great. Thank you so much in advance.
Signature: -Stevie Jaramillo

Orange Spotted Assassin Bug

Orange Spotted Assassin Bug

Hi Stevie,
This Orange Spotted Assassin Bug or Corsair in the genus
Rasahus is not considered dangerous, however we frequently receive reports from people who have been bitten and we understand the bite is quite painful.

Thanks for the reply. We had no idea what that bug was, so I had saved it in a ziploc just in case my mom had any reaction to the bite.
But thank you for the reply and peace of mind.

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