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Subject: Help tree is covered
Location: Woodlawn TN
August 29, 2015 10:44 am
We have a tree covered with white flying bugs! I went to cut limbs today and it was like snow coming down! Hundreds of it these flying about! If you didn’t know my truck was white you would like it was with these bugs! Thanks for you time!
Signature: Woodymac

Lace Bugs

Lace Bugs

Dear Woodymac,
You have Lace Bugs in the family Tingidae, and according to BugGuide, they:  “Feed mainly on leaves of trees and shrubs, causing yellow spotting and sometimes browning and death of the leaves.”

Lace Bugs

Lace Bugs

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Subject: What is this!
Location: Northern Kentucky
August 27, 2015 1:32 pm
What kind of bug is this? It looks like a stink bug dinosaur mix. Northern Kentucky, today, August 27 th, sunny, non wooded area, thanks.
Signature: Diana

Wheel Bug

Wheel Bug

Dear Diana,
Wheel Bugs like the one in your image are among our most common summer identification requests.  You are not the first person to comment that Wheel Bugs look prehistoric, like dinosaurs, or more specifically, look like a stegosaurus.

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Subject: Souther Arizona flying beetle?
Location: Tubac, Arizona
August 25, 2015 8:08 pm
Hey Bugman!
My friend, Tim, is visiting Tubac, Arizona and sent me this.
“so this guy is big, 1 1/4” snout to tail. good flyer, has mouth parts like an assassin bug, and has 1/8” circles 2/3 of the way out on his antennae.
i was thinking kissing bug, but never found a pic of that crazy antenna.”
Thank you!
Signature: Tim via Tomas

Giant Mesquite Bug

Giant Mesquite Bug

Dear Tim vie Tomas,
Thank you for providing such a detailed description of this Giant Mesquite Bug.  The Giant Mesquite Bug does not have the evolutionarily evolved legs of many other members of the Big Legged or Leaf Footed Bug family Coreidae.  Immature nymphs are quite colorful and often congregate until they grow wings and can disperse.  Your detailed description included the enlarged antennae segments of the Giant Mesquite Bug, but alas, you need a faster shutter speed, probably quicker than 1/250, to keep the rapidly moving antennae from blurring.

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Subject: Wheel bug, shortly before relocation
Location: Dayton, OH
August 25, 2015 8:11 pm
I moved this guy to an area not frequented by kids, right after a short “look but don’t touch” speech. :) We seem to see a lot of these in late August, usually after a storm.
Signature: Amorette

Wheel Bug

Wheel Bug

Dear Amorette,
The presence of significant numbers of Wheel Bugs in your area is indicative of a plentiful food supply.  Wheel Bugs are stealth hunters that move slowly along plants searching for prey, and because of their hunting style, they tend to encounter foliage and blossom eating insects, including the invasive, exotic Japanese Beetle. Because of your thoughtfulness in relocating this magnificent predator, we are tagging this posting with the Bug Humanitarian Award.

Thank you so much!   I think that it’s better for everyone involved that I relocated it :)   I’ve heard horrifying things about the bites of wheel/assassin bugs.
Amorette

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Seed Bugs attracted to lights at night.

Seed Bugs attracted to lights at night.

August 24, 2015
Populous aggregations of Seed Bugs at Burning Man (See Gizmodo) are attracting quite the internet buzz, and they are being likened to Biblical plagues, but What’s That Bug? covered similar aggregations of
 Melacoryphus lateralis in the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Arizona in 2010.

Aggregation of Seed Bugs from the desert.

Aggregation of Seed Bugs from the desert.

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Subject: ?? what the!?
Location: northeast u.s.
August 22, 2015 3:02 pm
I live close to buffalo. NY. Find these guys occasionally crawling on me. Have had a skin rash that has diagnosed as hives. I think these may have something to do with it. Happen to find them on my skin while sitting on my couch. Explode with blood when If I crush em!
Signature: sean

Bed Bug

Bed Bug

Dear Sean,
This is a Bed Bug.  Is this a recently acquired second hand couch?  Have you had recent house guests staying on the couch?  You need to deal with this problem before you have a full scale infestation on your hands.

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