Mating Bow Legged Bugs from Costa Rica

Subject:  Is a diptera? Geographic location of the bug:  Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica Date: 03/17/2018 Time: 05:20 PM EDT Your letter to the bugman:  Hi I have different images of these two insects mating, they are not very clear but I am wondering what do you think is? How you want your letter signed:  Che … Read more

Immature Broad Headed Bug

Subject:  Found on play equipment Geographic location of the bug:  Del City, Oklahoma Date: 10/20/2017 Time: 04:02 PM EDT Please help me identify this bug. It was on my kids play toys. It’s unlike anything I’ve seen. I’ve been through an insect identification. I’m lost on what it could be How you want your letter … Read more

Texas Bow Legged Bug

Subject:  Blue Geographic location of the bug:  Denham Springs, Louisiana Date: 09/17/2017 Time: 01:27 AM EDT Hello there, I’ve found a few of these insects inside my house in the last three days. They only come out at night and seem to be attracted to light, since that’s where I find them most of the … Read more

Texas Bow-Legged Bug

Subject: Help please Location: Hurst, TX February 18, 2017 9:01 pm I found this bug in my apartment & cannot find anything like it online. Please help. Signature: Kimberly Dear Kimberly, We believe we have correctly identified your Broad Headed Bug as a member of the genus Hyalymenus thanks to images posted to BugGuide.  All … Read more

Immature Broadheaded Bug mimics Ant

Subject: Please identify this ant Location: Dallas TX 75227 October 13, 2016 8:10 pm Hi, I spotted this guy on my crape myrtle this morning. It has long legs, horns on its thorax, and a bumpy abdomen. What is it? Signature: Kristine Dear Kristine, Though it looks like an Ant, this is actually an immature … Read more

Broad-Headed Bug

Subject: bug on beans Location: NW Florida USA July 2, 2016 7:49 am Hi, trying to id this bug. They are on my beans. Can’t tell what they are doing. They fly easily. I’m in NW Florida. Thanks! Signature: Pam Dear Pam, We identified your Broad-Headed Bugs as Hyalymenus longispinus thanks to this image on BugGuide.  … Read more