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Subject: Found in Markham, Ontario
Location: Markham, Ontario, Canada
May 4, 2016 5:09 pm
What is this bug?
Signature: Kevin Alves

Western Conifer Seed Bug

Western Conifer Seed Bug

Dear Kevin,
Because they frequently enter homes to hibernate, Western Conifer Seed Bugs are one our our most common identification requests.

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Subject: What is this
Location: Hillsdale, Michigan
April 25, 2016 5:42 am
This bug was crawling in my sons college house in southern central Michigan – approximately 15 miles from the Ohio line. Can you identify it?
Signature: Mama Chase

Western Conifer Seed Bug

Western Conifer Seed Bug

Dear Mama Chase,
This Western Conifer Seed Bug probably sought shelter indoors when the weather cooled to hibernate, which is why they are frequently found in homes and other buildings.  This is a harmless species.

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Subject: Big Black Flying Bug
Location: Mid-Missouri, USA
April 25, 2016 6:36 am
Hi,
Found this guy yesterday eyeing me from the roof.
It’s springtime in Rolla, Missouri and all the bugs are happy.
He’s about an inch and a half long, looks all black, and must have good eyesight because he was looking at me. I thought he was a stink bug at first, but his body is round. He has a hump on his back, so maybe a relative of the whirligig beetle?
Signature: Bob in Rolla

Big Legged Bug

Big Legged Bug

Dear Bob,
This is a Big Legged Bug in the genus
Acanthocephala.  They are Leaf Footed Bugs in the family Coreidae, and they are in the same suborder as Stink Bugs, hence the resemblance.

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Subject: id this guy, please
Location: lago atitlan, solola, guatemala
April 21, 2016 8:28 am
hello – i saw this bug on my porch at lago atitlan, solola, guatemala please help me with the name. thanks!
Signature: dale

Giant Mesquite Bug Nymph

Giant Mesquite Bug Nymph

Dear Dale,
This colorful critter is a  Giant Mesquite Bug nymph
,Thasus neocalifornicus.  Here is an image on BugGuide for verification.  Immature Giant Mesquite Bugs often form large aggregations on the food plant. 

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Subject: Found this on my Nectarine Tree
Location: Dana Point CA 92629
April 17, 2016 12:10 pm
Thanks for this service.
I only found one of these bugs. There are some leaves that look chewed. I wasn’t sure if this is a good insect or bad, so I’m keeping it until I find out.
I do not use pesticides and this year it seems like I have less bad bugs plenty of bees and lady bugs.
Signature: Thanks again Kurt Wyman

Squash Bug

Squash Bug

Dear Kurt,
Based on this BugGuide image, your insect looks like a Squash Bug,
Anasa tristis, and it has nothing to do with chewed leaves.  Squash Bugs have mouths designed to pierce the surfaces of plants so they can suck fluids.  According to BugGuide, they feed on “various cucurbits (members of the squash family), prefers pumpkin and squash.”  Do you have any nearby squash plants?

Daniel,
Thanks for the quick response.
I do in fact have some young squash plants.  I actually am not sure if it is a pumpkin or or maybe spaghetti squash, they are volunteers who’s seeds I find in my worm castings.
Thanks again,
Kurt

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Subject: Curious like a tank bug, FL 32960
Location: Vero Beach, Florida 32960
April 14, 2016 6:58 am
Dear Bugman,
Trusting this finds you well. Quick outline, have spotted this particular bug a baker’s dozen times in the last ten years in the city of Vero Beach Treasure Coast of Florida US. I have posted pick on fb, but don’t know what species it is. It is a curious and slow moving creature. Size wise 1/4′ heigh x 1″ long, dark in color with orange dots on the end of the antenai (sp?)
If you can identify, at your conveniece that would be cool. I’ll check out a few other resources too, and post back if I find anything interesting.
Florida Tank Bug
Signature: Curious about a bug

Big Legged Bug

Big Legged Bug

This is a Big Legged Bug in the genus Acanthocephala.  Though your image is blurry, based on your location and your description about the “orange dots on the end of the antenai,” we are relatively confident this is Acanthocephala terminalis, a species well represented on BugGuide.

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