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Subject: Transormer bug?
Location: Auburn California
July 24, 2015 4:15 pm
Hi there,
I took pictures of these guys last year, and was on my patio and one seem to have got on my hand while sitting watching the sunrise. If you could let me know what it is that would be great, I was able to capture him and he is still in a glass in my kitchen bay window.
Signature: Stewart

Immature Coreid Bug

Immature Coreid Bug

Dear Stewart,
This is an immature Hemipteran, and nymphs can be difficult to identify.  Our guess is that it is the nymph of a Leaf Footed Bug in the family Coreidae.

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Subject: please identify this monster insect
Location: Hetauda, Central Region, Nepal
July 21, 2015 11:00 am
Hi I shot this today evening on my garden. it has two huge muscular rear legs. (my english is so poor i can’t explain it further please see the pic). from Nepal. thank you.
Signature: Suman Acharya

Big Legged Bug

Big Legged Bug

Dear Suman,
Your English is perfectly descriptive.  This is a member of the family Coreidae, and some common English names for members of the family include Big Legged Bug, Leaf Footed Bug, Flag Footed Bug or Twig Wilter.  Many members of the family have greatly exaggerated tibiae on the hind legs which is apparent in several of the common names.  Members of the family have sucking mouthparts that they use to obtain nourishment from plants.  Alas, tried though we did, we were unable to locate a species identification for your magnificent looking Big Legged Bug, and we hope our readership might be able to provide some assistance.  We did locate this similar looking species on the India Biodiversity Portal.

Big Legged Bug

Big Legged Bug

 

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Subject: Yucatan bug
Location: Yucatan, mexico
June 3, 2015 4:00 pm
Hi found this strange looking bug on the balcony of our hotel in Akumal, mexico. I have no idea what it is which annoys me as I like to know what animals are :-) hope you identify it!
Signature: Matt

Flag Footed Bug

Flag Footed Bug

Hi Matt,
This spectacular insect is a Flag Footed Bug,
Anisocelis flavolineata, and the common name is because of the enlarged tibiae on the hind legs.  We will be out of the office for a spell in mid-June and we are postdating this posting to go live in our absence.

Hi Daniel, thanks for the prompt reply! Great to be able to put a name to it! So many weird and wonderful bugs to be found in Mexico, I knew I should have taken my Macro lens – so much harder using a manual lens reverse mounted!
Thanks again
Matt

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Subject: Id my bug please
Location: Kodak TN
June 1, 2015 11:33 am
I found this bug dead in my dogs water bowl
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Big Legged Bug

Big Legged Bug

Because of the yellow tipped antennae, we believe your Big Legged Bug is Acanthocephala terminalis, and you may compare your individual to this image on BugGuide.  We continued to search BugGuide for an image that revealed the back that is normally hidden under the wings, and we finally located this BugGuide image to confirm that the color on the dorsal surface is consistent with Acanthocephala terminalis.  Your submission will not go live on our site for several weeks as we will be away during part of June and not responding to emails nor creating new postings at that time.

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Subject: Some type of bug
Location: San Francisco
May 27, 2015 1:53 pm
There’s a large amount of these bugs grouped together on a wild plant on the side of a construction site. I thought maybe a stink or squash bug but can’t find a picture of one that looks exactly like these.
Signature: Vonny

Squash Bug Nymphs

Squash Bug Nymphs

Dear Vonny,
We don’t know where you located images of Squash Bugs, but these look like immature Squash Bugs in the genus
Anasa based on this image posted to BugGuide.  Though BugGuide does not report any California sightings of Anasa tristis, the genus is represented in California.  The plant that they are feeding upon looks like a member of the squash family Cucurbitaceae to us.

Squash Bug Nymphs

Squash Bug Nymphs

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Subject: Cool bug!
Location: Amelia Island, FL
May 13, 2015 10:44 am
Hello!
Found this guy this morning on our recycle bin. We live in the North east corner of Florida on Amelia Island. We back up to the Egan’s Creek Greenway so there is always a plethora of cool creatures around (also found a 5 ft garter snake this morning too!)
It is summertime and pretty warm these days. At first I thought it was a spider but upon closer inspection it only has 6 legs and those wild antennae! It’s abdomen is fairly flat. Been looking on the Web but cannot find anything yet…so here you go!
Will see if it is still around and get a different shot if I can!
Thank you much,
Signature: Jennifer

Big Legged Bug Nymph

Big Legged Bug Nymph

Dear Jennifer,
This is the nymph of a Big Legged Bug in the genus
Acanthocephala

Thank you much Daniel!! Have a fabulous day!!

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