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Subject: Bed bug maybe ?
Location: On pants in house
February 11, 2014 11:13 pm
I’m not sure what this bug is I’m hoping it’s not a bed bug but I’m thinking it is
Signature: Any

Blurry Bug:  Bed Bug or Not???

Blurry Bug: Bed Bug or Not???

Dear Any,
Since Bed Bugs are cosmopolitan, the exact geographic location of the pants in your house are not of any consequence, however, for future reference, we like a position on the globe for location.  This image is entirely too blurry to identify, but it does look much like the blurry image we posted earlier in the week that we believe might be a Bed Bug.

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Subject: identify bug
Location: Durham NC
February 11, 2014 4:15 am
This bug was crawling on my cover on my bed.
Signature: Sharon

Blurry Bug might be Bed Bug

Blurry Bug might be Bed Bug

Hi Sharon,
We are sorry, but this image is much too blurry to identify conclusively.

Ed. Note:  While the outline of this insect does indeed resemble the contours of a Bed Bug, we did not want to alarm Sharon needlessly.  While we acknowledge that might be a possibility, we cannot be certain.  Sharon should know soon enough if there is a true Bed Bug problem, but we felt compelled not to contribute to unnecessary paranoia.

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Subject: Bug id
Location: Houston,tx
February 9, 2014 12:00 pm
Please identify
Signature: Mark

Big Legged Bug

Big Legged Plant Bug

Hi Mark,
This is a Big Legged Plant Bug in the genus
Acanthocephala.

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Subject: Beetles on Loofah flowers
Location: Kedah, Malaysia
February 5, 2014 2:49 am
I found these two insects on yellow loofah flowers. I am not sure if the two are related (e.g. male/female). Both are small, body is about 1 cm long.
The brown and orange one have leaf-footed like feature.
Weather : Hot and humid
Climate : Tropical
Signature: Cohlinn

Weevil and Immature Citron Bug

Gold Dust Weevil and Immature Citron Bug

Hi again Cohlinn,
The yellow insect with what we believe is an immature Citron Bug is a Weevil, one of a group of beetles in the superfamily Curculionoidea.  At first we did have not had any luck identifying the species despite locating two matching images online.  There is an unidentified Weevil posted to The Flying Kiwi’s Cambodian Bugs page (scroll down to see it), and another image of an individual taken in Malaysia posted to FlickR.  Another unidentified individual is pictured on Interesting PHotos.  We then located some images on Project Noah that are identified as Gold Dust Weevils,
Hypomeces squamosus.  An individual from China is pictured on SinoBug.  Finally, a mating pair is pictured on PBase.

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Subject: Beetles on Loofah flowers
Location: Kedah, Malaysia
February 5, 2014 2:49 am
I found these two insects on yellow loofah flowers. I am not sure if the two are related (e.g. male/female). Both are small, body is about 1 cm long.
The brown and orange one have leaf-footed like feature.
Weather : Hot and humid
Climate : Tropical
Signature: Cohlinn

Citron Bug

Immature Citron Bug

Dear Cohlinn,
We are going to handle your identification requests independently.  The insect that is pictured in three of your photos which you have described as “the brown and orange one have leaf-footed like feature” is actually a Leaf Footed Bug in the family Coreidae, and we believe we have identified it as a Citron Bug,
Leptoglossus gonagra, thanks to a photo posted on The Flying Kiwi.  According to Citrus Pests ID Tools, its worldwide distribution is “Cape Verde Islands, the Caribbean, Central America, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Pacific Islands, Papau New Guinea, and South America” but the native range is “not reported.”  The undeveloped wings indicate that this is an immature specimen.  Though the Citron Bug is reported from North America, BugGuide does not have any images of an immature individual.  Discover Life, which does not provide a photo, indicates the common name is Passionvine Bug.  The red nymphs pictured on Nature Love You are much younger than your nymph.  We cannot locate an image of an immature Citron Bug that resembles your individual, and we are basing our identification on the orange markings on the ventral view which resemble the markings on the adult, including the individual posted on Forestry Images.

Immature Citron Bug

Immature Citron Bug

Hi Daniel,
Thank you so much for your hard work! I did not expect an immature version of the Citron bug. That’s probably why I couldn’t find any pictures of a bug with a single large orange dot on the back. I think you are right. IDTools mentioned that it is pest to passion fruit and there are passion fruit vines right next to the loofah plant I caught these in. Now I know what’s been marring the passion fruit skins.
Thank you again.
Cohlinn

 

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Subject: Please identify
Location: NW Arkansas, USA
January 31, 2014 9:59 pm
This bug has wings and a proboscis thingy that it “bit” me with. The bite didn’t itch, it stung and hurt. I’ve lived in several states and never seen it before.
Signature: Thanks for your help, Amy

Assassin Bug

Assassin Bug

Hi Amy,
You were bitten by an Assassin Bug in the genus
ZelusWhile the bite is reported to be painful and the effects last several days, there will be no lasting harm to you.  Assassin Bugs are important predators that occasionally find their way indoors.

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