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Subject: Bug
Location: mckinney, texas
November 16, 2015 3:34 pm
What kind of bug is this? Is it harmful?
Signature: thanks

Wheel Bug

Wheel Bug

This is a beneficial, predatory Wheel Bug.  Though it has a mouth designed to pierce and suck fluids from its prey, and despite having gotten hundreds of identification requests for Wheel Bugs, we cannot ever recall an account of a person being bitten, but we would not rule out that careless handling might result in a painful bite.

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Subject: identify this worm
Location: Kozhikode, Kerala, India
November 17, 2015 3:48 am
Sir,
I found this in my well water.. Plz identify this worm
Signature: megha

Fly Larvae

Fly Larvae

Dear Megha,
The best information we can provide is that these are the larvae of a member of the order Diptera which contains the Flies, Gnats and Mosquitoes.  They look like the larval form of some type of Fly.  One of you images also contains what appears to be an aquatic True Bug like a Water Boatman.

Fly Larva and Aquatic True Bug

Fly Larva and Aquatic True Bug

 

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Subject: Is this a bed bug?
Location: Augusta georgia
November 15, 2015 3:48 pm
Found this on my bed scared it may be a bed bug. Can you guys help?
Signature: Concerned parent

Bed Bug

Bed Bug

Dear Concerned Parent,
This is a Bed Bug, and if there is one, there are likely more.  You should take immediate steps to eliminate the problem.  Though Bed Bugs are blood suckers that feed while folks are sleeping, they are not vectors for spreading diseases.

Thank you!! exterminator is coming out on Wednesday to do an assessment

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Subject: Beetle
Location: West Chester PA
November 15, 2015 10:19 am
Found this sun-loving bug on the wall and between the window and screen. In groups.
Signature: Kathleen

Eastern Boxelder Bug

Eastern Boxelder Bug

Dear Kathleen,
The Eastern Boxelder Bug is not considered a pest species, but when they are present in large aggregations, many folks consider them to be a nuisance, especially when they enter homes to hibernate with the onset of colder weather.

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Subject: What is this!?!?
Location: Arizona
November 8, 2015 6:47 am
This odd creature was found, no clue what he/she is! The eyes tell you a story that is unknown.
Signature: Timothy

Giant Water Bug

Giant Water Bug

Dear Timothy,
This is a Giant Water Bug or Toe-Biter in the family Belostomatidae.  They are aquatic predators that can also fly from pond to pond, and they are sometimes found in swimming pools.

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Subject: What’s that bug?
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
November 8, 2015 7:23 pm
Hi, a 2.5 year old boy would love to know what kind of bug this is. Please help, I give up!
Signature: Steve

Wheel Bug

Wheel Bug

Dear Steve,
This magnificent, beneficial predator is a Wheel Bug.

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