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Subject: type of lacewing?
Location: Mimbres, New Mexico
August 26, 2015 8:20 am
What’s my bug? Body about 1 inch long, 2 inches w/antennae.
Signature: Susana Murphy

Thermometer Cricket

Thermometer Cricket

Dear Susana,
This is a Snowy Tree Cricket, also known as a Thermometer Cricket.  Charles Hogue, in his landmark book Insects of the Los Angeles Basin writes that you can tell the temperature in degrees Fahrenheit “if one counts the number of chirps in 13 seconds and adds 40.”

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Subject: Light green bug eating my garden
Location: Denver colorado
August 21, 2015 10:23 pm
Hello i live in Denver Colorado and have had an infestation of these bugs recently. I have been unable to identitify it on my one. Please help.
Signature: Thank you, Andrew H

Tree Cricket

Tree Cricket

Dear Andrew,
We are surprised to find out that this Tree Cricket and its relatives are so numerous that they are creating a problem with your garden.  Tree Crickets are one of the night time musicians of the insect world, and they along with Katydids are always welcome in our own garden.  We feel that the few leaves and flowers that are lost to their diet is a small price to pay for the many melodious nights they provide.

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Subject: hmmm? never seen this one before
Location: Southern Oregon
August 7, 2015 11:59 am
Okay–so I am going to feel like an idiot if this is just a currently wingless ‘cat escapee ‘grasshopper, but I found this creature in my kitchen this morning. I have released him back into the great outdoors via a gentle scooping into a cup. He has what appears to be stingers at his backend, but maybe they serve some other purpose. He also looks somewhat transparent. He hops great. At first I thought maybe a camel cricket, but he doesn’t really look like one to me and we are in Oregon and I am not so sure they are common here. He is a beautiful wheat color and he would have blended into the dry pasture great, but not so much on my whiteboard where I found him this morning. We are currently experiencing a pretty sizeable forest fire just a few miles from our house. Could he be something that was flushed out of the forest on account of the fires? I have never seen a bug like this here and I have been in this area for 24 years.
Signature: Catherine

Snowy Tree Cricket

Snowy Tree Cricket

Dear Catherine,
This is one of the Tree Crickets, probably a Snowy Tree Cricket or Thermometer Cricket, and you can compare your image to this image on BugGuide.

Thank you so much!! I read up on it and will allow the eggs to hatch for next year!
Terry

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Subject: Nighttime bug
Location: Southern California
August 8, 2015 11:28 pm
This bug seems to be laying eggs on Hummingbird Sage at 10pm, Costa Mesa(southern Cali) on August 8th. I had to use flash, sorry. The bug is lime green all over.
Signature: Terry Davitt

Tree Cricket Ovipositing

Tree Cricket Ovipositing

Dear Terry,
This appears to be a Tree Cricket in the subfamily Oecanthinae.

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Subject: long antennas
Location: central NJ USA
July 6, 2015 7:19 pm
Can you idenify? Found inside kitchen. Long curling fine anntenas. Four stripped legs and a little smashed. Beelike body without wings – found on floor when a lower cabinent was opened – cabinet or toe kick area – not sure which.
Signature: Freaked Out

Camel Cricket

Camel Cricket

Dear Freaked Out,
This Camel Cricket is more of a nuisance than it is a problem.  They are generally found in damp, dark places, like basements.  They will not harm you.  What appears to be a stinger is actually an ovipositor, an organ used by the female to lay eggs.

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Subject: Suspicious bug
Location: Kentucky
June 28, 2015 10:41 am
I was walking and saw this bug. It sprayed some kind of liquid and it got on my hand and it left a cool feeling to my hand. Should I be concerned?
Signature: Thank you much

Mole Cricket

Mole Cricket

This is a Mole Cricket and it is harmless, so you have no cause for concern.

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