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Subject: what bug is it
Location: alicante spain
September 30, 2014 2:46 pm
long 5cm. fast runner and it flies.
Signature: username

Mole Cricket

Mole Cricket

Dear username,
This is a Mole Cricket, and in addition to running and flying, it also digs quite well as it is typically a subterranean dweller.  We have also received reports that Mole Crickets can swim.  We get reports of Mole Crickets from all over the world.

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Subject: What’s this bug?
Location: New York
September 21, 2014 4:48 pm
I’ve never seen a bug like this. I’m sure you have. The legs were clear, which I thought was odd. I am in upstate New York and he was just hanging out on my friend’s table.
Signature: Ivy

Handsome Trig

Handsome Trig

Hi Ivy,
Your submission is the third posting we have created in two days of a Handsome Trig, and your images are by far the best.

Handsome Trig

Handsome Trig

Oh super! He was lovely.
Thank you so much for your help.
Ivy

She is lovely.  What appears to be a stinger is actually the ovipositor used by the female to lay eggs.

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Subject: Not quite an earwig, not really a cricket!
Location: Morristown, NJ
September 21, 2014 1:05 pm
I found this interesting bug at 3:30 in the afternoon in the shade of my back door – it was crawling on the door jam near the door knob.
It’s head and top of bodice was red, the bottom section black and it’s six legs are a tan/brown color. Most notably, it has one stinger-like appendage on the back, not pincers, pointing down, and it’s antennae are rounded at the top – not straight like an earwig’s. Not sure if this is a bug that eats wood or could do damage to my home, or sting me for that matter.
Signature: Julie

Handsome Trig

Handsome Trig

Hi Julie,
This Red Headed Bush Cricket,
Phyllopalpus pulchellus, is also called a Handsome Trig.  The stinger is the ovipositor, the organ used by the female to lay eggs.  Handsome Trigs feed on leaves and they will not damage your home nor will they sting you.

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Subject: What bug is this?
Location: Foxboro,MA
September 20, 2014 11:34 am
Just wondering what type of bug this little guy is. He has a small round red head, his body is black , flat and he has two long antenna with 4 small greenish legs and two greenish grasshopper like legs . He’s kinda cool . It looks like there is also a little red segment between his head and body and like he has 2 smaller antenna or feelers on top of his head but under the longer antenna. I hope this is enough info to figure it out.
Signature: Hope to hear back, Thank you. Cathy

Handsome Trig

Handsome Trig

Hi Cathy,
This beautiful Red Headed Bush Cricket,
Phyllopalpus pulchellus, is sometimes called a Handsome Trig.  The ovipositor which resembles a stinger indicates that this individual is a female.

Handsome Trig

Handsome Trig

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Subject: Head of a crawfish body of a cricket
Location: Norfolk VA
September 13, 2014 6:09 am
My cousin in Norfolk had this thing crawling on his porch what is it lol
Signature: Anonymous

Mole Cricket

Mole Cricket

Dear Anonymous,
We knew immediately upon reading your subject line that you were inquiring about a Mole Cricket, and this is not the first time we have received an identification request comparing a Mole Cricket to a Crayfish.

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Subject: Interesting Bug!
Location: Attleboro, MA
August 12, 2014 6:20 pm
I think this guy is neat looking, and I have been scouring online bug guides and can’t find anything that really comes close! But then I have never really studied bugs that closely . . .
He was on my back door in Attleboro, MA mid-afternoon in August.
Thanks!
Signature: EmilyRose

Two Spotted Tree Cricket

Two Spotted Tree Cricket

Dear EmilyRose,
He is a she.  This is a female Two Spotted Tree Cricket,
Neoxabea bipunctata, and according to BugGuide:  “Adult females have two large dark spots on their ‘back’.  Adult males do not have the large dark spots on their ‘back’.”

Two Spotted Tree Cricket

Two Spotted Tree Cricket

Thank you so much!  I think it is kind of beautiful.  Sorry to be a repeat for you!  I appreciate your time!
~Emily

Hi again Emily,
We have no problem with repeats as multiple images of the same species help provide a more comprehensive picture of what the insect looks like.  Also, it helps to have a more comprehensive range represented on our site.  Additionally, we like to indicate years when particular species are more numerous.  Your images are quite beautiful.

Oh I’m glad! I don’t see any others with her little fishtail end so that’s neat :-)
Thanks again!
~Emily

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