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Subject: Strange Bug
Location: São Carlos, São Paulo, Brazil
November 3, 2015 8:20 am
Dear Sir,
I found these insects indoors. They were dead, and had 4 cm each. It’s spring and I’m in the urban area of the city of São Carlos, São Paulo State, Brazil. Thank you!
Signature: Piero

Small Camel Crickets

Camel Crickets

Dear Piero,
Though they are missing their long, jumping legs, these look like small Camel Crickets in the family Rhaphidophoridae, which are generally found in damp, dark places like basements in homes.  Both of your individuals have a stingerlike ovipositor, indicating they are females.  They seem like a much smaller species than most images we receive, but perhaps that is an illusion because of the missing hind legs.

Dear Daniel,
indeed! a couple of hours later I found legs, they were big… Now I’m sure are the same you stated! Thank you very much!
Piero

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Subject: Big unknown bug
Location: 35.955251, 14.367826
November 2, 2015 5:04 am
Hello!
My wife has found this one on the pavement. No one of my local friends knows what it may be. Reportedly it’s about 5 cm long. It can move it’s head on sides when walking , it’s jaws look very firm .
latitude: 35.955251,
longitude: 14.367826
Malta, Mellieha
kind regards
Signature: Pawel Palusiak

Mole Cricket

Mole Cricket

Dear Pawel,
Mole Crickets are one of our most common, global identification requests.

Dear Daniel!
Thx a lot for really fast response to “what’s the bug question”
kind regards
Pawel Palusiak

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Subject: Not sure what I’m seeing
Location: Atlanta, GA
October 28, 2015 8:55 am
Hi,
About four days ago I started seeing lots of very tiny bugs crawling on the cushions of my outdoor furniture. I have been trying to brush them away, but they keep reappearing. I have also seen a bug that looks to be a larger/grown version of the tiny bug.
Is the small bug and large big the same thing? Please help me identify this bug. Thank you!
Signature: Eric b

Snowy Tree Cricket

Snowy Tree Cricket

Dear Eric,
Your images of the smaller insect are quite blurry and there is not enough detail to be certain, but they might be Aphids.  They are not the same as the larger insect which is a Snowy Tree Cricket or Thermometer Cricket, a species that can be used to tell the temperature in degrees Fahrenheit by counting the chirps it emits and plugging the number into a simple formula.

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Subject: Weird spider grasshopper looking bug
Location: Indianapolis
October 24, 2015 10:55 am
I’ve grown up in central Indiana and I was a outdoor kid,unlike the kids these days. I had a woods and pond and creeks near by which I was at morning to night pretty much my whole childhood. I’ve turned over many logs and debris laying around and have seen all types of insects. I am 39 years old now and do all sorts of home maintaince and never encountered this type of insect. I opened a door leading to a storm shelter under this house to find the fuse box for main electricity and several of these things were just hanging around on the walls. At first glance I thought it was a huge spider but once I got closer and inspected this odd looking bug I was totally baffled to what this is and where did they come from and are they poisonous. Please help of possible.
Signature: Creeped out from indy

Camel Cricket

Camel Cricket

Dear Creeped out from indy,
Camel Crickets are harmless, though they can be a nuisance as they prefer damp, dark places like basements.  They are also called Cave Crickets.

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Subject: Help identify
Location: No clue where it originated possibly the packaging plant? Capri Sun roaring waters berry flavor
October 17, 2015 10:03 am
Just opened a Capri Sun water drink and found this as I poured it out. No clue whatsoever what it is. It has a long mandible, wings, three black appendages off the back and some sort of balls posturals on the belly or the thorax??
Signature: MaryAlice foust

Orthopteran

Orthopteran

Dear MaryAlice,
Goodness, what a surprise you had.  Did you consume the drink?  We believe this is some species of Orthopteran, perhaps a female Tree Cricket.

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Subject: Very confused!!
Location: Kennesaw, GA
October 3, 2015 2:57 pm
Hi Bugman!
We found this bug in one of retail stores. It was about 2-3 inches long. It has very weird front feet.
Signature: Jessica

Mole Cricket

Mole Cricket

Dear Jessica,
The reason this Mole Cricket has “very weird front feet” is that they are used to tunnel underground and they are perfectly adapted for subterranean burrowing.  Some species of Mole Crickets can fly and they are attracted to lights, which probably explains why this individual was found in your retail store.

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