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Subject: what is this
Location: Jamaica queens
August 26, 2015 6:33 am
Found this in my closet and have no clue as to what it is
Signature: yanira

Human Finger found in Closet

Human Finger found in Closet

Dear Yanira,
This is the second Human Finger sighting we have reported in the past week.  Nothing else in your image is recognizable.

Ed. Note:  Fingers, toes and other objects for scale can be very helpful, but only when the desired object to be identified is clearly focused, not smashed beyond recognition, or in any other way rendered unidentifiable.

Elizabeth Owens, Leslie Ticer Lusch, Sue Dougherty, Kingson Mendoza Maqui, Brian Borowski, Rick Medlin, Deborah Snyder, Megan Rivera-Franceschi, Nadine Oconnor, Lorraine Phelan Grier, Lauren Fay, Amy Swain, Jen Nay, Sara Ann liked this post
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Subject: Tiny green thing
Location: North america, Ohio
August 22, 2015 8:25 pm
I found this tiny green bug hanging from my celing and i never seen it before
Signature: Caitlyn

Human Finger

Human Finger

Dear Caitlyn,
You may want to call the authorities to find out why a human finger was hanging from your ceiling.  Nothing else in your image is identifiable.

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Subject: Love Bug look alike
Location: New Orleans, LA
August 20, 2015 8:03 am
I see these in my backyard a lot I know they aren’t love bugs because they’re antenna is long and thick and there wings are more opaque than translucent, I can’t find info on them anywhere
Signature: Amanda

Mating Grapefeaf Skeletonizers

Mating Grapefeaf Skeletonizers

Dear Amanda,
These mating Grapeleaf Skeletonizers are actually moths.

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Subject: Bee bug???
Location: Hampshire, UK
July 30, 2015 11:35 am
Hi Mr Bugman. Any idea what this is? We found it in our garden in July, we’ve shown lots of people and no one knows. Please help.
Signature: mia

Hover Fly

Hover Fly

Dear Mia,
Your fly looks like the Hover Fly,
Volucella inanis, that is pictured on the Diptera Info site.  Many harmless Hover Flies in the family Syrphidae mimic the markings on stinging Bees and Wasps for protection.

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Subject: Red legged purse web?
Location: Clarksville VA
June 14, 2015 7:22 pm
Is this a red legged purse web? Am from FL and have never seen one. (Saw last week) bLike a spider on steroids! He (she?) was crossing the street at a state park in clarksville, VA, so fast that i couldn’t get a clear video! Hubby moved it out of the road on a leaf and it stood still long enough for me to get this shot. Only the bottoms of the legs are red. And wouldja lookit those fangs!!!
Signature: Trisha

Atlantic Purseweb Spider

Atlantic Purseweb Spider

Dear Trisha,
The Red Legged Purseweb Spider,
 Sphodros rufipes, has bold red legs and a black body.  Your Atlantic Purseweb Spider, Sphodros atlanticus, which we identified on BugGuide, is a relative in the same genus.

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Subject: They are everywhere
Location: Northeast. State of CT
May 26, 2015 5:00 pm
It is almost summer time in CT. Temps are climbing to mid 80’s. We can’t even go outside now. They are on us when we go in the grass. They are on the deck. It’s crazy. We have never had these before. Been living here for 4 years.
They don’t bite. Im just so concerned for the children and tracking inside the house.
Signature: Concerned CT resident

Globular Springtails

Globular Springtails

Dear Concerned CT resident,
You have no cause for concern.  These look like Globular Springtails in the order Symphpleona, and you may compare your image to those on BugGuide. Springtails are perfectly harmless, though they can be an annoyance when they are plentiful. 

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