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Subject: Bug
Location: Tennessee
January 27, 2016 8:04 am
Found in tennessee…having trouble trying to identify
Signature: Lee

Carolina Leaf Roller

Carolina Leaf Roller

Dear Lee,
We believe we have properly identified this Longhorned Orthopteran as a Carolina Leaf Roller,
Camptonotus carolinensis, and the spiky ovipositor is an indication that this is a female.  You can verify our identification by comparing your individual to this image on BugGuide.  According to BugGuide, the common name is because the Carolina Leaf Roller “Bites through leaf in order to form flap. Flap is folded over, edge is pulled down with legs, and then edges are glued together with silk from gland on mouth. Sometimes uses the pods of Bladdernut, Staphylea trifolia, as a shelter instead of a leaf.”  This is a very unusual time of year for this sighting, because according to BugGuide they occur in:  “Late summer to fall. Nymphs in July-August, adults September-October in North Carolina”

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Subject: Bug ID
Location: NC
January 26, 2016 8:46 pm
I have only found one of these. He has to be the strangest insect I’ve ever seen. I didn’t kill it ! I found him this way . It was on our living room floor near the propane fireplace.
Signature: Lost in the woods

What's That Bug???

What’s That Bug???

Dear Lost in the woods,
Though you have provided several images, we have no idea what they depict.  You mentioned finding it near the propane fireplace.  Do you burn wood in the fireplace?  Was there a stack of firewood nearby?  Many insects infest wood, including the larvae of beetles in the families Cerambycidae and Buprestidae, but this doesn’t look like either a Round Headed Borer which is pictured on BugGuide or a Flat Headed Borer which is also pictured on BugGuide.

What's That Bug???

What’s That Bug???

No sir , WE do not use wood . Actually have only turn it on one or two time. Funny looking little guy ! It look like it has a possum tail.
Lost in the woods

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Subject: Roach or beetle from Buenos Aires City
Location: Buenos Aires City
January 22, 2016 2:16 pm
Was walking to the store for groceries and observed this guy. Never seen one like him, weird bugs are uncommon here. What is it?
Signature: Gabriel

Longicorn: Retrachydes thoracicus

Longicorn: Retrachydes thoracicus

Dear Gabriel,
We are quite certain that if you looked a bit more closely, you would find many “weird bugs” in Buenos Aires.  This is a Longicorn or Longhorned Borer Beetle from the family Cerambycidae, and we quickly identified it as 
Retrachydes thoracicus on the Insectos de Argentina y del Mundo site.  Cerambycoidea.com indicates the species is found in:  “Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina.”  BioLib has an excellent image of a pinned specimen and Meloidae.com has several nice images of living individuals.  Beetles in the Bush indicates:  “Of course, it is a species of longhorned beetle (family Cerambycidae) that apparently is found commonly in South America.” 

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Subject: 9 legged bug
Location: Northen part of Singapore
December 10, 2015 11:35 pm
Hi, below are some important info:-
Date : 11 Dec 2015
Place : Singapore (Yishun estate)
Season: rainy
Bug found : on a wall in my house
Notes: presses it with my finger several times and it still alive and crawling.
My questions:
1. Is this a poisonous bug?
2. What precaution I should take?
3. Will it lay eggs?
4. What it feeds on?
Thank you.
Signature: Ken

Singapore Thing

Singapore Thing

Dear Ken,
Though you have attached three images, there is not enough detail in any of them to make an identification, so we are unable to answer your many questions.

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Subject: Weirdest thing I have ever seen
Location: El Valle de Anton, Panama (650m ASL)
December 1, 2015 10:44 am
Hey BugMan!
I’ve lived in Panama since 2003, and still see new bugs on almost a daily basis. But today’s? Well, he takes the cake. I’m not even sure it’s of this Earth, ha!
When extended, its legs look a lot like a crab’s (and there are 6 of them). It’s mottled brown, about the size of a pencil eraser, and has a black spot occupying most of the top of its body. The spot looks fuzzy, almost like velvet.
Its head is too small for me to tell what its mouthparts look like, but it looked to me as if it was using small appendages to feed itself (again, like a crab).
I thought it was a massive tick at first, but not any more. When I knocked it off the ceiling it sounded like a rock hitting the floor – and it retracted its legs and head into its… carapace, I guess, for lack of a better word.
It’s the weirdest little thing.
Thanks for your time! :)
Cheers,
Chad
PS – now that it’s out of its shell again, it kind of looks like it has a proboscis? But it’s very small and my eyes aren’t great. Neither is my camera – please excuse the crappy photo.
Signature: Chad

Thing

Thing

Dear Chad,
You have supplied so much great information, but alas, your image is so blurry we don’t even know where to begin attempting to classify this Thing.  Perhaps one of our readers will have a suggestion.

Thanks for the reply! And sorry again about the crappy image. I
managed to get it narrowed down to ‘some kind of weevil’ (I think),
but that fuzzy patch on the back seems very strange.

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Subject: Beetle
Location: Buenos Aires
November 7, 2015 9:15 am
What this bug eats?
Signature: Carlos

Scarab Beetle from Argentina

Scarab Beetle from Argentina

Dear Carlos,
We believe we have correctly identified your Scarab Beetle as
Gymnetis chalcipes, by first matching your individual to an image on Ben’s Beetle Breeding Pages.  We also found images on the Butterflies and Beetles of Argentina.

Scarab Beetle from Argentina

Scarab Beetle from Argentina

Dear Daniel,
Thanks for your prompt response,  following the links you gave me. I found it as the litigiosa variant of the chalcipes.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gymnetis_litigiosa
Kind Regards!
Have a nice weekend.
Carlos

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