Night Flying Wasp from Chile

Subject: night fliers! Location: Central Chile, Coastal Mountains (Matorral, rural) January 24, 2014 6:15 am Hi bugman, I have been perusing your site for years trying to identify this creature that enjoys flying into my eyes at night. I rarely see them during the day but as soon as the sun goes down, they begin … Read more

Announcing a New Tag: The Big 5

The Big 5 are five potentially dangerous bugs.  Though we do not by any means endorse any wholesale extermination of the creatures on this list, we would caution all of our readers to treat these guys, though more are actually gals, with the utmost respect.  They will all bite and or sting, and they are … Read more


A word of appreciation May 30, 2011 2:48 pm I just wanted to tell you that I love your site.  I often spend hours on here, just randomly clicking on whatever catches my eye. I tell myself it’s not wasting time as it is educational!  Last weekend I went to the Victoria Bug Zoo in … Read more

Cow Killer: Handle with Care!!!

Thought you might like this I’ve attached a picture that we took of a "Cow-killer", aka "Velvet ant". Thought you might like it. Stefan Bowers hi Stefan, We will happily post your photo, but we need to caution our readers not to mishandle this female Velvet Wasp as she can deliver a painful sting if … Read more