Subject: unknown colorful moth in PA
Location: Berks County, Pennsylvania
May 16, 2015 11:59 am
Hello,
I have researched my Audobon guide and searched the internet but cannot find a positive ID on this pretty moth. Any ideas? Thank you!
Signature: Amy

Nessus Sphinx

Nessus Sphinx

Dear Amy,
Even though this particular species was not represented, you should have seen other members of the Sphinx Moth family Sphingidae in your Audubon Guide.  This is a Nessus Sphinx,
Amphion floridensis, and you can find additional information about this diurnal species on the Sphingidae of the Americas site.  Interestingly, when we tried to name your image file for our archives, we learned that another Amy submitted an image of a Nessus Sphinx in 2010.

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Subject: pink glow worm?
Location: northern california
May 16, 2015 10:11 pm
Please see my pic for both a photo and a description of the find. This happened May 14th in a rural area outside of Santa Rosa, CA. Oak woodlands. Is it a pink glow worm, adult female? Thanks!
Signature: Tony

Pink Glowworm

Pink Glowworm

Dear Tony,
Thanks so much for sending us your account of a female Pink Glowworm, Microphotus angustus, sighting.

Description of Pink Glowworm Sighting

Description of Pink Glowworm Sighting

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Subject: Colourfull fly
Location: Portugal
May 16, 2015 11:37 pm
What kind of fly is this?
Never saw this one before….
Signature: Tineke

Cuckoo Wasp

Cuckoo Wasp

Dear Tineke,
This looks like a Cuckoo Wasp to us, but the red abdomen is something we do not see in North America.  It might be
 Hedychrum rutilans which is pictured on Shutterstock.  There is also some information on Chrysis.net.  Cuckoo Wasps can curl up for protection when disturbed or threatened as your image indicates.

Thank you very much Daniel for your quick respons…
Its a beautiful insect, it was dead when I found it and I keep it in a little box.
Best regards,
Tineke

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Subject: What’s this bug?
Location: Chester, Cheshire, England
May 15, 2015 8:34 am
Hi there, I currently reside in Chester, Cheshire , England. We live by the river dee that runs through the city and found this bug in our sink.
Any help you can give in trying to figure out what species this is would be greatly appreciated. Is was about an inch and a half long and almost an inch wide.This is the first time I’ve ever seen a bug like this.
Signature: Darrell m

Cockchafer

Cockchafer

Dear Darrell,
This Scarab Beetle is commonly called a Cockchafer.

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Subject: black and white bug
Location: Louisiana
May 13, 2015 7:56 pm
I saw this bug outside of my house i thought it was a really awesome moth but i got closer and now i dont know what it is. It is really awesome looking.
Signature: -Mir

Giant Leopard Moth

Giant Leopard Moth

Dear Mir,
You encountered and Eyed Tiger Moth or Giant Leopard Moth,
Hypercompe scribonia.

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Subject: Unknown
Location: Barrie Ontario
May 13, 2015 5:49 pm
My niece sent me a pic of a bug and I’m not sure where to begin looking. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Signature: Deborah

Bumble Flower Beetle

Bumble Flower Beetle

Dear Deborah,
This appears to be a Bumble Flower Beetle,
Euphoria inda, and according to BugGuide:  “Adults visit flowers for pollen and/or nectar. Sometimes damage flowers. Also takes rotting fruit, corn, sap, other plant juices.”

Bumble Flower Beetle

Bumble Flower Beetle