Subject: ID request
Location: 39.078007, 22.981302
September 21, 2015 8:59 am
Hi
thanks for this nice site. I might need help from time to time.
Pay no attention to what I name my photos. I know it can be far from truth.
You can use my photos any way you want but have in mind that if I ever upload them it is usually under CC license so others might use them as well.
For the time I need help to identify this nice bug in the photo. It was taken on 1st of June 2015 in central Greece near the sea.
Thank you
Signature: afilitos

Assassin Bug

Assassin Bug

Dear afilitos,
This is an Assassin Bug, and we believe we found a good match with an image of
Rhinocoris cuspidatus from Spain that is posted to VisualPHotosProject Noah verifies that the species is found in Greece.

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Subject: small insect on marjoram
Location: Cardiff, Wales, UK
September 21, 2015 2:12 am
Hi, I photographed this insect on a marjoram plant in the wales, UK, and can’t find anything that looks like it in my Collins guide. It seems to have short stubby wings and a long body This photo was taken using a 1:1 macro lens to give you an idea of scale, and the marjoram flowers are probably 2-5mm across. Any idea as to what it is would be gratefully received!
many thanks
Signature: chris stock

Possibly Cuckoo Bee

Possibly Cuckoo Bee

Dear Chris,
Our best guess at this time is that this might be a Cuckoo Bee in the genus
Nomada, and of Nomada ferruginata, Nature Spot states: “This Nomada bee has a red abdomen with yellow flashes at the sides. It has dull yellow legs with dark femora. It lacks stripes on the thorax and has a pair of bright yellow tubercles on the pronotum near to the wing bases.”

Many thanks for your help, what a fantastic website/resource!
all the best
chris

Subject: Bug ID Panama
Location: Panama
September 20, 2015 8:05 pm
Dear Bugman,
I would like to ask you if you know which family this insect belongs to.
It was found in Panama on the 20th of September (rain season) on the ground in secundair rainforest on 800m altitude (Rambala region).
I am very curious to hear what it could be.
With kind regards,
Signature: Stefanie

Beetle Larva:  Firefly or Net-Winged Beetle???

Beetle Larva: Firefly or Net-Winged Beetle???

Dear Stephanie,
This is a beetle larva, and it is either a Firefly Larva in the family Lampyridae or a Net Winged Beetle Larva in the family Lycidae.  The two families are very difficult to distiguish from one another when in the larval stage.

Dear Daniël,
Thank you very much!
Is thought it might be a trilobyte but they only occur in Asia if I am correct.
Cheers,
Stefanie

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Subject: What is this?
Location: Northern Ohio
September 21, 2015 4:35 am
We found this next to our raised garden. I’ve never seen anything like it. Is it a spider or what? The “vase looking” nest is interesting, too.
Signature: Ohio

Bolas Spider with Egg Sac

Bolas Spider with Egg Sac

Dear Ohio,
You are correct that this Egg Sac was made by a spider, and if you look closely at the roundish white and brown object at the bottom of the Egg Sac, you can make out the body of the female Bolas Spider in the genus
Mastophora that is guarding the Egg Sac.  The female Bolas Spider is an excellent bird dropping mimic, and she can be expected to lay several more Egg Sacs before dying at the onset of cold weather.  Bolas Spiders like other Orbweavers are considered harmless, yet beneficial creatures in the garden.

Bolas Spider with Egg Sac

Bolas Spider with Egg Sac

Subject: What’s this bug?
Location: Harare, Zimbabwe
September 21, 2015 7:20 am
Hello Bugman!
I saw this bug on new msasa leaves at the woodlands in Harare, Zimbabwe yesterday (20 Sept 15). I thought it was really pretty. Please could you tell me what it is?
Thank you!
Signature: Kazz

Immature Stink Bug

Immature Stink Bug

Dear Kazz,
This is an immature Stink Bug in the family Pentatomidae, but alas, we have not been successful determining the exact species.

Hello Daniel
Thank you so much – I suspected a stink bug thank you! If I find out exactly what it is I’ll report back :-)
Kazz

Subject:  Brown Moth
Location:  Cape Coral, Florida
Mon, Sep 21, 2015 8:37 am
This moth looks like he was carved our of mahogany wood – is it a
type of Spinx moth?  It was about  1.5 – 2 inches long
Bonnie
I have found out that it is a Streaked Sphinx moth.
Here is a picture  It was on our wall in Cape Coral, Florida

Streaked Sphinx

Streaked Sphinx

Hi Bonnie,
We are happy to learn that you identified your Streaked Sphinx,
Protambulyx strigilis, before we had a chance to respond.