Subject: Giant Grasshopper
Location: Costa Rica
November 24, 2014 3:22 pm
Seen in Puntarenas, Costa Rica in March 2011. Biggest bug I’ve ever seen.
Any ideas please?
Signature: Mike, The Gloster Birder

Giant Brown Cricket

Giant Brown Cricket

Dear Mike the Gloster Birder,
It is our understanding that this “Giant Brown Cricket” which is actually a Grasshopper,
Tropidacris dux, is so large it is frequently confused with a bird in flight.

Tropidacris dux is Giant Brown Cricket

Tropidacris dux is Giant Brown Cricket

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Subject: White African Grasshopper?
Location: Tanzania, africa
November 19, 2014 3:04 pm
I was trekking in Africa this summer [2014] and came across this strange Grasshopper, any ideas?
Signature: NBaril

Grasshopper

Grasshopper

Dear NBaril,
Our initial search did not turn up anything, but we are posting your image and we hope to be able to provide you with an identification soon.

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Subject: Please identify this, insect
Location: Sierra Leone
November 24, 2014 9:57 am
Hello,
I’m currently based in Sierra Leone as part of a military op and have had the chance to take pics of a few bugs. I appreciate that you said you won’t be able to identify all pics, so I’ve narrowed it down to just one bug.
Signature: Na

Possibly Euchroma lethe

Possibly Euchroma lethe

Dear Na,
This is one of the diurnal Wasp Mimic Moths in the genus Euchroma, and we believe based on your location and this African Moths posting that it might be Euchroma lethe.  The species is pictured on a Palau stamp where it is given the common name The Basker and the stamp is reproduced on the Colnect site.

Thanks so much,
I’ve had a lot of people impressed by your speedy and knowledgable reply, not to mention, being able to impress two little boys, Francis and Ryan…
Candis

We are happy the youngsters were impressed.

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Subject: Identify Bug
Location: Canada, Ontario
November 23, 2014 7:18 pm
Hello, I hope to hear back from you as i am a little panicked to exactly what this is. I woke up with some type of bite on my arm and then found this little sucker on my wall and want to know what it is, if its harmful, what happens if it bites stuff like that but i can find that out on my own i just really need to know what this bug is!! Thank you for reading this and i hope to hear from you soon :)
Signature: Robyn

Carpet Beetle Larva

Carpet Beetle Larva

Dear Robyn,
This is a Carpet Beetle Larva, a common household pest.  To the best of our knowledge, they do not bite, however we have received comments from people connecting Carpet Beetle Larvae to contact dermatitis and to asthma, but those claims have not substantiated by any medical data to our knowledge.

Subject: Caterpillar
Location: Tempe, Arizona
November 23, 2014 4:29 pm
My Kung Fu teacher found this on his grapevine!
No idea what it is…
Thanks
Signature: Mike Hutchinson

Achemon Sphinx

Achemon Sphinx

Dear Mike,
This impressive caterpillar is an Achemon Sphinx,
Eumorpha achemon, and grape is a common food plant.  You can read more about the Achemon Sphinx on the Sphingidae of the Americas site.

 

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Subject: ID please
Location: Western Cape , South Africa
November 24, 2014 7:43 am
Hi
This delightful spotted bug I saw yesterday Nov 24 (summer in South Africa). It was on a bush that is found in the fynbos. This bush was next to a large (major) dam Theewaterskloof in the Western Cape .It din’t fly but was happy to crawl over the flower and down the stem I have included a pic of the terrain
What is it please?
Rgds
Signature: Tweet

Weevil

Weevil

Dear Tweet,
This is a Weevil in the family Curculionidae and we found a similar looking individual on iSpot, but alas, it is only identified to the family level.

Hi
Thank you so much that was really quick – humble weevil aka  a snout beetle, was hoing for  new species :-)
Warm regards