Subject: Red Striped Spider
Location: Grand Prairie, TX
July 28, 2015 9:31 pm
This spider jumped the sliding glass door ledge, and bolted into the house toward my kitchen. I had never seen anything like it here in the Dallas city before. It’s flashy red coloring made me wonder if it were poisonous, and well…I squeeshed it. The pic was taken today. However, he was squeeshed on Saturday, July 25th.
Signature: not sure what you question is here.

Unknown spider

Ant Mimic Spider

We have tried unsuccessfully to identify your Spider, and what we find most troubling is that we believe we have a photo of this species posted somewhere in the over 20,000 postings on our site.  Perhaps one of our readers will be able to assist in this identification.

Update:  July 30, 2015
Several folks provided comments indicating that this looks like an Ant Mimic Spider,
Castianeira amoena, and we are in agreement, though when the image first arrived, it looked like a hairier spider than an Ant Mimic.

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Subject: Brazil Wasp Moth (Dinia?)
Location: Fenix, Parana State, Brazil
July 29, 2015 4:10 am
I found a moth similar to the one in my picture, though clearly a different species, here:
http://www.whatsthatbug.com/2013/04/07/wasp-moth-from-brazil/
The photo I am submitting was taken on the 1st August 2008 in Parana State near the town of Fenix, close to the Ivai river. This one has a slimmer body and a yellow bar across the thorax, but is superficially otherwise similar.
Signature: Patrick

Wasp Mimic Moth

Wasp Mimic Moth

Dear Patrick,
We agree that your moth looks very similar to the
Dinea species you found in our archives, and we also found a similar looking Ctechunid on Project Noah, but it is only identified to the subtribe Ctenuchina.  Perhaps Cesar Crash who runs a sister site in Brazil, Insetologia, will recognize this lovely Wasp Mimic.

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Subject: Found this bug on my daughter’s forehead
Location: Okc ok
July 28, 2015 10:23 pm
Dear bug man please help me figure out what kind of bug this is I found on my daughters forehead on her hairline
Signature: Suzy worried mom

Human Louse

Human Louse

Dear Suzy worried mom,
You have legitimate cause for concern.  This is a Human Louse and we strongly recommend that you initiate treatment immediately.  You can get over the counter remedies from your local pharmacy.  You should also check family members as Lice can spread.

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Subject: Insects in the balcony
Location: Berlin
July 28, 2015 11:27 am
Hi,
we have started having these insects since middle of May.
We live in the city, in a 5 story building, on the 3rd floor.
They are around 1 mm long and don’t bite.
We could see them in the balcony, crawling on the tiles specially in the evening, when the sun starts setting down and in the early night.
We have started seeing them too in the bedroom, only close to the window.
Any idea what they are?
Signature: Javier

Cave Barklouse

Cave Barklouse

Dear Javier,
We believe we have correctly identified your Cave Barklouse in the family Psyllipsocidae as
Dorypteryx domestica thanks to images posted to BugGuide where it states they are found in “household habitats, food storage facilities.”

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Subject: What is this ugly bug
Location: Dallas texas
July 28, 2015 2:33 pm
Trying to identify this bug. It flys and sometimes they dive bomb us out of the trees. They make a loud sound that makes me feel like I am in the TV series LOST. They are horrible. This one was lying on the sidewalk, I did not injure it.
Signature: Kimberly romano

Annual Cicada

Annual Cicada

Dear Kimberly,
This is an Annual Cicada, sometimes called a Dog Day Harvestfly.  The loud buzzing sound made by certain species of Cicadas make them the loudest insects on the planet.

Thank you so much. Yes, I agree with them being the loudest bugs ever!  Thanks again
K Romano

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Subject: i need to identify this insect
Location: fenton, missouri
July 28, 2015 3:49 pm
Can you please tell me what kind of bug this is?
Signature: however you want

Hanging Thief

Hanging Thief

This is a Hanging Thief, a predatory Robber Fly in the genus Diogmites.

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