Subject: Grasshopper in Piedmont region Georgia.
Location: Piedmont Georgia
November 9, 2016 6:12 pm
Trying to identify this grasshopper. Here’s a link http://m.imgur.com/2wFb2rh it’s gorgeous, I just want to know what it is! Thanks!
Signature: Mariah Dalton

Red Headed Meadow Katydid

Red Headed Meadow Katydid

Dear Mariah,
This is not a Grasshopper, but rather a Katydid, and even more specifically a Greater Meadow Katydid in the genus Orchelimum.  We believe this is a Red Headed Meadow Katydid,
Orchelimum erythrocephalum, based on this BugGuide image and the description on BugGuide that states:  “Coloration typically green with reddish highlights, including a (usually) bright red head in both sexes. Eyes light blue. Red head is (apparently?) distinctive in this genus, however some specimens do not show a bright red head.”  The sickle-shaped ovipositor at the tip of the abdomen indicates that this is a female.

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Subject: Spider in Cabo Pulmo
Location: Cabo Pulmo
November 9, 2016 12:55 pm
Hello! I found this spider in one of the little hills in Cabo Pulmo. She was on her web and about 4 or 5 cm long. This was during late October. I would like to know the species and if it is venomous or not. Thank you!
Signature: OBZ

Silver Argiope

Silver Argiope

Dear OBZ,
This Silver Argiope is considered harmless to humans, though like most spiders it is venomous, but the venom does little more than cause local swelling in the unlikely event a person is bitten by this non-aggressive Orbweaver.

Subject: Insect with front “paws”
Location: North America – east coast
November 8, 2016 11:43 am
I found this insect in my garage and tried searching google but I don’t know
What it is. It’s front feet almost look like paws maybe for digging?
Signature: Eek

Mole Cricket

Mole Cricket

Dear Eek,
This is a Mole Cricket, and you are absolutely correct that the front legs are for digging.

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Subject: Beetle Identification
Location: Costa Rica, near Jaco, Pacific Coast
November 9, 2016 7:55 am
I took this picture in Costa Rica in December. I have looked in vain for an ID for this beetle. Can you help? Thank you very much for looking at this!
Signature: Trudy

Longhorned Borer Beetle

Longhorned Borer Beetle

Dear Trudy,
Your truly impressive beetle is a Longicorn or Longhorned Borer Beetle in the family Cerambycidae, and because of its resemblance to the Ivory Marked Beetle,
Eburia quadrigeminata, which is pictured on BugGuide, we suspect it may be in the same genus.  Since we must dash off this morning, perhaps one of our readers will be able to provide us with a species identification.

Update:  We returned back to the office and we are very confident that this is Eburodacrys triocellata, a member of the same tribe Eburiini, as the Ivory Marked Beetle, and which we identified on the New World Cerambycidae Catalog.

Identification courtesy of Karl
Hello Daniel and Trudy:
Your longicorn is very closely related to Eburia quadrigeminata, but the species is probably Eburodacrys triocellata (formerly E. mexicana).  Here is another link to a specimen photographed in Honduras. Regards, Karl

Subject: Bug ID
Location: Central Florida
November 9, 2016 12:44 am
I found this bug in Orlando, Florida in the fall. It seemed to be hairy and was mostly black with small touches of yellow on its body. It had large wings.
Signature: Meg

Southern Bee Killer

Southern Bee Killer

Dear Meg,
We feel confident, because of its markings, that your Robber Fly is a Southern Bee Killer,
Mallophora orcina.  This large predator takes large prey, including bees and wasps, by catching them on the wing.

Subject: Metallic Green Beetle
Location: Gaston, Oregon
November 8, 2016 12:11 pm
I found this little guy crawling across my carpet this morning. It’s a glittery green, with copper edges. About 15mm long. It pulled in its legs and played dead when I poked at it. Found on November 8, in Gaston, Oregon; a rural area. Thanks!
Signature: Colin F

Golden Buprestid

Golden Buprestid

Dear Colin,
This beautiful beetle is a Golden Buprestid, a species with wood boring larvae.  Occasionally we receive reports of adults that emerge from milled lumber after many years.

Golden Buprestid

Golden Buprestid