Florida Predatory Stinkbug ?
Tue, Oct 7, 2008 at 5:44 PM
Hi to all who have helped me,
I was so blown away by this stink bug.  I read somewhere that it had a 4 section  beak?.  Looks like a sectional proboscis of sorts.  I could not believe the orange “beak”  I had to work to get this photo and that is always fun.  It was well worth the “coaxing” to get these shots.  I just had to see what the article was about (no photos).
How does this “beak” get  back into his  “mouthpart” for lack of a better description or does it store underneath?   I could not see how he did that I think this is so cool.  Maybe you know a stinkbug Dr. you could pass this along to.
Thanks,
Janis Osborne
Duluth, GA
Oct. 2008

Florida Predatory Stink Bug

Florida Predatory Stink Bug

Hi Janis,
Thanks so much for sending your awesome photo of a Florida Predatory Stink Bug, Euthyrhynchus floridanus.  It is a welcomed addition to our archive.

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What kinda spider is this??
Tue, Oct 7, 2008 at 5:37 PM
Hey bugman,
I found this Spider in my boat in the back yard. The boat has been sitting for most of the summer. I was getting ready to clean it out so i can store it and i found this Guy. Never seen anything like it. I would say its about the size of a Nickel. I live in Mid Michigan and its early fall. please let me know if you know any info on this spider. Thanks
Chris S Laingsburg, Mi
Laingsburg, Michigan USA

Marbled Orbweaver

Marbled Orbweaver

Hi Chris,
This looks like one of the numerous color variations of the highly variable Marbled Orbweaver, Araneus marmoreus.  You can view some of the many color variations on BugGuide.

who knows bug
Tue, Oct 7, 2008 at 2:57 PM
These two have been hanging around for days. Wondering what they are. They look ancient. They are very small. Smaller than my little fingernail.
Christy
Southern New Mexico

Mating Broad-Nosed Weevils

Mating Broad-Nosed Weevils

Hi Christy,
These are mating Broad Nosed Weevils, most probably in the genus Ophryastes which are found in desert climates in the American Southwest.  We located images of this genus on BugGuide.

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what kind of moth is this?
Tue, Oct 7, 2008 at 12:15 PM
Hi,
I was walking up stairs to my apartment, and I noticed this beautiful moth in front of my doorstep. I have lived in southern California all my life and have been living in the desert city of Lancaster for about a year, and I have never seen a moth like this. It’s about an inch long and has a black abdomen with red stripe going down along the dorsal surface and a white stripe on the underbelly. Can you help me out?
Thank you, Allyson
Lancaster, CA

Mexican Tiger Moth

Mexican Tiger Moth

Hi Allyson,
We believe this is a Mexican Tiger Moth, Notarctia proxima.  Several of the images on BugGuide show the pretty red underwings.

aquatic bug;gray to dk. brown;large eyes
Tue, Oct 7, 2008 at 6:03 PM
After draining the pool, found these bugs in a variety of sizes. Fast swimmers;
don’t know what they eat but will eat each other if in a small container. Don’t bite humans. Shed their “skins” at periodic stages. Seem to do well in very cool H2O. Fall is starting early. Am in the very Southern tip of Indiana…across the Ohio River is Kentucky, & not far from Illinois.
Singin’
Southern tip of Indiana

Dragonfly Naiads

Dragonfly Naiads

Hi Singin’,
These are Dragonfly Naiads, immature Dragonflies. Sorry, we can’t identify the exact species.

Hey — Thanks a million!  I’d have never guessed “Dragonflies”.  I’d thought it was something that blew in with the high winds from hurricane “Ike”!! Now I won’t feel so bad when we clean out the rest of the pool. I was getting ready to put some pool water in a 10 gallon aquarium, catching the bugs & trying to keep them alive over winter time!!  ( I must be a lunatic! )  Thanks again,
Singin’

Dragonfly/skimmer?
Mon, Oct 6, 2008 at 10:33 AM
Took these photos at Jamestown settlement this summer. Gorgeous dragonfly. Most dragonflies I see in Ohio don’t have this color. Wondering what this guy’s name is. Thanks for all the info and posts. I really enjoy visiting the website and learning new things about bugs.
CuriousinOhio
Jamestown, Virginia

Skimmer Dragonfly

Skimmer Dragonfly

Hi Curious,
We believe this is a Needham’s Skimmer, Libellula needhami, which can be found on BugGuide, but we wouldn’t rule out the possibility of it being the similar Golden Winged Skimmer, Libellula auripennis.