Subject: Strange grasshopper?
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
July 27, 2015 9:16 am
This was spotted in summer in Jacksonville, Florida.
Signature: Matt

Eastern Lubber Grasshopper

Eastern Lubber Grasshopper

Dear Matt,
This brightly colored Grasshopper is an Eastern Lubber Grasshopper, a species that has both a light and dark colored form.  Though we have many images of this species in our archives, your wonderful image showing the bright red wings is an excellent addition.

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Subject: Looks like the creature from “Alien”
Location: Franklin MA
July 27, 2015 3:27 pm
Hi
This amazing bug showed up on our screen house this week. Never seen anything like it. It was about 2″ long. I hope I see it again, but would love to know what it is.
Thanks!
Signature: Chris

Immature female Rattle Round Winged Katydid

Immature female Rattle Round Winged Katydid

Dear Chris,
This is an immature Katydid, and you can tell she is a female by the sickle shaped ovipositor on the tip of her abdomen.  We quickly found a matching image on BugGuide, and we believe your individual is a Rattler Round Winged Katydid,
Amblycorypha rotundifolia.

Dear Daniel,
Thank you so much for your quick response. I tried looking myself, but could not find anything. I’m glad the little mystery was solved. I love bugs. I think they’re fascinating (my husband, not so much ha ha).
Chris

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Subject: Bettle or Fly
Location: South Australia
July 27, 2015 8:26 pm
Hi, My friend has found this in her backyard in South Australia. The inscet is around the same size or a bit bigger than a Wine cork. The two pictures attached, we could not get any help from down here. My friend went to collect it but it took off (Dissapeared.)
Signature: Mary

White Beetle:  Real or Fake???

White Beetle: Real or Fake???

Dear Mary,
Is your friend a practical joker?  This looks like a fake beetle to us.

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Subject: what kind of wasp is this?
Location: Kingston,NH
July 27, 2015 11:06 am
I live in NH and saw this bee and thought it looked strange. I’m not sure if they are native to this area but i have been seeing them the past two years. Please, help me identify this bug.
Thank you.
Signature: Wendy

Great Golden Digger Wasp

Great Golden Digger Wasp

Dear Wendy,
The Great Golden Digger Wasp, Sphex ichneumoneus, is native throughout North America and if you have had a sudden increase in populations, we suspect it has something to do with food supplies.  Adult Great Golden Digger Wasps are pollinators, and in our own garden, they are very fond of the flowers of onions, but we have also seen them visit the blossoms of carrots, so we suspect they are also attracted to other plants with umbel blooms.  The female digs a nest that she provisions with paralyzed Katydids, Crickets and other longhorned Orthopterans which provide food for the larvae.  Years when Katydids are especially plentiful will likely result in more Great Golden Digger Wasps.

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Subject: Fly or wasp
Location: NT22217222
July 27, 2015 11:48 am
Picture taken 25th June 2015.
Abdomen and thorax colouring of Chrysidid wasp, head of a fly?
Any help with ID would be greatly appreciated.
Cheers,
Signature: Stevie in Edinburgh

Cuckoo Wasp

Cuckoo Wasp

Dear Stevie,
We believe the similarity to the head of a fly in your image is an illusion, and that your Cuckoo Wasp is
Chrysis ignita which is pictured on BWARS where it states the species is found:  “Throughout England,Wales, Scotland and Ireland but not found on the Orkney and Shetland Islands. Recorded from the Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, the Isles of Scilly and the Channel Islands.”

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Subject: I found a bug and I have no idea what it is
Location: Van Buren Arkansas
July 26, 2015 4:39 pm
I found a white bug with kind of black spots I guess that’s what you would call them. he has one bike on either side of his neck and black long antennas.
Signature: if you could get back to me that would be great thank you

Cottonwood Borer

Cottonwood Borer

This distinctive beetle, which really resembles no other North American species, is a Cottonwood Borer, Plectrodera scalator.  According to BugGuide, it is in a “monotypic genus” meaning it has no close relatives with which it is classified.

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