Subject: POSSIBLE MOTH?
Location: Stirling
July 8, 2014 2:24 am
Can you please help me identify this creature? it was found at while at work. I live in the Central belt of Scotland and never seen anything like this before
Signature: Bazz34

Elephant Hawkmoth

Elephant Hawkmoth

Dear Bazz34,
This lovely moth is an Elephant Hawkmoth,
Deilephila elpenor, and according to the UK Moths site:  “It is a common species in most of Britain, including Scotland, where it has increased its range in recent years.”

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Subject: UFB- unidentified flying bug
Location: South Salem, New York
July 8, 2014 6:23 am
Hi!
We found strange bugs digging gravelly holes in-between the stone tiles on our porch. We’ve looked it up several times, but we’ve found nothing useful. Does it sting? Can anybody confirm what type of insect this is?
Signature: The Greenbergs

Great Golden Digger Wasp

Great Golden Digger Wasp

Hi Greenbergs,
This is a Great Golden Digger Wasp, a docile, solitary wasp that spends its time visiting flowers for food and females hunt Katydids which they drag back to underground burrows to feed the young.  Only female wasps have stingers, and solitary wasps like the Great Golden Digger Wasp rarely sting humans, though a sting might result through careless handling.  Unlike social wasps like Hornets and Yellowjackets that will sting to protect the nest, the Great Golden Digger Wasp does not sting to protect the nest.  The sting is used to paralyze Katydids so the hatchling wasp larvae will have a source of fresh food.  We hope we have convinced you that the Great Golden Digger Wasps do not present a threat to you, your family or your pets, and that you will allow them to continue to nest on your porch.

Subject: Butterfly?
Location: Lynnwood, WA
July 7, 2014 6:24 pm
Hello,
this “caterpillar” was found outside of my work. I kept it in a jar with dirt and leaves and sticks, within days it made what looks like a cocoon. But it doesn’t look like any cocoon I’ve ever seen.
Signature: Clarissa Fitting

Elm Sawfly larva

Elm Sawfly larva

Dear Clarissa,
This is not a caterpillar.  We hope you are not disappointed to learn that this is an Elm Sawfly Larva and not a caterpillar, because it is an easy mistake to make.  We are very excited because though we have numerous images of both the larva and the adult Elm Sawfly, your documentation is the first image we have received of the cocoon and pupa of an Elm Sawfly.  The adult Elm Sawfly looks like a large bee, and Sawflies are classified along with Ants, Bees and Wasps in the order Hymenoptera, but unlike its relatives, the Elm Sawfly does not sting and is perfectly harmless.

Elm Sawfly Cocoon

Elm Sawfly Cocoon

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Subject: What is it?
Location: Ware, massachusetts
July 7, 2014 2:48 pm
We found this little guy in iur back yard! We wanna know if he’s dangerous or harmless? And what on earth type of bug it is? He looked somewhat like a scorpion too us, but 1. Too small and 2. No scorpions around here.
Signature: Thank you so much, Amanda Courchesne

Molting Leaf Footed Bug

Molting Leaf Footed Bug

Dear Amanda,
This is a molting Leaf Footed Bug nymph, and you can see its cast off exoskeleton in the upper right side of the image, which we rotated.  We believe this is a member of the genus
Acanthocephala, probably Acanthocephala terminalis which is pictured on BugGuide.

Subject: Wtb?)))
Location: Bush kill pa
July 7, 2014 4:06 pm
Not important .. Just wonder what is it
Signature: ARKADIA

Male Dobsonfly

Male Dobsonfly

Dear ARKADIA,
Because of their large size and impressive mandibles, harmless male Dobsonflies leave a lasting first impression on people
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Subject: Big brown creepy looking big on window
Location: North east ohio
July 7, 2014 9:24 am
I have found this huge brown big on my window looks to be hard shelled and has two huge curved pinchers in the front it is about 2 inches long and is stuck to the screen on second floor window , have never seen anything like it
Signature: Please help

Reddish Brown Stag Beetle

Reddish Brown Stag Beetle

This magnificent insect is a male Reddish Brown Stag Beetle, Lucanus capreolus.