Subject: Please identify this “bug”
Location: Cavendish PEI
April 3, 2016 4:49 am
I found this bug on the beach in Cavendish PEI April02, 2016. I was set to photograph a small barnacle nearby when I saw a small black(ish) insect.
The temperature was about 8-10c and it was just starting to rain
Signature: David

Midge, we believe

Midge, we believe

Dear David,
We believe this is a Midge in the family Chironomidae, a group of non-biting relatives of Mosquitoes.  The feathered antennae indicates this is a male.

Midge, we believe

Midge, we believe

Daniel
Thank you very much for this information.  Please accept this email as my permission to use the image for your site.
With kind regards
David

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Subject: Body eating spiders
Website:
April 3, 2016 11:21 pm
Good Day,  I have a question that has been bothering me for some time now.  I have been hijacked by a spider.  I have a colostomy bag and I have these things come out in it all the time.   Dr.s just think I am crazy.  but every time I put a new bag on out comes a very thin clear looking thread one after another.  Then out comes spiders.  At first a few years ago they were very tiny.    Could hardly make them out.  But the webbing was there all over my ileostomy.  It gets covered up really fast after I take my bag off.             It’s getting to the point they are in my eyes, my hair, under my nails, in my ears,  you get the picture.  I can’t say anything to any one any more because they already think I am crazy.  They are a light brown\tan color all over.  Fast.  I can put a plastic bag up to my ileostomy and it will fill up with all kinds of webbs it’s weird.   I hate the way it feels.  I am loosing energy and weight.  But my belly is getting big.  Full of webbs  I guess.  This is so nastty,  I need to figure out what on earth these critters are and get rid of them once and for all.  I am hoping you could shed some light on this I am at the end of my rope.  I am tired of this.   I know if something does not happen soon I will die from these critters.  All because someone did not look under a microscope like they should have done in the  first place.  This would have taken care of .
Thank you for your time,
Sincerely,
Signature: Jasmin

Dear Jasmin,
We are not able to help you with your problem which should be handled by health care specialists.

Subject: Three red and black bugs found!
Location: Missouri, U.S.A.
April 1, 2016 5:44 pm
I would like your help on identifying three orange and black stripped bugs. I was in my yard searching for bugs, so I lifted up a rotting log and to my excitement I found three cool looking bugs all near each other! Pretty please with cherries on top help me identify them! :)
Signature: Gracie S.

Flatbacked Millipedes

Flatbacked Millipedes

Dear Gracie,
These are Flatbacked Millipedes in the order Polydesmida, a group well represented on BugGuide.

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Subject: Fascinating Winged Creature
Location: Fall Canyon Trail, Death Valley, Calif.
April 4, 2016 3:41 pm
Yesterday, while hiking the Fall Canyon Trail in Death Valley, my eyes bugged out when I crossed paths with this incredible creature that looked like a giant winged ant scrambling over the gravel in front of me.
A cursory search of “strange insects of Death Valley” and a dive through my usually trusty Laws Field Guide proved fruitless so that is why I am compelled to bother you in hopes you can solve the mystery. For what it’s worth the insect appeared to be approximately two inches long.
Signature: W. Campbell

Master Blister Beetles

Master Blister Beetles

Dear W. Campbell,
Each spring, nature lovers who flock to the deserts of the southwest to see desert wildflowers in bloom send us magnificent images of Master Blister Beetles to identify.

Subject: Insect identification
Location: Iasi, Romania
April 5, 2016 1:50 am
Hi,
please help me identify this insect. It’s been in my bathroom since quite a few years, and lately in my kitchen too. I live in a block of apartments. It’s about everywhere, and doesn’t fly very well or for a long time. It’s small, about 3-4 mm long/wide.
Thank you very much!
Signature: Alex

Bathroom Fly

Bathroom Fly

Dear Alex,
The Bathroom Fly or Drain Fly is a common household pest that breeds in the sludge that accumulates in household plumbing.

Dear Daniel,
thank you very much! Now I can look forward to removing this pest.
I really appreciate your input!
All the best,
Alex

Subject: What’s this insect??
Location: Indonesia
April 5, 2016 2:38 am
Hi Bugman,
We came home today to find this insect stuck to our door. We have lived here for the past 8 years and have never seen this.
I’ve lived in tropical Indonesia for the past 36 years and have never seen it…
To me it looks like a moth which looks like a piece of bark… Help…
Signature: Preeti, who has a son (8) who NEEDS to know,

Katydid

Katydid

Dear Preeti,
We believe this is a Katydid in the family Tettigoniidae, and either its hind, jumping legs are missing, or they are hidden under the wings.  We will attempt to contact Katydid expert Piotr Naskrecki to see if he can verify our identification and possibly provide a species name.  Your individual resembles this image on Media Storehouse.

Katydid

Katydid

Hi Daniel,
Thanks for the responding so quickly.
It’s 3rd set of legs are hidden under his wings… I just couldn’t take a picture of them.
A Katydid…thanks for letting me know what it is so that I can investigate it on the net and tell my son.
Thanks again.
Regards,
Preeti