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Subject: Meal moths and case bearing moths
February 21, 2014 10:57 am
Thanks so much for your extremely helpful site!
I’ve read your identification responses for both the Indian meal moths and the case bearing moths. I was wondering if the Indian Meal Moths also make the flat pods. I have found worms, cases and moths in my house for months now.
We moved to Puerto Rico from Maryland and I believe we unpacked the pests after they sat in a shipping container for two months. We threw away everything that we thought was contaminated, but they seem to be back! Just wondering if all three are maybe the same thing or if we have two kinds of bugs.
Thanks for any help!
Signature: Sara

Thanks for the nice compliment.  You are probably thinking of the Case Bearing Moth Larvae which are different than the Indian Meal Moths.

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Subject: your kindness & knowledge
November 27, 2013 2:31 pm
I cannot thank you enough for your consideration, kindness & knowledge you try to pass on to people.  The insect & arachnid world is amazing!  I have passed onto my son the NECESSARY kindness to all animals.  I’ve seen him rescue praying mantis (and others)  from death by shoe, etc.  We carry our visitors outside. I’ve been known to take spider egg mass’s into jars and into a safe place for the winter.  We take pictures of them and admire them.  I’ve been viewed as “odd”; these people need to be educated and that is where you fit right in! I’ve educated many people about as much as possible without forcing it upon them.  Knowledge is power.  Besides, they are small and we are HUGE! How much of a bully are these killing, uneducated jerks anyway!  Oh, sorry… that is how we feel about it.  I have to say, there are a few I have a hard time with; cockroaches, ticks and fleas.  Blood suckers are not in my “to be kind to” list.  I’m not perfect!  Keep up the fabulous work!
Signature: PAULA

Dear PAULA,
Thanks so much for your passionate comment.  We have to admit that the invasive Argentine Ant, which we have heard called a Sugar Ant, is at the top of our “take no prisoners” list.

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Subject: Just a Thank You
Website:
July 28, 2013 7:31 pm
I just wanted to send a message to say THANKS for all the hard work on this awesome website!! Thank you for educating so many people about all the great bugs out there too. Enjoy the rest of your summer and THANK YOU AGAIN!!
:-)
Signature: Kara Osborne

Thank you for your kind email Kara.

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Subject: What order does this belong to?
Location: Carlsbad, California
July 14, 2013 6:20 pm
A very slender insect landing near the an outside light. Is it some kind of Heteroptera?
Signature: Dennis

True Bug

Mirid Plant Bug

Hi Dennis,
We agree that this appears to be a True Bug in the suborder Heteroptera, but we do not recognize it.  We will do additional research as well as request assistance.  We will be posting it today as Unidentified and we hope to have an answer for you soon.

True Bug

Mirid Plant Bug

Update:  July 29, 2013
Eric Eaton Provides an identification
Daniel:
Mirid plant bug in the genus Phytocoris, one of the few genera that is really distinctive (in posture, etc).
Eric

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Subject: Just Saying Thank You!
Website: lhexperience.blogspot.com
April 29, 2013 12:02 pm
Dear WTB,
I found your website back in 2008/2009 and have been revisiting it pretty often ever since. I have never had anything that I wanted identified, a few times I did have a question but I was able to find it myself by looking through the archives first. I really enjoy reading it just for fun. I am not all that very interested in bugs really but I just really like this site here. Thank you for making it such fun to browse through! I always come here first whenever I want to know something about bugs. Today I discovered centipedes in my garden and I was worried they were bad. I looked around and discovered that there are quite a few different kinds of centipedes!
Thanks again!
Signature: Elise

House Centipede Eats Cricket

House Centipede Eats Cricket

Dear Elise,
Thank you for the sweet message.  We love getting fanmail.  It really made our day.  We try to make the site entertaining and fun.  Though we strive for accuracy with identifications, we are more generalists that are attempting to promote an appreciation of the lower beasts in an effort to help folks understand the interconnectivity of all life forms on this fragile planet.  We are illustrating this posting with a photo from our archives of the much maligned and misunderstood House Centipede, a beneficial predator that will keep the house rid of other unwanted creatures like cockroaches.

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From a Facebook Fan
Ed. Note:  The Bugman does not do Facebook, but thankfully, our webmaster does keep track of Facebook postings and this letter was forwarded to us through our private email.  Alas, the early morning hours when we do most of our postings is not the ideal time for returning business calls.

March 14, 2013
Hi Whats That Bug,
I am a big fan of your site! I read it pretty much everyday and have actually had one of my questions answered from you guys.
I am a field correspondent for the Insect News Network (INN). I work as an intern with Emmet Brady, the creator and host of the radio show and multimedia enterprise, which takes our audience “into the world of insects beyond the creepy and the crawly, to the fun, the fascinating, the profound and even the sublime.”
On the INN, we explore the microcosm through the lens of Cultural Entomology, which examines the parallels, connections and influences between humans and insects. We examine the world of the insects, spiders and other arthropods, on 3 platforms: the practical, the compelling and the sublime.
Our tagline is “It’s Not Just About Bugs . . . It’s About Us.” We build the bridge between Sciences, the Arts and the Humanities and examine the influence between the human culture and the world of 6-, 8- and multi-legged animals. We focus on people as much as we do the insects.
The INN has over 60 radio broadcasts (each with an accompanying 3-Mintue Insect Essential [a preview]) and more than 50 videos filmed around the country.
Here are a couple of examples:
INN #50 – WHAT IS 2012 THE BUG OF THE YEAR?
3-Minute Insect Essential: http://www.facebook.com/l/NAQFALQOhAQEdQhalZJlQH0QKVYWQ02zZbYBrZcyxHual9Q/audioboo.fm/boos/1200227-3-minute-insect-essential-50-from-the-insect-news-network
(Edited for spatial consideration)
I would welcome the chance to share future posts with you. I believe you will find them engaging and worthy of sharing with your audience as well.
Please feel free to contact me directly with any questions or comments. Perhaps in the future we might even be able to interview you on the show?
Let’s all spread the buzz . . .
Best regards,
Jared Heifetz
(925) ###-####

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