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Subject: Milkweed bug?
Location: New South Wales, Australia
July 21, 2015 1:19 pm
Hello! Came across this bug last week while in New South Wales, Australia, but am unable to find its species online. All I’m certain about is that it’s in the true bug (Hemiptera) category, and highly likely from the family Lygaeidae. (Photo has been scaled down for upload purposes)
Any help will be appreciated.
Thanks and regards
Signature: Abigail

Unknown Seed Bug

Unknown Seed Bug

Dear Abigail,
Our “go to” site for Australian identifications, the Brisbane Insect Site, has wonderful images of this species, but they are only identified to the family level and they are being unofficially called the 4 Coloured Bug.  They were feeding on a milk vine plant in the genus
Marsdenia.  An image on FlickR is also listed as unknown and identified to the family level.  Perhaps one of our readers will be able to provide additional information.

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Subject: please identify this monster insect
Location: Hetauda, Central Region, Nepal
July 21, 2015 11:00 am
Hi I shot this today evening on my garden. it has two huge muscular rear legs. (my english is so poor i can’t explain it further please see the pic). from Nepal. thank you.
Signature: Suman Acharya

Big Legged Bug

Big Legged Bug

Dear Suman,
Your English is perfectly descriptive.  This is a member of the family Coreidae, and some common English names for members of the family include Big Legged Bug, Leaf Footed Bug, Flag Footed Bug or Twig Wilter.  Many members of the family have greatly exaggerated tibiae on the hind legs which is apparent in several of the common names.  Members of the family have sucking mouthparts that they use to obtain nourishment from plants.  Alas, tried though we did, we were unable to locate a species identification for your magnificent looking Big Legged Bug, and we hope our readership might be able to provide some assistance.  We did locate this similar looking species on the India Biodiversity Portal.

Big Legged Bug

Big Legged Bug

 

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Subject: What are these?
Location: Elwood, IL
July 13, 2015 6:10 am
I found these caterpillar/larva on my dill and am not able to identify them. Can you help? I have swallowtaill caterpillars on my dill and am hoping these won’t kill the caterpillars.
Signature: Penny

Unknown Caterpillars on Dill

Unknown Caterpillars on Dill

Dear Penny,
We are still working on this identification.  The internet is filled with Black Swallowtail Caterpillars feeding on dill, but we are having problems identifying your caterpillars.  They remind us of the Sophora Worm, but we cannot find any record of them feeding on dill, their diet being confined to members of the legume family.  We suspect this is some species of moth, and we don’t believe you need to worry about them killing Swallowtail caterpillars.

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Subject: Burrowing spider black/orange
Location: Albany, TX
July 17, 2015 12:31 pm
I found this spider with a 1′ deep burrow in a dry rocky soils area. I am unsure what spider it is as I have never seen it before
Thanks so much!
Signature: Jonathan

Wolf Spider

Wolf Spider

Dear Jonathan,
This is one gorgeous and impressive Wolf Spider in the family Lycosidae, but we cannot be certain of the exact species.  We are leaning toward a member of the Burrowing Wolf Spider genus
Geolycosa which is well represented on BugGuide.  There is an image on the Arco Digital Images site from Wolfsspinne, Texas that looks very similar to your individual.  We also found a very entertaining posting on the Bugs In The News website from Harker Heights, Texas, and the author indicates that Geolycosa is a possible identification.  We would not discount the possibility that this is a member of the genus Hogna either.  Perhaps one of our readers can assist with this identification.

Wolf Spider

Wolf Spider

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Subject: wasp or bee or something else??
Location: rochdale england
June 26, 2015 6:39 am
never seen one of these…cant find any pictures on the web!! what is it please??
Signature: gary b

Hover Fly

Hover Fly

Dear Gary,
This looks to us like some species of Hover Fly in the family Syrphidae, and we discovered a British Hoverflies site.  The closest match we could find on the site is a member of the genus
Eristalis, but nothing looks exactly right.  If you find a closer match, please let us know so we can correct the posting.

Update:  July 4, 2015
We received a comment that Volucella pellucens was a good match, and this image on the British Hoverflies site supports that possibility.

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Subject: unidentified beetle?
Location: Belgrade, Serbia.(Great War Island)
July 1, 2015 5:29 pm
Hi there Bugman, I was sitting on the bank of the Danube in july, just across from great war island in belgrade serbia, when a large Beatle with a long body about 2 inches in length, with a purplish irredessant shine, and very long antenna landed on a sun shade next to me. Im hopeing you can help me identify it. Looking forward to your reply.
Regards,
Signature: Adam Biginelli

Longicorn

Longicorn

Dear Adam,
We did a quick search and could not come up with a species, but we can tell you that this is a Longhorned Borer Beetle or Longicorn in the family Cerambycidae.  We will continue to research its identity, and perhaps one of our readers (Mardikavana are you out there?) can assist in the identification.

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