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Subject: Unidentified Caterpillar
Location: Bloemfontein region, Free State, South Africa
March 31, 2014 10:24 am
Hi, I found this caterpillar on our Private Game Farm in the region of Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa and am hoping you may be able to assist in it’s identification?
It’s an active night feeder, resting during the day .
Feeding on Quilted Bluebush (Diospyros lycioides).
Numerous groups have been contacted in regards to it’s identification, but as yet, no such luck.
Signature: Toby Esplin – About Nature, Wildlife and Birding Tours

Caterpillar

Caterpillar

Dear Toby,
We don’t think we will have time to research this request this morning, but we are posting all of your images and perhaps one of our readers will be able to provide a response.  Our initial guess is that this is probably the caterpillar of a large moth in the family Erebidae because it reminds us of the Underwing Caterpillars from North America.

Caterpillar

Caterpillar

Caterpillar

Caterpillar

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Subject: Singapore Katydid
Location: Singapore
March 22, 2014 10:20 pm
Hi Daniel.
I’ve seen this Katydid on Flickr from a few different photographers but no one has a name for it. I was able to photograph it for the first time this week and I’d love to be able to put a full name on it. Maybe Piotr would have some idea? It seems pretty distinctive so it might be ‘easy’ for him to ID.
Hope you’re well,
Signature: David

Immature Katydid

Immature Katydid

Dear David,
This Katydid is an immature nymph, and many times nymphs greatly differ from adults in coloration and markings.  We found a matching individual on DeviantArt, but as you indicated, it is not identified.  It is also unidentified on Singapore Nature.  As you requested, we will contact Piotr Naskrecki to see if he can identify this colorful little guy.

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Subject: larva from Peru
Location: Peru; near Iquitos
March 13, 2014 5:49 pm
Hello, this one is really a quest. I have no idea what is on the photo. I think its some larva from some incest. However which one.. I dont know. Any help ll be appreciated :)
Signature: Jiri Hodecek

Possibly Leaf Beetle Larva

Possibly Leaf Beetle Larva

Hi Jiri,
We really haven’t had time to research this request, but we believe it may the the larva of a Leaf Beetle in the family Chrysomelidae.  The somewhat similar looking Spotted Tortoise Beetle larvae pictured on the South African Photographs website support our speculation.

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Subject: Unidentified Weevil From Malaysia
Location: Malaysia
March 13, 2014 8:20 am
Hi, this is a weird weevil that i found on the dead tree in my backyard. This weevil has a weird eyes. Can you ID it for me?
Signature: Lanzz

Weevil

Weevil

Hi Lanzz,
We found a matching image of your Weevil on Some Wonderful Weevils of Malaysia and on FlickR, but it is not identified.  At this time, we are unable to provide any conclusive identification.

Weevil

Weevil

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Subject: Large blue ant
Location: Cartago, Costa Rica
March 8, 2014 6:21 pm
I have been unable to find any information about this ant that I photographed (somewhat poorly, I’m afraid, near Cartago, Costa Rica. I hope you can help.
Signature: Tica 2014

Unidentified Green Wasp

Unidentified Green Wasp

Dear Tica 2014,
This is not an ant, but rather, it is a Wasp, though we are unsure of its identity.  Ants and Wasps are in the same insect order, Hymemoptera, and bees and Sawflies are also similarly classified.  We will continue to research this and hopefully we will be able to provide you with an identification.

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Subject: Gem on legs
Location: Teresopolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
March 2, 2014 9:19 am
We spent about half an hour chasing this beauty with our camera, randomly shooting and battling the autofocus sabotage system.
It was parading on the main paved road of the Serra dos Orgaos National Park, Teresopolis.
The colours remind me of a pest beetle from my youth, an American import which was harmfull to our European crops during the 80′s.
But the form and texture of its shield are more complex.
Signature: LickaFoot

Stink Bug Nymph

Stink Bug Nymph

Dear LickaFoot,
This is an immature Stink Bug nymph in the family Pentatomidae, or possibly a nymph of a Shield Bug in a closely related family Scutelleridae.  We are posting the image and we hope to be able to provide you with a species identification soon.  Shield Bugs are sometimes called Jewel Bugs because of their bright metallic coloration.

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