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Subject: Blue Insect Eggs
Location: Vancouver Washington
June 12, 2014 1:57 pm
While trimming a Hawthorn tree I found this clutch of eggs on a twig, about the size of a cocktail straw. I’m a fan of bugs so I’m not inclined to destroy them, but I am very curious about what they are going to be. There are a lot of insect eggs on the web, however nothing that looks like this.
Signature: Thank you, Brenda Bateman

What laid the Eggs???

What laid the Eggs???

Hi Brenda,
We agree that these appear to be eggs, but we know not their identity.  Based on the size, nearly 1/16 inch, the only possible insect suspect we can think of is a Giant Silkmoth in the family Saturniidae, however, our brief research did not produce any likely candidates for laying blue eggs on Hawthorn.  Perhaps one of our readers will write in with a comment that leads to an answer.

Eggs??? or Other?????

Eggs??? or Other?????

Thank you for the response! I appreciate the effort and will watch the site for additional comments.
Brenda

 

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Subject: Destroyer of Plums, Peaches and Cucumber
Location: 75904 East Texas
June 12, 2014 6:56 am
Dear bugman, The bug in my attached photo so far has destroyed my peaches, plums and is now working on my cucumbers. I have looked at all the common pests for each of these fruits and cannot identify it. on the peaches and plums, it bored its head into the fruit, sometimes two or three to a shared hole and sometimes each bug had its own hole. on the cucumbers they appear to be boring in through the flowers. I am in East Texas 75904. This has been an unusual spring and summer for us this year. I have Pecan Phylloxera for the first time ever and now this destroyer. Please help.
Signature: Sincerely yours, Cade Banks

Click Beetle

Click Beetle

Dear Cade,
This appears to be a Click Beetle in the family Elateridae, but we are not able to identify a species at this time.

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Subject: Yellow beetle
Location: Taitung, Taiwan
June 4, 2014 8:40 pm
My dad found an interesting beetle and I was wondering what type it is exactly. So far I’ve figured out it’s a longhorn beetle, but not much else. I’ve found many similar looking beetles, but not with the exact coloring. Most I’ve found are black with yellow markings, but this one is reversed. Do these types of beetles damage trees? We like beneficial insects, but our trees and plants are struggling and we don’t want to keep harmful insects around.
Signature: Rebecca

Longicorn

Longicorn

Dear Rebecca,
You are correct that this is a Longhorned Borer Beetle in the family Cerambycidae.  We will attempt to identify the species for you.  Though the larvae of Longicorns bore into wood, very few are actually problematic.  Most Longicorns are very host specific.

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Subject: Red Beetle with black band at top of the body
Location: Minneapolis, MN
June 1, 2014 1:21 pm
Help! Can you IDENTIFY? My normally healthy rudbeckias are all shriveling up and I looked today and saw these on them and other plants which are also shriveling up – echinacea, lead plant, other daisy type plants etc. eating the leaves.. It’s springtime (June 1)
Signature: Thank You!

True Bug Nymphs

True Bug Nymphs

This is not a beetle.  It is a True Bug in the suborder Heteroptera, but we have not had any luck determining a species for you.  Nymphs can be very difficult to identify to the species level.

True Bug Nymph

True Bug Nymph

 

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Subject: Daniel – What’s This Egg Sac?
Location: Hawthorne, CA
May 29, 2014 2:44 pm
Hi Daniel,
I found this egg sac on the bud of a Pincushion Bloom yesterday. I wish I knew what creature emerged from it, but have been unable to identify. I tried Vanessa Annabella, Gulf Fritillary, Gray Hairstreak and Cabbage Butterfly. None of them seem to match what we have. Can you help?
Signature: Thanks, Anna Carreon

What's That Empty Shell???

What’s That Empty Shell???

Dear Anna,
Because of the silken anchor lines, we do not believe this is an egg, but possibly a pupal shell.  We are pretty certain it is not a butterfly egg.  How large was it?  It seems too large for an insect egg, but we are not certain of the scale as we are not familiar with the pincushion bloom.  Sadly, only two cosmos plants sprouted in the garden, and since we are dealing with a gopher this year for the first time, we hope they make it to maturity and reseed.

Perhaps a Pupal Casing

Perhaps a Pupal Casing

Dear Daniel,
I’m so sorry to have not responded before now.  This was just a little less than 1/8″ in diameter and the pincushion bloom bud was just a little under 1″ in diameter.  I am also inclined to say that it was a pupal shell as I looked at more photos of it and found some detritus inside.
We are sorry to hear that only two cosmos plants sprouted in your garden.  Ours are just now returning, maybe you will have more as time goes on.  How’s that darn gopher?
Anna

It ate the onions.

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Subject: What is the name of this beautiful bug
Location: Naran valley, Pakistan
May 28, 2014 12:44 am
This is a bug, I saw in Naran Pakistan. Can you please tell me the name of this bug? I am attaching the image of the bug for your analysis. Please tell me if you identify the bug.
Thank you!
Zohaib.
Signature: For analysis

Jewel Beetle

Jewel Beetle

Dear Zohaib,
This is a Metallic Borer Beetle or Jewel Beetle in the family Buprestidae.  The larvae bore in the wood of trees and shrubs, and most species of Jewel Beetle have specific host plants rather than feeding indiscriminately.  We will attempt to identify your beetle to the species or at least genus level.

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