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Subject: 9 legged bug
Location: Northen part of Singapore
December 10, 2015 11:35 pm
Hi, below are some important info:-
Date : 11 Dec 2015
Place : Singapore (Yishun estate)
Season: rainy
Bug found : on a wall in my house
Notes: presses it with my finger several times and it still alive and crawling.
My questions:
1. Is this a poisonous bug?
2. What precaution I should take?
3. Will it lay eggs?
4. What it feeds on?
Thank you.
Signature: Ken

Singapore Thing

Singapore Thing

Dear Ken,
Though you have attached three images, there is not enough detail in any of them to make an identification, so we are unable to answer your many questions.

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Subject: unknown ant/spider
Location: Sydney, Australia
December 14, 2015 2:09 am
Hi
These were found on my front verandah about to crawl into my daughters bedroom.
Never seen them before. Tiny in size so babies or just hatched – maybe quarter of an inch or half a centimetre long.
It’s summer here in Australia anf I live about 2km west of the harbour.
Would love to know what you think they are.
Kind regards
Signature: Michelle

Heteropteran Hatchlings

Heteropteran Hatchlings

Dear Michelle,
These are hatchling True Bugs in the suborder Heteroptera, and we have not been able to quickly locate any matching images online, but we suspect they are in the Leaf Footed Bug or Twig Wilter family Coreidae.  Perhaps one of our readers will be able to assist in the identification.  We will be postdating your submission to go live during our absence from the office during the holidays.

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Subject: Cool Beetle
Location: Mexico Baja California Sul
December 19, 2015 11:06 pm
Hi Bugman, just found your site and it is awesome! I think I just identified the Ruby Click Beetle? I found earlier this week. It was huge! Here’s another interesting beetle… Hope you can identify it!
Signature: ~IJ

True Bug

True Bug

Dear IJ,
This is not a beetle.  It is a True Bug in the suborder Heteroptera, and we believe it may be in the family Coreidae, but we have not had any luck pinning down the species.  We may have the family wrong, so we are hoping our readership has better luck with an ID than we have had.

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Subject: Odd Brown Bug
Location: Maumelle, Arkansas
December 8, 2015 2:41 pm
These have recently appeared in and around my garage in central Arkansas. Any ideas? It looks like a cross between a roach and a caterpillar!
Signature: Amy in Arkansas

Centipede Dead in Garage

Centipede Dead in Garage

Dear Amy,
We are very concerned about what killed this Centipede in your garage.  Centipedes are beneficial, predatory hunters that will help control the populations of crawling creatures in your habitat, keeping populations in check.  A large number of Centipedes indicates a thriving diet for them.  Remove the Centipedes and things may go out of balance.  Your Centipede appears to have but 13 pairs of legs.  We will try to identify it more specifically.

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Subject: beetle in warehouse
Location: Huntington Beach CA
December 7, 2015 6:47 am
We are a non-profit pet food bank that has recently been infested with beetles. These black/ iridescent green beetle seem to get into the pet food. They crawl and fly. We would like to know what they are, and how to get them out into the outside. They are not grain beetles like we have seen before. Our food is too precious for the animal rescues to have to throw it away. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanx!
Signature: Renee, The Pet Food Bank

Pantry Pest

Pantry Pest

Dear Renee,
There is not much detail in your submitted image, but we can tell you that there are numerous beetles in different families, including Dermestidae, Ptinidae, Tenebrionidae and Curculionidae that will infest stored foods.  See the Penn State University Department of Entomology site for some typical culprits.  We are not familiar with a black/iridescent green pantry pest, but with global travel and trade, many heretofore unknown creatures are establishing themselves in new locations.  Once the adult stages make themselves known, the best route to eliminating an infestation is to remove all stored pantry products that might be infested.  Eggs and larvae often go unnoticed, and it is not until the adults leave the food source that the infestation is discovered, and by that time it might be too late.

Update:  December 10, 2015
Daniel,
here is a better photo of the culprit. I appreciate the any info you have. They seem to like the pet food, cardboard, and wood pallets…guess they are not picky! We must be a buffet for them!
I did contact Penn state, they referred UC Davis, and they never responded. Then we contacted UC Riverside, and no response either.
Thanx for all your help.

Unknown Pantry Pest

Unknown Pantry Pest

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Subject: Weirdest thing I have ever seen
Location: El Valle de Anton, Panama (650m ASL)
December 1, 2015 10:44 am
Hey BugMan!
I’ve lived in Panama since 2003, and still see new bugs on almost a daily basis. But today’s? Well, he takes the cake. I’m not even sure it’s of this Earth, ha!
When extended, its legs look a lot like a crab’s (and there are 6 of them). It’s mottled brown, about the size of a pencil eraser, and has a black spot occupying most of the top of its body. The spot looks fuzzy, almost like velvet.
Its head is too small for me to tell what its mouthparts look like, but it looked to me as if it was using small appendages to feed itself (again, like a crab).
I thought it was a massive tick at first, but not any more. When I knocked it off the ceiling it sounded like a rock hitting the floor – and it retracted its legs and head into its… carapace, I guess, for lack of a better word.
It’s the weirdest little thing.
Thanks for your time! :)
Cheers,
Chad
PS – now that it’s out of its shell again, it kind of looks like it has a proboscis? But it’s very small and my eyes aren’t great. Neither is my camera – please excuse the crappy photo.
Signature: Chad

Thing

Thing

Dear Chad,
You have supplied so much great information, but alas, your image is so blurry we don’t even know where to begin attempting to classify this Thing.  Perhaps one of our readers will have a suggestion.

Thanks for the reply! And sorry again about the crappy image. I
managed to get it narrowed down to ‘some kind of weevil’ (I think),
but that fuzzy patch on the back seems very strange.

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