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Subject:  I’m pretty sure it’s in the stinging slug caterpillar family
Location:  Malaysian Borneo
February 6, 2014
Spotted Jan 2014 in Malaysian Borneo.  I’m pretty sure it’s in the stinging slug caterpillar family but would love to know more
Namaste,
Jennifer

Stinging Slug Caterpillar

Stinging Slug Caterpillar

Hi Jennifer,
We agree that this is a Stinging Slug Caterpillar in the family Limacodidae.  It is different from the individuals in our archives from Malaysia, and our web search did not turn up any visual matches.  Perhaps we will be able to determine the species in the future.

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Subject: strange insect
Location: Chicago, IL
February 3, 2014 11:13 pm
Hi, I found an insect on a blanket the other day. I’ve never seen it in my house before. It’s head looks like the head of an ant and it has these two small prongs at the end of it’s body like an earwig. It also has these two distinctive black markings, on what I think is it’s thorax, that resemble lips.
It wouldn’t stay still for photos so I laid down some masking tape and it walked right onto it, which held it long enough for me to take pictures. I would say it’s about 4 or 5 mm long. From the naked eye it looks kind of like a worm. The pictures I provided are taken with 80-100x magnification. Anyway, I hope that’s enough information for identification. Thank you for your time!
Signature: Jon

Larva

Larva

Hi Jon,
Other than suspecting that this is some type of larva, we are not certain of its identity.  We do not believe it is a beetle larva, but again, we are not certain.  We will post your high quality images in the hopes that one of our readers will be able to provide us with an identification.  We are also going to contact Eric Eaton to get his opinion.

Larva

Larva

Hi, Daniel:
I strongly suspect a beetle larva, but not sure which one.  Likely some kind of “stored product pest.”  Folks on Bugguide might be more helpful…..
Eric

Larva

Larva

 

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Subject: Never seen this bug before
Location: Limpopo, hoedspruit (lowveld)
January 31, 2014 9:13 am
Hi, I saw this caterpillar in our garden and wonder if you could help to ID it.
Area: South Africa, Lowveld
near Hoedspruit, Limpopo
Season: summer 31 January 2014
Size: about 1.5 cm in length and 1 cm wide
I live in the Balule nature reserve thus it’s a wilderness area
Thank you
Signature: Laetitia

What's That Grub?

What’s That Grub?

Hi Laetitia,
This is not a Caterpillar, but we do believe it is a larval insect.  In our opinion, this is most likely a Beetle Grub, though we would not rule out that it might be a Sawfly Larva.  While your individual looks very different from the larvae in the links we provided, we wanted to show you some examples of possibly classifications.  Knowing the plant this larva was feeding upon might help with the identification.

What's That Grub???

What’s That Grub???

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Subject: Aquatic Larvae
Location: Western WA
January 28, 2014 6:11 pm
Love your site! Hopeing you can identify the aquatic larvae living in my 1000 gallon indoor pond. There may be more than one species – not sure. They make a loose case, dont seem to like bright light, and i think predominately live in the sediment and bio filter. I also suspect they ate all the baby guppies. The water tempature averages 74 degrees. I live in WA State, its January but i suspect they have been in there for at least a few months. Thanks!
Signature: Jerry

Aquatic Creature

Aquatic Creature

Hi Jerry,
Thanks to your excellent photo, we believe an expert will not have much trouble identifying this aquatic creature, however, that is beyond our ability.  We are posting your images and perhaps someone with more knowledge will write in with a comment.

Aquatic Creature

Aquatic Creature

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Subject: Florida land snails
Location: Florida
January 25, 2014 2:35 pm
My sister was given two land snails to care for. She said that they were collected in Florida. That’s all I know. I want to be sure these are not pest species, and secondly, if she decides to care for them I need to know what they might eat. Thanks.
Signature: Bruce

Snail From Florida

Snail From Florida

Hi Bruce,
We can post this request this morning, but we haven’t the time to research it right now, but we will try to identify your Snails later.  We have to confess that we don’t know much about Molluscs, but we do have a reader, Susan J. Hewitt, who frequently identifies Snails for us.  Perhaps she will read the posting and provide a comment.

Snail From Florida

Snail From Florida

Another Snail from Florida

Another Snail from Florida

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Subject: Spider – Vietnam
Location: Vietnam (Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park)
January 26, 2014 9:33 am
Dear Bugman,
I’ve been trying to identify this spider I saw in Vietnam (the Phong Nha Ke Bang area) in 2012, but have not yet succeeded. Is the photo of enough to identify it? As a fairly new bug enthusiast any information you can help with would be great.
Thank you!
Signature: Sarah

Unknown Spider

Unknown Spider

Hi Sarah,
Do you have any additional images of this Spider?  This is not the ideal camera angle for an identification, but it is sure an interesting looking Spider.  We will post your photo and try to research its identity.  It reminds us of a Huntsman Spider or Giant Crab Spider in the family Sparassidae.  Unfortunately, it is difficult to make out the eye pattern arrangement which is one of the best means of identifying the different spider families.

Spider closeup

Spider closeup

Hi Daniel,
Thank you for looking at the picture so quickly!
Unfortunately this was the only angle I got – it was peeking out of a hole under the path I was walking on (also was before I knew what was needed to identify spiders).
The closest I thought too was a Huntsman but the colouring on this one seemed quite distinct – I love the distinct black feet (must learn the technical terms!) on this spider.
Thanks for the assistance, I’ll keep researching and fingers crossed too.
What a wonderful site WTB is.
Kind regards,
Sarah

 

 

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