Subject:  What Centipede is this?
Geographic location of the bug:  Pretoria, South Africa
Date: 11/21/2017
Time: 01:11 AM EDT
PLease can you identify what type of Centipede this is?  My puppy is finding them irresistible to catch and kill unfortunately.
How you want your letter signed:  Red legged Centipede


Based on this SA Reptiles posting, and this Arachnoboards posting, we believe this Centipede might be Cormocephalus nitidus.

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Subject:  Stick insect from Peru
Geographic location of the bug:  Amazon rainforest in Peru
Date: 11/21/2017
Time: 01:29 AM EDT
This is another stick insect, but this time I think it’s a mature specimen.
It was on august 2009, in Peru amazonia.
Can you help me to identify the species?
How you want your letter signed:  Ferran Lizana

Stick Insect

Hello again Ferran,
We found an image on Alamy of mating Stick Insects from Peru that looks exactly like your male Stick Insect, but alas, it is not identified by species.  Based on this Insetologia image, this FlickR image and this BioDiversidade image, we believe it might be in the genus

Subject:  Gardenia Munchers in Queensland, Australian‼️
Geographic location of the bug:  Caloundra, Queensland, Australia
Date: 11/21/2017
Time: 07:48 AM EDT
I’ve got these gorgeous specimens chowing down on my Gardenia Buds, Flowers &, to a lesser extent, leaves.
I’ve put two in a glass jar with a little water, with Gardenia Buds, Blooms & leaves.
How long before this big fellow Pupates? Anything in particular that I should do to care for them?
Many thanks for your time👍🏼‼️
Warmest Entomological Regards,
How you want your letter signed:  Nikkii

Gardenia Bee Hawkmoth Caterpillar

Dear Nikkii,
What pretty Gardenia Bee Hawkmoth Caterpillars,
Cephonodes kingii, you have.  The only image we have in our archives is a green individual.  According to Butterfly House:  “These Caterpillars when they first hatch are pale green with a short black tail horn.  The caterpillars later become black, grey, or green, often with black lines across the back. The back of the head and the final claspers are covered in small white warts. The caterpillars have posterior horn shaped like a shallow ‘S’, and have white spiracles along each side outlined in red. The head colour varies from brown to green.”   The site also states:  “When threatened, the caterpillars arch back, and regurgitate a green fluid. If the caterpillars are crowded, they may eat each other.  The caterpillars pupate under the soil. The pupa is naked and dark brown, with a length of about 5 cms.”  You might want to consider moving them to a terrarium with clean, moist, but not wet potting soil in the bottom so they can pupate underground.  There is also a nice image on 1000 for 1KSQ.

Gardenia Bee Hawkmoth Caterpillar

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Subject:  What bug ls it.
Geographic location of the bug:  South west fl
Date: 11/19/2017
Time: 06:11 PM EDT
What is it
How you want your letter signed:  Ron

Tussock Moth Caterpillar

Dear Ron,
This is a Tussock Moth Caterpillar in the genus
Dasychira, but we are not certain of the species as the caterpillars of the different species look quite similar, and there are several species reported from Florida.  You can see images on BugGuide.

Subject:  Stick insect in Tanzania
Geographic location of the bug:  Tanzania, probably in Tarangire park.
Date: 11/19/2017
Time: 04:11 PM EDT
Hi again,
I know nothing about stick insects, so for me it’s difficult to identify the species.
It was on may 2016.
I hope you can help me.
Thank you.
How you want your letter signed:  Ferran Lizana

Stick Insect

Dear Ferran,
This appears to be an immature individual, and correct identification of mature specimens is often quite difficult.  We are unable to provide you with a species identification at this time, but perhaps one of our readers will provide a comment.

Subject:  Lepidoptera in Zanzibar
Geographic location of the bug:  Zanzibar.
Date: 11/19/2017
Time: 03:14 PM EDT
Hello again,
Here I come with a beautiful specimen, I’m not sure if it’s a moth or a butterfly.
It was at the hotel we were in Zanzibar island, on may 2016.
Can you help me to identify the species? I’ve been searching on Internet without any results.
Thank you one more time.
How you want your letter signed:  Ferran Lizana

Cream Striped Owl

Hello again.
I think it’s not necessari your help for this species because finally I’ve found it. 😉
It’s Cyligramma latona. And I think it’s for sure.
Anyway, thank you for your work.

Hi Ferran,
We are happy you were able to identify your Cream Striped Owl, which is pictured on African Moths and on iNaturalist where it states:  “This widespread and common species can be found in western subsaharan Africa, including Egypt and Guinea. It can also be found in southern Africa.”