Subject:  Is this is a scorpion
Geographic location of the bug:  Kerala,India
Date: 11/22/2017
Time: 06:49 AM EDT
I found a scorpion like insect and it is almost 2mm it has no pincers but has hand
How you want your letter signed:  Vivek

Jumping Spider

Dear Vivek,
This is not a Scorpion.  It is a harmless Jumping Spider in the family Salticidae.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject:  Insect ID
Geographic location of the bug:  Mexico
Date: 11/20/2017
Time: 02:37 PM EDT
Hello, this insect is located in Mexico(it is November).  Is it a tarantula hawk?
How you want your letter signed:  Not sure

Tiger Moth might be Leucotmemis guyanensis

This is a wasp mimicking Tiger Moth, and we believe it might be Leucotmemis guyanensis or a closely related species based on its similarity to this image posted to Bold Systems.  We will attempt to contact Arctiid expert Julian Donahue to ask his opinion.

Tiger Moth

Subject:  Found on tree
Geographic location of the bug:  Southern Utah USA
Date: 11/22/2017
Time: 03:17 PM EDT
Found this on the tree in our yard. What is it?
How you want your letter signed:  Brian Shepherd

Freshly eclosed Rustic Sphinx

Dear Brian,
This is a Rustic Sphinx, and because of its rumpled wings, it appears it has recently eclosed or emerged from the pupa.  When its wings attain their full size and they harden and the moth will be able to fly.  According to BugGuide, Caterpillars of the Rustic Sphinx feed on numerous plants, including the leaves of ash trees.  Was it by chance found on the trunk of an ash tree?  Just prior to pupation, the caterpillars bury themselves and they pupate underground. 

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject:  What bug is it
Geographic location of the bug:  Durban
Date: 11/20/2017
Time: 02:13 PM EDT
This Bug was found in my dads yard. Can you help identify what type of bug this is?
How you want your letter signed:  Suren

Unknown Hornworm:  Coelonia fulvinotata

Dear Suren,
This is a Hornworm, the caterpillar of a Hawkmoth in the family Sphingidae, but we have not had any luck identifying the species.  We could not find it on iSpot, but we cannot view any observations past page 1, so it might be listed there, but either we are having technical difficulties, or the site is having technical difficulties.  We have numerous images on our site of Death’s Head Hawkmoth Caterpillars, a different species from the same family that looks somewhat similar.  Do you know what plant it was eating?  Knowing the food plant is an excellent clue to discerning the identity of many insects.  Perhaps Bostjan who frequently contributes to our site will write in with a comment and an identification.

Unknown Hornworm

Update:  November 22, 2017
Thanks to Bostjan’s comment, we now know that this is
Coelonia fulvinotata, and there are images on Zimbabwe Flora and Hiveminer to support that identification.

Subject:  Weird biting insect
Geographic location of the bug:  Southeast Nebraska
Date: 11/21/2017
Time: 12:17 PM EDT
What the heck is this? It was in my house and latched onto my boyfriend’sneck when he tried to brush it away. It was not a painful bite but it did latch on.
How you want your letter signed:  Karen Heusinkvelt

Checkered Beetle

Dear Karen,
This is a Checkered Beetle, and they are not dangerous to humans.  Based on this BugGuide image, we suspect it is either
Enoclerus vetus or a related species in the same genus.  According to BugGuide:  “larvae and adults are predacious; adults may feed on pollen, some species are attracted to carrion and ‘stored animal products.'”

Subject:  Bug in garden.
Geographic location of the bug:  Gippsland Victoria
Date: 11/20/2017
Time: 10:01 PM EDT
Im trying to find out what bug this is. And is it a good bug or bad bug?
How you want your letter signed:  Anyway.

Fiddler Beetle

Each year as summer approaches in the southern hemisphere, we receive identification requests for Fiddler Beetles, like the one in your image, from Australia.  When it comes to insects, good and bad are relative terms.  Fiddler Beetles pose no threat to humans.  According to Australian Museum:  “Adult beetles emerge from soil in early summer and feed on the nectar of flowers” and “Female Fiddler Beetles lay their eggs in rotting logs or in the damp soil under logs. The grubs feed on rotting timber and build cocoons of soil and debris in which they pupate.”  As pollinating insects with larvae that help break down rotting wood, we feel confident stating they are beneficial in the garden.