Subject:  Help identifying insect
Geographic location of the bug:  Ontario Canada
Date: 06/26/2019
Time: 05:59 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Found this insect on my marijuana plant and wondering if it’s harmful .
How you want your letter signed:  Email

Buffalo Treehopper nymph

This spiny guy is a Treehopper nymph, and based on this Jungle Dragon posting and this BugGuide posting, we believe it is a Buffalo Treehopper in the genus Stictocephala.  Treehoppers and Planthoppers have mouths designed to pierce and suck fluids, and they rob the plant upon which they are feeding of valuable fluids.  A single individual might not cause much damage, but when they are feeding in groups, significant damage might occur.  We would not consider this Buffalo Treehopper nymph to be a beneficial species on your marijuana plant.  According to the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee:  “In their adult and immature stages, buffalo treehoppers feed on plant sap that they get by puncturing the stems of woody and non-woody plants with their strong “beaks” (and they can do minor damage to both in the process). They may begin their lives on woody plants, where Mom uses her sharp ovipositor to make shallow slits in twigs and to deposit her eggs. When the eggs hatch, the nymphs find their way to more succulent, herbaceous vegetation.”

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Subject:  caterpillar in Tambopata rainforest, Peru
Geographic location of the bug:  Tambopata reserve, Peru
Date: 06/24/2019
Time: 11:09 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  I found this colorful caterpillar in the tropical rain forest in Peru, in the Tambopata river area.
How you want your letter signed:  Gerhard Hüdepohl

Morpho Caterpillar

Dear Gerhard,
This caterpillar is gorgeous, but we have not been able to identify it.  We believe it might be a Prominent Moth Caterpillar in the family Notodontidae, or a Lappet Moth Caterpillar in the family Lasiocampidae.  Perhaps one of our readers will be able to assist with this identification.

Morpho Caterpillar

Correction:  Thanks to a comment from Cesar Crash and a link to this article, we now know this is a Morpho caterpillar, more specifically Morpho amathonte.

Subject:  Very Large longhorn beetle
Geographic location of the bug:  Columbus Ohio
Date: 06/25/2019
Time: 06:26 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hi found this very big (guessing close to 2”) longhorn beetle feeding on some rotting fruit I keep out to attract bugs to look at. What is it??? I am a patreon supporter but forget how to submit they there sorry
How you want your letter signed:  Jennifer Huffman

Longicorn: Stenelytrana emarginata

Wait I got it stenelytrana emargintina

Longicorn: Stenelytrana emarginata

Dear Jennifer,
You are correct.  This beautiful Flower Longhorn is
Stenelytrana emarginata and its identity can be verified on BugGuide.  According to BugGuide:  “Larvae feed on decaying hardwoods, especially beech and elm” and “Adults are attracted by fermenting baits” which is exactly where you found it.  In the future, please include Patreon in the subject line.  Thanks for your support. 

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Subject:  Identify this green metallic bug
Geographic location of the bug:  Ranger Creek Rd., Boerne, TX 78006
Date: 06/25/2019
Time: 10:50 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Please can you identify this bug. It is about 1.5 inches long. Found on a wild cherry tree.
How you want your letter signed:  Txbugboy

Bumelia Borer

Dear Txbugboy,
This gorgeous beetle if a Bumelia Borer,
Plinthocoelium suaveolens, and according to BugGuide:  “Larvae are trunk and root borers of Tupelo (Nyssa), Gum Bully Sideroxylon (=Bumelia), and Mulberry (Morus).”  Perhaps wild cherry is another host.  According to Beetles in the Bush:  “This species, occurring across the southern U.S. from Florida and Georgia west to New Mexico and Arizona, is truly one of North America’s most beautiful longhorned beetles due to its large size, brilliant iridescent green coloration, and super-elongate wildly-contrasting orange and black legs.”

Subject:  Moth
Geographic location of the bug:  Brigantine, NJ USA
Date: 06/25/2019
Time: 02:47 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  I found this unusual guy on the sign for the Brigantine Inn while on vacation in late June 2019.  Weather was warm but breezy, beach weather.  I would love to know what he is.
How you want your letter signed:  Curious bugger

Pandorus Sphinx

Dear Curious bugger,
This is a Pandorus Sphinx, and according to BugGuide:  “An extra-spectacular sphinx moth.”

Subject:  Mr. Belvedere
Geographic location of the bug:  Southport, North Carolina
Date: 06/26/2019
Time: 08:12 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Came to work and saw these guys hanging out on my door.  What’s that bug?!
How you want your letter signed:  However

Wheel Bug

This is a predatory Wheel Bug.