From the monthly archives: "October 2005"
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Found this little guy on my garage door last spring or summer. He stayed in one spot for several days. I wrote to a couple of Michigan Universities in the proper departments but they will not answer my emails. Can you identify this little guy? He was only about 5/8 inch long. I live 45 miles north of Saginaw Michigan.

Hi There,
We believe this is a White Spotted Sable, Anania funebris. The reason we are not positive is the absence of a small white spot on the upper wings. It could be the poor quality of your image, or this might be a variation or a closely related species.

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Daniel, I drop by daily for my insect fix and haven’t seen any new additions for a few days. I hope all is well with you and your staff.

Hi Janet,
We are swell, but seems there was a DSL problem and we had no connection since the 26th of October. We are currently trying to post at least one image from each day we were down, but we couldn’t even receive any mail Nov 2 -4 as there were 477 messages and no more space. We are back. Thanks for your concern

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what beetles will they be?
I want to thank you in advance in helping so many people identify all kinds of bugs. I am living in Houston, TX. I found some huge grubs under a fallen oak tree trunk. Here are some of the pics. Could you polease kindly help me what species are they? Have a great day!

Hi Yen,
We are way behind in our mail and when we went to BugGuide to research your Scarab Grub, we saw that you had the image posted and Eric Eaton responded that this is “one of the scarabs, stag beetles, or bess beetles. ”

(12/17/2005) HI
I found out that it is ox beetle instead. Regards,

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Rhino Beetle
Found this guy in swimming around in my pond. Took him out and saved him in a jar with some wood and leaves. I assume it is some kind of Rhino Beetle but I cannort find any pictures of any one as colorful or that looks like this one Can you tell me what it is??

Hi Chris,
What a gorgeous male Dung Beetle, Phanaeus vindex. He is also known as a Rainbow Scarab.

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Hawk Moth?
I saw your sight and was wondering if the attached picture is a hawk moth. I took it on the North Carolina coast in September.
Sid Cullingham

Hi Sid,
Nice photo of a Pink Spotted Hawkmoth.

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Can you ID this one ?
I found this moth in Fairfield Glade, Tennessee, can’t seem to find a match documented so far, can you help?

Hi Steve,
This is a Royal Walnut Moth also known as a Regal Moth. Its caterpillar is the fierce looking Hickory Horned Devil.

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