From the monthly archives: "April 2006"

Found this in my Morison’s "washed and ready" salad!
May well have eaten one of his relatives with my pizza… As it’s early spring in the UK, I suspect this is not native to us. Possibly Iberian? Look forward to a response.
Garry Whitefield

Hi Garry,
We believe this is a Seed Bug in the Family Lygaeidae. We want to post it before we get a positive identification as we are amused the bug looks like it has an image of Rasputin’s face on its back.

Thanks for the prompt response. Hadn’t noticed the image. Not sure whether to claim it’s Rasputin or notify our church! Off to Morrisons supermarket today for an explanation. Thanks again.

ladybug stages
I love your sight! As a homeschooling mom, my kids and I frequently visit What’s That Bug to identifiy and classify everything in our area. Recently, we ran across these bugs on and under our pecan tree. I think we’ve identified and photographed three of the four stages of a ladybug’s life. I’m sorry the larvae is so blurry; that’s not the camera but simply user error on my part. Please let us know if we’re right.
New Mexico

Hi again GInger,
Your identification is correct. We will not post the blurry larva photo as we have many larval Ladybird images, but Pupa are a bit rarer in our archive.

Superb Katydid, Alectoria superba
And this is?
Stumbled across you site while trying to identify this hopper…. It’s a bit hard to tell in the photo, but he has a rounded raised ? behind his head which is very thin. He looks similar to one that you posted on your site 02/19/2004 with an unknown coin – The coin is an Australian 10 cent piece (features a Lyre Bird on it). I’m in the Pilbara Region of Western Australia. Great site by the way
Dave Curtis
Newman WA

Hi Dave,
This is the third photo we have gotten of the Superb Katydid or Crested Katydid, Alectoria superba, this week.

assassin bugs
This is a picture of what I believe to be two immature assassin bugs, the bottom one eating a cricket. They were found in my yard in Lynn Haven, FL. Please help me identify their species.
Thank you.

Hi Rachel,
We don’t want to even attempt a species identification on a nymph, but we are fairly certain the genus is Zelus.

Update:  May 4, 2013
We just received a comment correcting the genus as being Fitchia.  BugGuide images verify that identification.