From the monthly archives: "May 2007"
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ID help on beetle?
Bugman,
I’m a birdwatcher so bugs are not my forte, but when I spotted this shiny-green beetle with whitish spots and I had my camera with macro lens handy I had to take a shot…and now I want to know what it is…can you help?
Thanks,
Corey Finger
Albany, NY

Hi Corey,
This is a Tiger Beetle. More specifically, it seems to be a Six Spotted Tiger Beetle, Cicindela sexguttata. We are not sure why it is called the Six Spotted Tiger Beetle as most specimens appear to have 8 spots, and some have none.

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Very large moth
My daughter took this photograph two days ago in France. Can you identify it please. Thanking you in anticipation
Jane

Hi Jane,
This beauty is the Great Peacock Moth, Saturnia pyri. We located it on a site entitled Saturniidae of the Western Palaearctic which states this species is rare in Northern France.

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HELP!
I live in North Hampshire, UK, in the south and I was wondering if you could help me. I found this very peculiar bug in my garden, on the grass which I believe to be a moth of some sort, but I’ve never seen anything like it I found it about 11 in the morning on a reasonably warm day. It was on my grass for a long time and it seemed like it couldn’t fly as it’s wings kept flapping but it couldn’t take off. After I took pictures I rescued it and it flew away, and my cat seemed very interesting in eating it which didn’t help! Please can you tell me something about this bug? I’m really interested in what it is!

This Arctiid Moth is known as The Cinnabar, Tyria jacobaeae. The UK Moths site states it “is a fairly common moth in much of Britain. It is generally nocturnal, but is quite often disturbed during the day from long grass, low herbage etc. At night, it comes to light. “

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Bug Love Submissions
Attached are two images for the BUG LOVE page. I could use help IDing the non monarchs. if you use, please provide a photo credit/link to website. ENjoy!
Tina
P.S. the non monarchs are polka dot wasp moths

Hi Tina,
Thanks for sending your compelling images. We are happy to see you identified your Polka-Dot Wasp Moths before we had a chance to reply.

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new bee?
Hi Bugman,
I don’t like bugs, I think they are scary. So forgive me for not browsing through previously identified bugs. Last week I’ve found this bug as he came crawling out of my keyboard. I’ve asked everyone I know, but nobody knows what this could be. It didn’t scare me that much, I think this dude’s quite cool. He looks like an ant wearing a bee costume. I hope you can help me so I can rest knowing the name of this guy. Thank you for your reply!
Joy
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Hi Joy,
People are often very surprised to hear that those “Alligator Bugs” are actually immature Ladybird Beetles, or Ladybugs.

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Citrus or Orchard Swallowtail Butterfly
Hi Bugman,
Hope you like this pic of female Citrus Swallowtail Butterfly feeding on Bouganvillea flowers. Taken April 5 2007 Gold Coast Queensland Australia keep up the good work guys, really appreciate your site, its a great source of information.
Trevor Jinks
Australia

Hi again Trevor,
Thank you so much for your latest photo addition to our site.

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