Marbled Orb Weaver

What is this bug A friend sent this to me and ask what it was. Have any ideas? Thanks Wayne Hi Wayne, This is a Marbled Araneus Orb Weaver Spider, Araneus marmoreus.

Ailanthus Webworm Moth

What’s This Bug Bugman, I can’t find this it any of my insect books or searching internet with description. It’s about 3/4″ long and no more than 3/16″ wide. I shot it at night, near my porch light. Can you help me out? Thanks. Robert Zimlich Hi Robert, This little moth is known as an … Read more

Tetrio Sphinx Caterpillar

unknown caterpillar Here is an interesting caterpillar that was crawling across a friend’s patio on Sanibel Island, FL. Never have seen one like it. Looks similar in shape to some of the Sphinx moth caterpillars on your site, but different in color. Not sure what it feed upon since it was on a concrete slab, … Read more

Rainbow Scarab

Dung Beetle This beetle hit my wife in the head while she was letting our dog in. I learned from your site that it is a dung beetle. I have lived in Southeastern Indiana all my life, and I have never seen one around here before. Are they common, or is this rare? Thanks, Ed … Read more

Saint Andrews Cotton Stainer Bug

Tropical Assassin bug? Greetings: Can you help with the Genus and species ID of these bugs? Photo taken near Nassau, Bahamas in October 2007. Thanks This is the Saint Andrews Cotton Stainer Bug, Dysdercus andreae. It is not an Assassin Bug, but a True Bug in the Red Bug family Pyrrhocoridae.