Gaudy Sphinx Caterpillar

Moth caterpillar The caterpillar in the attached photographs was on the boardwalk at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in Naples, Florida, on August 26. There was no plant nearby that might have been a larval host. It was about 4 inches long and close to 1 inch in diameter. Great Batesian mimicry for a Water Moccasin, although … Read more

Argentine Sugar Ants share Pizza

Hello bug man I have a contender for the worst bug story ever from Atlanta GA So, I do work for a pest control company, but in my own heart I am very much a live and let live person and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your site! Certain pest (German cockroaches, brown recluses, things like … Read more

Margined Blister Beetle

bug identification I sent a picture of these bugs the other day-then I read your message about location! I am in Blue Mound, IL which is in the heartland of the Midwest. THese bugs are devouring my green bean leafs and beans. In these photos, they are feeding! I would like to know what they … Read more

Tachinid Fly

Please tell us what kind of bee this is…. We live in the Rocky Mtns just west of Denver. Elevation about 9000. Thanks, Terry Tachinid Fly Are you sure? The tachinid on the site looks yellow where this one is so orange and this one hangs on the flowers like a bee….. Ed. Note: On … Read more

Centipede in her panties is Desert Tiger Centipede

This huge centipede was IN MY UNDERWEAR for over an hour…please help! I was running errands with my sister. Stopped in for a bottle of water and noticed something kinda “pokey” down in my underwear. Got back in car. Dropped trou. Nothing. Drove home. Felt poking again. Dropped my pants and Hello…this was there. Did … Read more

Dead Leaf Butterfly

Butterfly ID Dear Bugman, I was trekking in Kasauli (lesser Himalayas) and came across this large 4.5 – 5.5 inches across and was wondering if you could id it for me. Thank you very much. Regards, SAJNEET SODHI Hi Sajneet, This is one of the Dead Leaf Butterflies, perhaps Kallima inachus or a closely related … Read more