Unknown Leaf Beetle Pupae

what kind of bug is this,, Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 11:23 PM he indonesians call it an siapi-api (siapi-Fire). It is found on Coffee trees, And on leaves that are not touched by sun, when you turn it up, and bring the leaf to sun, they change the shape into something like dead bugs. … Read more

Mango Stem Borer from Israel

bug identification Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 1:01 AM Beetle is about two or three inches long, yellow underneath, four red marks. Found on fig tree, probably was summer. Judith Israel Hi Judith, We remember identifying this beetle previously, but we needed to search our archives to locate the Mango Stem Borer we received from … Read more

Crevice Weaver Spider

Larger black and brown spider maybe tarantula Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 7:50 PM We live in Dayton Nevada 15 miles from Carson City Nevada. My husband found this spider about 2 weeks ago underneath a board outside. In the last 2 weeks he/she has doubled in size and loves crickets. When we first found … Read more

Giant Sweet Potato Bug Nymph

Is this in Hemiptera? Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 2:43 PM My students and I recently found this bug on a nature walk. I’ve looked everywhere to try and identify it. Please Help….??? Dr. G Central Flordia Dear Dr. G, This is a Hemipteran.  More specifically, it is a Giant Sweet Potato Bug nymph, Spartocera … Read more

Fruit Fly from Chile

Fly of Atacama Desert Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 4:16 PM Your letter to the bugman (please provide as much narrative and information as possible) I found this fly in a garden of the coastal city of Antofagsta, Atacama Desert, Chile. Sitting on a leaf of a palm tree. The size was 5mm approx. Very … Read more