Costa Rican Dung Beetle with Phoretic Mites

digging beetle with parasites? Tue, Jan 6, 2009 at 8:06 PM The beetle pictured is quite large and heavy. It is common during certain months in Coto Brus which is about 1100 meters altitude on the Pacific slopes of Talamanca Mts. in southern Costa Rica. This one was on its back and was apparently infested … Read more

Dung Beetle from South Africa

Dung beetle Tue, Jan 6, 2009 at 8:28 AM Photographed in the Langeberg Range in South Africa in montane fynbos ecosystem. Photo is attached Brett Langeberg Range in South Africa Hi Brett, On a good day, we have time to post a few letters before work and possibly a few more after work. We seem … Read more

Western Conifer Seed Bug

What is the name of this insect and is it native to Wisconsin? Mon, Jan 5, 2009 at 8:06 PM Dear Bugman, We found this bug crawling slowly on our bathroom rug. It seems like some type of borer. I haven’t seen something like this before in Wisconsin, especially during the winter months. I brought … Read more

More Toxic Milkweed Grasshopper Nymphs from South Africa

Green Milkweed Locust? Tue, Jan 6, 2009 at 8:27 AM Green Milkweed Locust (Phymateus viripides)? Is out of range according to guidebooks but ID seems 99% Photographed in the Langeberg Range in South Africa in montane fynbos ecosystem. Photo is attached Brett Langeberg Range in South Africa Hi Brett, How nice to get additional Pyrgomorphid … Read more