African Painted Bugs

Not the fig beetle Location:  Western AZ July 31, 2010 12:38 pm I was looking up beetles that are found on figs, and kept coming up with the larger fig beetle that looks like a Japanese beetle. These are much smaller and seem to be in a mating frenzy. Location western AZ, elevation approx. 1800 … Read more

Lily Leaf Beetle: Metamorphosis stages

Red Lilly Beetle Location:  Naugatuck,CT. USA July 31, 2010 11:17 am Hi there love this site, I have been interested in insects since I was little. I have never seen this nasty little red devil until this summer nibbling on my lillies. I looked it up and found it was a Red Lilly beetle. Also … Read more

Land Planarian

Trilobite Beetle! Location:  Pulau Tioman, Malaysia July 31, 2010 9:22 am Just back from Pulau Tioman in Malaysia. Saw some reasonably strange critters, including this trilobite beetle. You might also like this land planarian. Bert HI again Bert, We  really appreciate you sending us your excellent image of an Asian Land Planarian.

Firefly Larva we believe

Trilobite Beetle! Location:  Pulau Tioman, Malaysia July 31, 2010 9:22 am Just back from Pulau Tioman in Malaysia. Saw some reasonably strange critters, including this trilobite beetle. You might also like this land planarian. Bert Hi Bert, We believe this is a Firefly Larva, but the larva of members of some other beetle families, including … Read more

Questionmark Butterfly

Question Mark Butterfly Location:  Cumberland Plateau, rural southeast Tennessee July 31, 2010 11:26 am Hello Bugman, I saw this butterfly on one of our porch chairs and didn’t think I had seen the wing shape before. After I took its picture and checked with those on your site, I think it is definitely a Question … Read more