Buck Moth Caterpillars

Trying to Identify…. Location: Slidell Louisiana March 31, 2011 8:15 pm This cluster of black caterpillars was on my oak tree & I cant figure out what its name is. Any Help would be appreciated. Signature: Thank You Karen Hi Karen, Though your photo does not have much detail, we believe that based on the … Read more

Large Milkweed Bug Nymph

Boxelder nymph? Location: Hidalgo County, TX March 31, 2011 5:01 pm Found this guy and some others which were much smaller than it running across my backyard garden. Photo taken 3/30/2011 at 6:21pm. Searching around, the closest I can tell is that it might be a Boxelder bug, but the markings on the abdomen are … Read more

Western Conifer Seed Bug

What kind of beetle is this? Location: Sheffield, Massachusetts, The Berkshires March 31, 2011 11:02 am Hi… I’m having a lot of fun on your page and I’m wondering if you can help me identify a beetle. A few times a year, my girlfriend and I visit a friend’s country home in the Berkshires region … Read more


Unknown Caterpillar Location: Sarasota, Florida. (South West Florida) March 30, 2011 1:10 pm I was looking through some of my books on caterpillars but couldn’t find this one and also looked on your site but also didn’t come across it and would like to know what it is! It’s a brown/grey color with red spots … Read more

Boxelder Bug Nymph: Democrat Bugs

Red bug thing Location: Austin, TX March 30, 2011 12:56 pm Can you please help me identify? We live in Austin, TX and these seem to be infesting the yard and wooded areas… clustered in large groups. Signature: Sarah Warland Hi Sarah, This is an immature Eastern Boxelder Bug nymph, Boisea trivittata.  Adults and nymphs … Read more