Crane Flies Mating

Identification help Location: Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Las Vegas NV January 30, 2012 1:27 pm Here are ’tipulids’ mating. I think the view of the wing venation is good enough to put it in the Phantom Crane Fly family (Ptychopteridae) as opposed to the Crane Fly family (Tipulidae). Whaddaya think? Sorry, only one … Read more

Click Beetle from Nicaragua

Jumping beetle Location: Nicaragua, Managua, El Crucero ( 12° 3’45.68”N – 86°18’51.68”W) January 30, 2012 5:49 pm Dear Bugman, This beetle emits a click sound when movin violently its head, the movement makes the beetle to jump a few centimeters high. Signature: Sergiortc Dear Sergiotc, The audible clicking sound this beetle makes has given rise … Read more

Longicorn from Puerto Rico

Garden Visitor Location: Puerto Rico January 31, 2012 1:30 am All creepy crawlies are welcomed in my little garden, saw this little guy today and found him so bright and cute that I had to take a pic, would be great to know it’s name. Signature: Nana JoGoFe Dear Nana JoGoFe, We can tell you … Read more

Green Grass Pyrgomorph

Stick Insect bug Location: Bushland in Western Victoria January 29, 2012 12:53 am Hello, I’ve discovered a bug that seems to belong to the Phasmatodea family, but because it has legs like a grasshopper (it jumps pretty fast) i’m not sure what family it belongs to let alone its genus or species. Could you identify … Read more