Tortoise Beetle Larva

Something like a Crowned Slug Caterpillar? Location: Rolla, MO April 29, 2012 11:49 pm There were several of these on the Chinese lantern plant I purchased last year. I thought I’d removed them all, only to find they had multiplied and prospered at the expense of my plant while I was on vacation last year. … Read more

Shieldback Katydid

carnivorous cricket ??? Location: caprock canyon stae park ,texas April 28, 2012 10:22 pm We were camping in caprock canyon state park in Texas for the fourth of July weekend in 2010 when we found these bugs. We were catching them and using them for bait. On the last day there we noticed one attacking … Read more

Red Shouldered Bug

general info on this bug Location: central valley in Atwater, ca April 29, 2012 2:04 pm Can u please help on general info on this bug???? thank you… Signature: I took this picture Your insects are Red Shouldered Bugs, Jadera haematoloma, and they sometimes appear in great numbers.  You can get additional information on BugGuide.

Nursery Web Spider

What kind of spider? Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas April 29, 2012 1:25 pm Dear Bugman, We found this spider in a plastic bag in a drawer. Can you identify it? Many thanks! Signature: Jacob Adler Hi Jacob, The manner in which this spider keeps its front legs together as well as the general shape of the … Read more

Short-Wing Katydids, we believe

What’s that Bug? Location: Austin, TX April 28, 2012 10:25 pm Hi! Just found your website while trying to identify this bug that I took a photograph of. While trying to take a photograph of a Cactus Rose from the Prickly Pear Cactus in Austin, Texas, I saw these two bugs that look like they … Read more

Stone Centipede

This Guy Looks Like A Biter Location: Venice, CA April 27, 2012 8:09 pm Dear Bugman, I found this half-pinkey sized friend in my parking garage. Looks like some type of centipede with nasty looking pincers. I’m not sure what type, nor have I have ever seen one quite like it around here before. I … Read more