Jewel Beetle from Jordan

Subject: Emerald beetle from Jordan Location: Jordan May 30, 2012 9:53 am Hi again Bug fans! I got friendly with this Steraspis squamosa on my hike to Jordan las weekend. It seems unsure of itself, doesn’t it? Signature: Ben from Israel Hi again Ben, Metallic Borer Beetles in the family Cerambycidae are commonly called Jewel … Read more

Tadpole Shrimp in Texas

Subject: aquatic but Location: Kendall County Texas May 30, 2012 8:01 pm The enclosed image is of a bug(?) found in a stock tank in central Texas. We’ve not seen one of these before. Can you identify it? Regards Signature: Claude Hildebrand Hi Claude, The Tadpole Shrimp or Triops is a primitive crustacean that is … Read more

Bumelia Borer

Subject: Ava wants to know what’s this alien bug? Location: San Antonio, TX May 29, 2012 7:11 pm Hi, My name is Ava I am 7 and I found this bug in our backyard. The bug looks like an aliens and has skin that reflects light. I hope you have time to tell me what … Read more