Sowbug Killer

Subject: Startled sowbug killers evicted from compost heap 🙂 Location: SW Ohio, backyard compost heap July 30, 2012 4:11 pm I was in the process of moving a compost heap and overturned an old piece of plywood. Underneath were a zillion (nonscientific estimation) sowbugs and two very fat and happy sowbug killers. One was shy … Read more

Adult Male Glowworm

Subject: whats this? Location: middle georgia July 31, 2012 12:38 pm Hi, I recently found this bug in my home. I live in middle Georgia and found this bug last month (June 2012). At first I thought it was a spider because it looked as though it was slowly dropping from the ceiling like a … Read more


Subject: Caterpillar??? Location: Portland, TN July 30, 2012 8:02 pm Hi there, I saw the ”bug” today I’m stumped. At first I thought it was a broken piece of a pine tree branch, then it started moving. A caterpillar started to crawl out of one side and when I touched it, it went inside the … Read more

Wolf Spider

Subject: Huge…wolf spider? Location: Central California foothills July 30, 2012 8:33 pm We came across this ”little thing” while camping this weekend at a lake in central CA. It almost crawled on my brothers foot sitting around the camp. We managed to catch it to show the kids but it had escaped by morning. I … Read more

Bird Nest Fungus

Subject: odd growth at base of tree Location: Missouri July 30, 2012 10:48 pm I’ve noticed strange small round (pea-sized) white ”cells”, attached to each other in flat ”communities”. They are growing/collecting at the base of a ornamental white crab apple tree (only 2 years old). They are scatterd atop the mulch. Our average daytime … Read more

Moss Mimic Mantis from Costa Rica: Pogonogaster tristani

Subject: Could you please help me put a name to this mantis? Location: Costa Rica, Heredia Province mountains July 31, 2012 9:13 am Hi. Found this beautiful mantis with moss camouflage in the north part of the Costa Rican Central Valley (mountains). Could you please provide me with a scientific name? Thanks Signature: Oscar Blanco … Read more