Bedstraw Hawkmoth Caterpillar from Canada

Subject: Stinging Catepillar Location: 70 km north of Fort McMurray, Alberta July 30, 2012 11:38 am I saw this guy in late July in a shrubby area in the boreal forest while working. He was about 2.5-3 inches long with a distinct red stinger. I have no idea what species this is… Signature: Chebb Dear … Read more

Possibly Caterpillar found in toilet

Subject: Can you tell me about this insect? Location: La Crescenta, California July 29, 2012 6:58 pm Hi! My daughter found this insect floating in the toilet bowl after a large BM. She was understandably agitated about this, thinking she had passed this out of her body, although this struck her mom and I as … Read more

Female Turkestan Cockroach

Subject: Big Bug Location: Las Vegas NV July 29, 2012 7:11 pm Found this thing by my back door. Its 1 1/2 inch. Signature: VegasSmitty Dear VegasSmitty, This is a female Turkestan Cockroach, and we first posted images of this introduced species last year.  Males have wings and look more like typical Cockroaches.  According to … Read more

Cicada Nymph

Subject: Bug in New Orleans Location: New Orleans July 29, 2012 10:28 pm Hello, Today I was skating in City Park in New Orleans and as I was leaving the park to go home I saw this little guy hanging out on the sidewalk. He was kind of waving his left front leg and rubbing … Read more