Palo Verde Root Borer

Subject: Flying Beetle Location: Las Vegas, Nevada June 30, 2012 2:07 am Have seen about Three of these in Las Vegas, NV in the 12 years I have lived here. I know this one fly’s, as he landed on my neck! Signature: R. Klaus Dear R. Klaus, Summer is the season for large Prionid Borer … Read more

BugAlien, a bug catching toy

Subject: BugAlien Website: June 30, 2012 7:59 pm Hello, my name is Nick Sulkowski.  … I have designed an awesome bug catching toy called BugAlien. I am bringing it to market and using Kickstarter to get the word out. Would you take a look at my project and watch the video at the link: … Read more

Predatory Katydid from Jordan: Saga ephippigera

Subject: grasshopper Location: Jordan Valley, Jordan June 25, 2012 8:45 pm I took this picture in Jordan Valley, Jordan, I think it is a grasshopper nymph, it’s around 4” (10cm) long, what is strange about it in addition of its size (for a nymph) is that it’s front and middle legs have the same thickness … Read more

Steel Blue Cricket Hunter

Subject: New Mexico bug, near the Rio Grande River Location: Near the Rio Grande river in Albuquerque, NM June 30, 2012 11:47 pm Hi, I observed this bug this afternoon. It can fly (pretty spastically) or walk and live in a hole in the ground into which it seemed hellbent on bringing scraps of wood … Read more