Longhorned Borer Beetle: Neoclytus scutellaris

Subject: Brown/black beetle with yellow/gold markings Location: Pennsylvania August 29, 2012 12:00 am Hello, Took this picture in mid August in Pennsylvania near the Delaware River. (Beach Lake) I was struck by how the markings were so precisely ”drawn.” To my eye they appeared gold, though in the picture they seem more yellow. I’ve spent … Read more

Scentless Plant Bug Nymph

Subject: really bizarre bug found on hibiscus in PA Location: Mercersburg, PA August 28, 2012 10:32 pm A friend posted the attached photo on Google+, and peaked my curiosity. I can’t track this insect down – know what it is? Signature: BJ Denenberg Dear BJ, This is a True Bug nymph in the suborder Heteroptera.  … Read more

Shieldback Katydid from Mexico

Subject: Mexican bug! Location: Yucatán, Mexico August 28, 2012 2:38 pm Hello, I was wondering if you could identify this insect my friends found in their hotel while on honeymoon in Yucatán, Mexico. They said the stinger visible on its end was about an inch long so I suppose it was 4-5 inches in total. … Read more


Subject: Ugly bug Location: North Goergia August 27, 2012 7:39 pm Hey my name is Kirby, and I found this thorny larvae, I’m guessing, while i was camping and never seen one before. They were every where, I didn’t kill it cause I didn’t know what it is, but I did relocate it far way … Read more