Mantis from Australia

Subject: aussietrev Micro Mantis Location: Nth Burnett. Queensland Australia October 31, 2012 8:16 pm Hi guys, hope you and yours are all well after the storm. I spotted this little guy on my lemon tree. At first I thought it was just another ant looking for scale insects to farm as it scurried along the … Read more

Humpbacked Flies

Subject: What kind of fly is this? Location: Illinois October 29, 2012 4:34 pm These are flying all around in our my apartment buildings hallway. They have been following me in and I now have them flying around my apartment. They don’t seem to fly a lot though. They tend to land and then dart … Read more

Giant Silkworm from Mexico: Leucanella species

Subject: black caterpillar with yellow spines Location: Chiapas, Mexico October 31, 2012 8:42 am This caterpillar was found in the highland region of Chiapas, Mexico by a worker who was clearing out a field outside of a rural clinic where I was working. I was told four different names for it, some in the local … Read more

Sun Moth from France or Vagabon des palmiers

Subject: I would *love* this bug identified! Location: Arles, france, July 2012 October 30, 2012 5:42 pm Dear Bugman I would very much like this bug identified. It was taken in the town of Arles in the south of france in July 2012 around 11:30am. I had been recording cicadas that holiday, but this didn’t … Read more

Pennsylvania Leatherwing

Subject: two-spotted insect Location: northeastern Illinois October 29, 2012 5:02 pm I found this colorful fellow on a thistle blossom along with a bumblebee that I noticed first. I tried some self ID using your website but gave up after a couple of hours because I frankly don’t know the correct section to look through. … Read more