Tick from Costa Rica

Subject: Bug stick on my leg returning from costa rica Location: Guanacaste, Costa Rica December 31, 2012 3:22 pm I returned from costa rica yesterday, and that bug was stick hard to my leg. Mesuring about half of a centimeter. We did a lot of hiking in the guanacaste region. Just want to ensure that … Read more

Pseudoscorpion from Canada

Subject: Small bug in Canada Location: Canada December 31, 2012 2:45 pm Hello, I just spotted this bug crawling on my shirt (ugh). My shirt was just taken out of my closet. I’m located in Ontario, Canada where the temperatures are quite cold right now. Never seen a bug like this before, so am hoping … Read more


Subject: Tiny with large pinchers/antannae Location: Rhinelander, WI December 30, 2012 10:24 pm I found this on the wall in a cabin in northern Wisconsin. I was struck by the large pincer/antannae-like things in front. It was about 1-2mm minus the long things. Does anyone have any idea what it is? I don’t know much … Read more

Unknown Robber Fly from South Africa

Subject: what is this bug? Location: St Lucia, Kwazulu Natal, East Coast, South Africa December 31, 2012 12:36 pm I found this on a walk through a butterfly santuary Signature: any Dear any, You submitted two nearly identical emails, and on the first you stated:  “I found it inside a butterfly dome.”  Between your two … Read more

Cabbage Tree Emperor Moth Caterpillar

Subject: Caterpillar Location: Amboseli, Kenya December 27, 2012 11:39 am Hi, Please can you help me identify this species. It’s a caterpillar found in East Africa and is about 3-4 inches long and about as thick as a man’s thumb. Signature: curious conservationist Dear curious conservationist, This is the caterpillar of the Cabbage Tree Emperor … Read more