Subject: what is this bug? Location: west central wisconsin May 31, 2013 4:29 am My son found this crawling up his garage wall. He said it was about 4 inches long, with many legs, and a very sturdy body. It resembles the pictures of the water Tigers but has many more legs. They just moved … Read more

Green Lynx Spider in Mexico

Subject: Green spider Location: San Jose del Cabo, B.C.S., Mexico. May 30, 2013 10:56 am Hello, I live in a semi desertic area located in Los Cabos, Mexico, and found a spider i never seen before just outside my house. I want to know if its in any way harmfull as we appreciate bugs that … Read more

Bug of the Month June 2013: Sun Spider

Subject: What’s this bug? Location: San Marcos, CA May 29, 2013 10:04 pm I found this guy crawling up the wall in my house. It’s about 3/4 inch long and liked to make quick, jumpy movements. Thanks for the ID, bugman! Signature: redfive Dear redfive, This nonvenomous arachnid is a Solifugid, commonly called a Sun … Read more

Snipe Fly, We believe

Subject: Unknown fly from western MD Location: Western Maryland May 30, 2013 2:36 am Hi Bugman, Another query for you. This one I’m fairly sure is a fly, at least. I looked through the fly pages, but couldn’t find anything that looked similar. Photo was taken 5/26/13 in Swallow Falls State Park in western Maryland, … Read more

Virginia Bee Killer

Subject: Some kind of fly? Location: Lynchburg, VA May 29, 2013 6:24 pm Observed this critter in Lynchburg, VA, May 29, about 2:30 pm. It’s happily devouring something which I think looks a little like a firefly, but not too much of it is left. When I tried to get closer & see whether it … Read more