Annual Cicada and Cicada Exuvia

Subject: Strange, Large, Winged Bug Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada July 27, 2013 1:07 pm Hey Bugman! We spotted this interesting bug on our large ash tree today. We also found two old exoskeleton skins on the tree. This bugs wings are still crinkled so we suspect it recently shed it’s skin. It seems to have … Read more

Male Eastern Hercules Beetle

Subject: Strange looking bug! Location: Outdoors July 27, 2013 8:02 pm Just wondering what type of big this is. Some friends came across it by their home! Signature: Thanks The great outdoors is such a big place.  This is an Eastern Hercules Beetle, Dynastes tityus, the heaviest beetle in North America.

Bed Bug and Bites

Subject: Found it on my pillow Location: Anaheim, CA July 27, 2013 12:56 pm Last night (7/26/13) I was getting ready for bed and went to fluff my pillow. Under the pillow I noticed some specks on the mattress that looked almost like lint. And then a bug crawled out from under the pillow. I … Read more

Mating Horseshoe-Shaped Treehoppers from Oaxaca, Mexico

Subject: found this Location: Oaxaca, Mexico July 27, 2013 6:56 pm I found this in Mexico and would like to know the type of bug this is. Signature: Dario Dear Dario, These are Treehoppers in the family Membracidae, and according to BugGuide, they: “differ from related families in having a large pronotum that extends back … Read more

We’re out of the Office

July 29, 2013 We must be away from the office for several weeks and we will not be checking our mail nor responding to any identification requests or comments.  Please forgive the inconvenience.  We have postdated several submissions to go live each day during our absence so our faithful readers will continue to get new … Read more

Elyria Canyon Moth Night: July 27, 2013

2nd Annual Moth Night July 27, 2013 Location:  Elyria Canyon Park, Mount Washington, Los Angeles, California The Mount Washington Homeowners Alliance partnered with the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority and What’s That Bug? on the second annual Moth Night on the evening of Saturday, July 27 in Elyria Canyon Park.  … Read more