From the monthly archives: "August 2013"
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Subject: Daniel – Twenty-Spotted Lady Beetle?
Location: Hawthorne, CA
August 28, 2013 5:34 pm
Hi Daniel, I’m hoping you can confirm my identification of this small lady beetle that I fished out of the bird bath this morning.
Signature: Thank you, Anna Carreon

Twenty Spotted Lady Beetle

Twenty Spotted Lady Beetle

Hi Anna,
This individual does resemble the Twenty Spotted Lady Beetle,
Psyllobora vigintimaculata, posted to BugGuide.  Until someone indicates otherwise, we will post is as a Twenty Spotted Lady Beetle, though there does appear to be considerable variation as other images posted on BugGuide appear different.

Hi Daniel,
Thanks for your response.  Did you choose not to post this?  I don’t see it at your site.
Anna

Hi Anna,
Thursday is a very long day at the real job, and this was the only posting our tiny editorial staff had time to prepare before heading off to a fourteen hour work day at the start of the new semester.  Alas, we neglected to hit the “publish” button and the posting never went live until Friday morning, so while it appears that we didn’t post anything new on August 29, that was because of an accidental oversight and too much running around preparing for a busy day yesterday.  Thanks for keeping us on our toes.

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Subject: bug
Location: southeast florida
August 27, 2013 12:27 pm
what is this long nose beetle
Signature: rick nickels

Invasive Weevil:  Eurhinus magnificus

Invasive Weevil: Eurhinus magnificus

Hi Rick,
We wish your photos were higher quality.  This appears to be an Invasive Weevil,
Eurhinus magnificus, which is a species introduced to Florida from Central America, or then again, it might be a natural range expansion due to global warming.  We first reported on Eurhinus magnificus in 2005 and we had considerable trouble doing the research, but since then, BugGuide has gotten submissions and now reports:  “native to Mesoamerica (Mexico to Panama); recently introduced into the US: found in the US in 2002 in Broward Co., FL; now established in so. FL (Miami-Dade and Broward counties).”

Invasive Weevil:  Eurhinus magnificus

Invasive Weevil: Eurhinus magnificus

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Subject: Colorful Wasps of Summer
Location: Central Maryland, USA
August 27, 2013 10:04 am
Bugman, the wasps and bees really like this particular hemlock weed with many colorful varieties visiting it today. Looks like a Metallic Sweat Bee, a Digger Wasp, and one other black/white wasp. Would the black wasp with white bands possibly be a type of Mason Wasp?
Signature: Roger S.

Metallic Sweat Bee

Metallic Sweat Bee

Hi Roger,
Generally we don’t like making postings with diverse insects, but all your pollinators are in the order Hymenoptera, and they are all visiting the same blossoms for the same reason, to feed on nectar, so we are making an exception.  We agree with your identifications of the Metallic Sweat Bee which looks very much like this image on BugGuide, and the Digger Wasp,
Scolia dubia.

Digger Wasp

Digger Wasp

The third wasp is most likely a Potter Wasp and we believe it is in the genus Eumenes, which you can find pictured on BugGuide, however, we were not able to confirm a species identification.

Potter Wasp

Potter Wasp

 

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Subject: Is this a Hickory Horned Devil?
Location: Covington County South Alabama
August 27, 2013 10:43 am
My girlfriend and I return home after church this pass Sunday August 25, 2013 to find this impressive and intimidating caterpillar waiting to great us sitting on our front porch, it stayed and visited until Monday night some time and guess it then departed on its way to burrow in the ground, I do have large hickory nut trees in my yard and didn’t know if this could be the Hickory Horned Devil, I have never seen one of these in all my years, but it did place my mind into a state of awe and shock. I live in Covington County Alabama close to the Florida state line right out of the city of Andalusia, Al. Any help on identifying this magnificent creature would be appreciated and thanks before hand for your time and effort if you get to this.
Signature: Joey Russ

Pine Devil

Pine Devil

Hi Joey,
Your caterpillar resembles a Hickory Horned Devil because it is a close relative in the same genus, a Pine Devil,
Citheronia sepulcralis.  You can compare your image to this photo on BugGuide.  According to BugGuide:  “Larvae feed on several species of pine (Pinus), including Pitch Pine (Pinus rigida), Eastern White Pine (P. strobus), and Caribbean Pine (P. caribaea).  Adults do not feed.”

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Subject: Daniel – Help with Small Butterfly ID?
Location: Hawthorne, CA
August 27, 2013 3:08 pm
Hi Daniel,
First, I must say I’ve opened your site using google chrome and like the results much better than when using my default IE browser. Hopefully your webmaster will be able to make the site more IE friendly soon?
I am pretty sure I have photographed the attached butterfly in past, but can’t find the name now. With my naked, not so good eyes, it looked like a Marine Blue but it is not. Can you help, please? The China Aster it is feeding on is a small bloom, only about 1.5” in diameter.
Signature: Thank you, Anna Carreon

Acmon Blue female

Acmon Blue female

Hi Anna,
We are happy to hear that your browser issues have improved.  This looks to us to be a female Acmon Blue and you can compare your individual to this image on BugGuide.  We used Jeffrey Glassberg’s Butterflies Through Binoculars, The West for our initial identification.

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Subject: Is this a Shiny Green Beetles
Location: Odisha,India
August 27, 2013 3:33 am
Since some days I have been finding this beetle on my papaya tree, I am not able to find any harm cause to my plant or leaves.Can you please verify the bugs identification and do they harm the plants..?Looks Beautiful…..!!!!
Signature: Anand K

Lychee Shield Bug

Lychee Shield Bug

Dear Anand,
This is a Lychee Shield Bug,
Chrysocoris stolli, not a beetle.  True Bugs have mouths designed for piercing and sucking fluids, and many species that feed on plants are of agricultural significance.  We cannot locate a comprehensive list of food plants, however, this pdf (–1365851200-10. CHRYSOCORIS STOLLI -full ) from TransStellar might have some helpful information.

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