Unknown Aquatic Creatures

Subject: Aquatic Larvae Location: Western WA January 28, 2014 6:11 pm Love your site! Hopeing you can identify the aquatic larvae living in my 1000 gallon indoor pond. There may be more than one species – not sure. They make a loose case, dont seem to like bright light, and i think predominately live in … Read more

Flower Beetle from Australia

Subject: Flower Beetle Location: Paraburdoo..WA January 29, 2014 8:12 pm Hi there..I found this wee fellow yesterday after we had quiet a fair bit of rain & wind trying to shelter inside the house..We live in Paraburdoo..WA..never come across one like this as we get all sorts of crawly insects whenever it rains here & … Read more

Whitecrossed Seed Bug

Subject: Pyrrhocoridae Location: South San Francisco, CA January 29, 2014 9:34 pm I like to send flowers to my girlfriend (email photos), as I come across many nice landscapes while I’m in the field. Today these yellow daisies caught my eye, and the colorful insect made it all the more interesting. Thanks to your site, … Read more

Aggregation of Soapberry Bugs in South Africa

Subject: Red Bugs in my new Garden Location: South Africa January 29, 2014 5:52 am Hi! I’ve just moved into a new house and these mysterious red bugs are all over the garden. They don’t seem to be “dangerous” since they’ve crawled over me many times without biting me. They nest in crevices in the … Read more

Hind End of a Fig Sphinx Caterpillar

Subject: Moth caterpillar Location: Ocean Ridge, FL January 27, 2014 1:58 pm Hello bugman! We found this caterpillar in a tree in our backyard this weekend. We live in Ocean Ridge, FL (Palm Beach county, about 300 steps from the ocean). We have seen our fair share of caterpillars and moths before (mostly sphinx) but … Read more