Cicada from San Jose, California

Subject: Flying Bug Location: San Jose, California March 30, 2014 10:59 pm We found this bug on our car in San Jose Ca. On March 19th 2014 around mid day. It stayed on our car as we drove to the store. It finally left our car after we drove to another store. It did not … Read more

Eyed Elater

Subject: Big borer Location: West of Pensacola, FL March 30, 2014 6:04 pm This guy may work for the NSA. Look at his huge eyes. He makes a very audible tick sound when he moves. He’s about the size of the last two joints on my little finger. I discovered him while taking a few … Read more

Wolf Spider

Subject: Massive wolf spider? Location: Bloomington, Indiana March 30, 2014 1:45 pm Hello! I found this massive spider back in October of 2007, in Bloomington, Indiana. I thought it was a plastic Halloween toy at first because it was so huge, but when my dog stepped on it (hence the missing leg) it ran, and … Read more

Stick Insect from Colombia

Subject: Phasmid Location: Alto Anchicaya, Colombia March 30, 2014 12:28 pm Can you help me with the genus or family of this phasmid. It was very camouflaged when I first found it, but did this threat display when I got close. Signature: Colin Hutton Dear Colin, This is a gorgeous photo of a gorgeous Stick … Read more

Red Headed Ash Borer

Subject: Stripes & only 4 legs – what is it? Location: South Orange, NJ March 30, 2014 12:08 pm Just found this guy crawling up my LR window & escorted him (or her) outside. The torso is about 1″. Haven’t seen this before. Any idea what it is? Signature: Thanks! Lory Dear Lory, This is … Read more