Subject: Ant mimicry? Location: Case Grande, AZ April 29, 2014 5:51 pm My father’s cat was playing with a large bug yesterday night (4/28/14) that I have not been able to identify on the internet. He lives in Casa Grande, Arizona where there is a vast amount of desert. It is the tail end of … Read more

Robber Fly: Laphria saffrana

Subject: what’s this bug Location: 1 hr north of Houston TX April 29, 2014 6:17 pm I only got one pic of this bug before it flew away, so it can fly. It has a very unique marking on the top of the thorax, huge eyes. Looks like a digging or stabbing beak. Hairy legs. … Read more

Green Orbweaver from Italy

Subject: Fluo from Rome Location: Rome (Italy) April 29, 2014 6:48 am Hey bugman, A friend of mine found this spider on a curb this morning in Rome. I did some digging, and think it might be the Misumena Vatia. However, I am not sure. The pictures I was able to find online are not … Read more

CHICHARRA from Costa Rica

Subject: Carlos Location: Costa Rica April 29, 2014 6:10 pm Este insecto no lo había visto antes y lo encontré en un pueblo llamado Zarcero de Costa Rica. Signature: CarlosAS Hola CarlosAS, Este insecto es una CHICHARRA.  The Cicadas are very vocal insects, and they are considered among the loudest insects in the world.  According … Read more