Leaf Cutter Bee nests in flower pot

Subject: leaf cutter bee preservation May 31, 2014 8:19 am Using your wonderful site, I believe I have identified a leaf cutter bee making its nest in a drainage hole  of one of my plants. I noticed her several days ago frequently visiting the hole. Now, she is diligently bringing leaves into the hole presumably … Read more

Conchuela Stink Bug

Subject: StinkVELB? Location: Chico, CA May 31, 2014 10:56 am I was checking out this elderberry when I noticed these critters. Excited, I rushed to the interwebs to see if they were in fact the elusive VELB. The coloring is that of the female VELB; but the shape is that of a stinkbug. Would it … Read more

Immature Leaf Footed Bugs

Subject: Garden bug Location: North Houston, Texas May 29, 2014 3:38 pm I found these guys in my garden on the squash plant. My guess is assasin bug. I’d be happy about that! It would also explain the lack of caterpillars! Signature: Cliff Hi Cliff, In our opinion, these are not Assassin Bug nymphs, but … Read more

Louse Fly from Estonia

Subject: Flying spider Location: Estonia May 30, 2014 11:08 am Hi! I found this insect yesterday (May 30th, 2014) from a sink. From afar it looked like a spider, because it has long legs. It is not a spider though, because it has only six legs and also two wings. The interesting thing about this … Read more

Unknown empty shell

Subject: Daniel – What’s This Egg Sac? Location: Hawthorne, CA May 29, 2014 2:44 pm Hi Daniel, I found this egg sac on the bud of a Pincushion Bloom yesterday. I wish I knew what creature emerged from it, but have been unable to identify. I tried Vanessa Annabella, Gulf Fritillary, Gray Hairstreak and Cabbage … Read more

Elm Sawfly

Subject: What is this? Location: NE Ohio Ashtabula county May 30, 2014 4:06 am Bugman, We saw this May 29, 2014 in our back field. It was about 2 inches long, large black wings, one big yellow spot on back. The last segment of each leg was yellow and the antenna were yellow as well. … Read more