From the monthly archives: "June 2014"
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Subject: Mystery bug in the Philippines
Location: Philippines
June 19, 2014 7:08 am
Hi Guys,
Spotted this bug here in the Philippines and was wondering if you might now what it is? Seems golden in body colour. Many thanks!
Signature: Frank

Jumping Spider we presume

Jumping Spider we presume

Dear Frank,
We wish your image had more detail.  This appears to be a Spider, and our best guess is a Jumping Spider in the family Salticidae, however that is quite an unusual appendage at the end of the body.  We have not had any luck finding anything that matches this spider in appearance, but we will continue looking around on the web.

Hi Daniel and Frank:
You are right, Daniel, it is a Jumping Spider. It looks like a species of Mantisatta (Salticidae: Ballinae), a small genus with only two species. Mantisatta trucidans lives only on the island of Borneo and M. longicauda is endemic to the Philippines. According to Wikipedia “The genus name is combined from mantis (because of the long first legs) and the common salticid ending –attus”. The front legs in Frank’s photo don’t appear especially long but it looks like they may be folded under or perhaps around something. In all other respects it looks very similar to M. longicauda. The species name (longicauda) clearly refers to the unusually long and tail-like abdomen. Regards. Karl

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Subject: Please Identify (Hawaii)
Location: Waialua, Hawaii
June 23, 2014 1:26 pm
Aloha BugMan,
Recently while we were helping clear a trail in Hawaii on the North Shore on the island of Oahu we came across this bug – as none of us have seen it before we were wondering if you could help identify it? It appears to us as if it were a hybrid of a cockroach + ant + caterpillar visually.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Signature: Tiffany K.

Kiawa Roundheaded Borers

Kiawa Roundheaded Borers

Dear Tiffany,
Several years ago we did all the research on this Longicorn which we identified as an invasive Kiawe Roundheaded Borer,
Placosternus crinicornis.  More information is available on the Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health website.

Kiawe Round Headed Borers Mating

Kiawe Round Headed Borers Mating

Kiawe Roundheaded Borers Mating close-up

Kiawe Roundheaded Borers Mating close-up

 

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Subject: Flying insect ID
Location: Paradise, CA
June 23, 2014 5:32 pm
I’ve always wondered what these are. I almost never see them, but they make a constant buzzing sound.
Signature: Thanks, Steve

Cicada

Cicada

Hi Steve,
This is a Cicada, but we are not certain of the species.

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Subject: Can you help me identify
Location: Southeastern kentucky
June 24, 2014 3:42 pm
What is this?? Looks like a spider but it has numerous antennae so I don’t know what it is
Signature: Shelby

Bold Jumper eats Arachnid

Bold Jumper eats Arachnid

Hi Shelby,
This is a Jumping Spider in the family Salticidae, and they are considered harmless to humans.  Based on the green chelicerae and the markings, we believe your Jumping Spider is a Bold Jumper,
Phidippus audax, a highly variable species which is pictured on BugGuide.  What you have mistaken for numerous antennae are actually the legs of some Arachnid prey, perhaps a Harvestman in the order Opiliones.

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Subject: Colorful bug!
Location: Northwest Ohio
June 30, 2014 10:04 am
Hi bugman! I live in Northwest Ohio, and I found this little beauty on my hydrangea. I found it a few weeks ago around the first week of June. Found your site and thought I’d ask if you know what it is! Look forward to hearing from you! Thank you so much!
Signature: Karli Thornton

Candystriped Leafhopper

Candystriped Leafhopper

Hi Karli,
The aptly named Candystriped Leafhopper,
Graphocephala coccinea, though lovely, is not a beneficial insect.  They have mouths designed for piercing plant tissue and sucking nourishing fluids from the plants.  Some Leafhoppers are also suspected of carrying viral infections from plant to plant. 

Thanks for the info!! Sad because it’s such a pretty bug..
Karli Thornton

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Subject: Never seen before
Location: Central maine USA
June 28, 2014 8:04 pm
Found this on sons water bottle at the golf course.
Signature: sean

Clavate Tortoise Beetle

Clavate Tortoise Beetle

Dear Sean,
Both adults and larvae of the Clavate Tortoise Beetle,
Plagiometriona clavata, feed upon the leaves of plants in the family Solanaceae which includes many commonly cultivated garden plants like tomatoes, peppers and eggplant.

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