House Centipede

Subject: What’s is this thing Location: Southern Minnesota September 29, 2014 7:34 pm I have found 3 or 4 of these rather large things in my house the past few days . Any idea what they are and how to get rid of them ? Signature: Laurynneah debois Dear Laurynneah, In our opinion, House Centipedes … Read more

Luna Moth Caterpillar ready to pupate

Subject: New Caterpillar Location: Alexandria VA September 29, 2014 8:37 am Please help us identify this species, photographed in Alexandria VA. in a suburban backyard. Signature: Paul Dunay Dear Paul, Though typically green, this Luna Moth caterpillar has turned orange because it is getting ready to pupate.  The Luna Moth Caterpillar is described on BugGuide … Read more

Striped Morning Sphinx

Subject: Striped Morning Sphinx Moth Location: Collinsville, IL September 28, 2014 6:22 pm Hanging out by our outside light… Signature: Kat D. Dear Kat, Though the common name Striped Morning Sphinx is not used as frequently as the name Whitelined Sphinx for Hyles lineata, we actually prefer the more obscure common name because it was … Read more

Bordered Patch Butterfly from Brazil is called Naranjita

Subject: orange and black butterfly Location: Pantanal, Mato Grosso Brazil September 28, 2014 8:48 pm taken in August 2014 Thanks, Bob Signature: Robert Siegel, MD, PhD Dear Bob, We initially thought that because of the pronounced labial palps, that this might be a Snout Butterfly in the subfamily Libytheinae, but we could find no similar … Read more