From the monthly archives: "November 2014"
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Subject: cool moth
Location: Manila, Philippines
November 30, 2014 11:29 am
Hi bugman! Saw this inside my room. I wonder if it is harmful or not.
Signature: Daryll

Green Pergasa Hawkmoth

Green Pergasa Hawkmoth

Dear Daryll,
We quickly identified your harmless Hawkmoth as a Green Pergasa Hawkmoth,
Pergasa acteus, thanks to the Sphingidae of the Eastern Palaearctic website.

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Subject: Orthoptera
Location: South Namibia
November 30, 2014 10:34 am
This big insect (about 6 cm) was dead and injured (in october).
Signature: visitor

Armored Ground Cricket

Armored Ground Cricket

Dear visitor,
This is an Armored Ground Cricket or Armored Bush Cricket, a type of flightless Katydid, most likely in the subfamily Tettigoniinae.  Some South African species are known as Koringkriek.
  We have not been able to locate any images online that look like your individual.  The Little Kulala Lodge website has some individuals pictured.  We will attempt to contact Katydid expert Piotr Naskrecki to see if he can give us a more specific identification.

Piotr Naskrecki provides species identification:  Acanthoproctus cervinus
Hi Daniel,
This is Acanthoproctus cervinus (Tettigoniidae: Hetrodinae), a species common in Namibia and the Western part of South Africa.  It is one of the species that defend themselves by squirting blood from their spiracles at the attacker (but are of course harmless).
Cheers,
Piotr

Ed. NOte:  We found a matching image on FlickR that indicates the common name is Koringkriek.

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Subject: Spider in Georgia
Location: Powder Springs Ga.
November 27, 2014 11:26 am
Hello,
Thank you in advance, for any assistance you may provide in identifying the spider in the photo.
Spider was spotted outside on a deck, November 24th or 25th.
Weather was mild, approx. 50 – 60 degrees.
Thanks again..
Sincerely
Jim J
Powder Springs, Ga.
Signature: Jim J. Powder Springs, Ga

Pumpkin Spider

Pumpkin Spider

Dear Jim J.,
Pumpkin Spiders, an orange color variety of the Marbled Orbweaver, are a common autumnal sighting on our site.

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Subject: Tiny insect found on floor
Location: Ukiah, California
November 27, 2014 12:25 pm
I found this insect I believe to be a treehopper, but I am not too sure.I do not have the best of cameras, but I hope you can identify this.
Signature: I like bugs

Spittlebug

Spittlebug

In our opinion, this looks like a Spittlebug or Froghopper in the family Cercopidae.  According to BugGuide:  “Spittlebug: nymphs surround themselves with a frothy mass that resembles spittle.”  You may have noticed the spittle masses on plants in the area.

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Subject: What is this bug??
Location: San Angelo, Texas
November 28, 2014 11:54 pm
I live in West Texas, and this little guy was making a HORRIFICALLY loud continuous chirping sound for hours until we found him. Can you identify it for us?
Signature: Delilah

Thermometer Cricket

Thermometer Cricket

Dear Delilah,
Though you letter is not clear about the specific location, we are speculating that based on the information you provided that this Snowy Tree Cricket was found inside the home, hence the rigorous and lengthy search.  Snowy Tree Crickets are found in much of North America.  Snowy Tree Crickets are also known as Thermometer Crickets.  Charles Hogue, in his landmark book Insects of the Los Angeles Basin writes that you can tell the temperature in degrees Fahrenheit “if one counts the number of chirps in 13 seconds and adds 40.”  According to BugGuide:  “These are the crickets you hear in movies and on TV when they want to show that it’s out in nature and very quiet.”  Lowering the thermostat will slow the chirping.

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Subject: greeny and seahorse nose bug
Location: bekasi, indonesia
November 30, 2014 7:11 am
Hello..
i found this bug on my bed..
fly quite fast and about 1 cm long
Mr Bugman.. what is this ? 🙂
Signature: tm

Free Living Hemipteran

Free Living Hemipteran

Dear tm,
This is some species of Free Living Hemipteran, probably a Treehopper or Leafhopper.  We will attempt to locate some matching images online.  Your description is very appropriate.

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