From the monthly archives: "November 2014"
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Subject: Caterpillar
Location: Tempe, Arizona
November 23, 2014 4:29 pm
My Kung Fu teacher found this on his grapevine!
No idea what it is…
Thanks
Signature: Mike Hutchinson

Achemon Sphinx

Achemon Sphinx

Dear Mike,
This impressive caterpillar is an Achemon Sphinx,
Eumorpha achemon, and grape is a common food plant.  You can read more about the Achemon Sphinx on the Sphingidae of the Americas site.

 

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Subject: ID please
Location: Western Cape , South Africa
November 24, 2014 7:43 am
Hi
This delightful spotted bug I saw yesterday Nov 24 (summer in South Africa). It was on a bush that is found in the fynbos. This bush was next to a large (major) dam Theewaterskloof in the Western Cape .It din’t fly but was happy to crawl over the flower and down the stem I have included a pic of the terrain
What is it please?
Rgds
Signature: Tweet

Weevil

Weevil

Dear Tweet,
This is a Weevil in the family Curculionidae and we found a similar looking individual on iSpot, but alas, it is only identified to the family level.

Hi
Thank you so much that was really quick – humble weevil aka  a snout beetle, was hoing for  new species 🙂
Warm regards

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Subject: Help identifying a cricket
Location: Ballito, Kwazulunatal, South Africa
November 22, 2014 11:10 am
Hi,
Could you please help me identify this cricket? It was very large!
Signature: Jarrod

Cricket

Raaskriek

Dear Jarrod,
Your individual looks identical to this Cricket from South Africa we posted early this year.  We never positively identified that individual.  We would check iSpot, our best site for South African identifications, but that site is currently unavailable.

Update:  Raaskriek
Now that iSpot is back online, we are pretty confident that your Cricket is a Raaskriek or Giant Burrowing Cricket in the genus
Brachytrupes.  We can also update our earlier posting with that information.

 

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Subject: what is this bug
Location: florida
November 23, 2014 1:15 pm
found in northern florida
Signature: sue

found it – Florida bark mantis, gonatista grisea

Florida Bark Mantis

Florida Bark Mantis

Dear Sue,
Your identification is correct.  Just three days ago we posted another image of a Florida Bark Mantid.

 

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Subject: big bug?

Location: far east gippsland
November 23, 2014 3:12 pm
another job for the bugman
Signature: Az

Double Headed Hawkmoth Caterpillar

Double Headed Hawkmoth Caterpillar

Dear Az,
Despite lacking a horn which is typical of the Hornworms in the family Sphingidae, we thought that this looked like a Hawkmoth Caterpillar, and we were correct.  We quickly identified it as the caterpillar of a Double Headed Hawkmoth,
Coequosa triangularis, which is pictured on the Butterfly House website where it states:  “This is Australia’s largest Hawk Moth” and “Its real head is an orange conical structure, but on its tail are two large raised black knobs. These look like a pair of large eyes, so that an observer or predator finds it difficult to determine which end is actually the head, hence its common name.”

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Subject: What kind of bug is this?
Location: Farmington, Mo
November 22, 2014 8:45 pm
What kind of bug is this?
Signature: What kind of bug is this?

Bed Bug

Bed Bug

This looks to us like a Bed Bug.

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