Crane Fly

Subject: Unknown bug Location: St Paul inside kitchen December 31, 2014 1:20 pm Dead of winter in St Paulwhen this creature appears on the kitchen floor barely able to fly to the wall but he does! Body an inch long and Beautiful variegated wings…what is it? Signature: Frankie Dear Frankie, This harmless insect is a … Read more

Grasshopper from Argentina

Subject: Question about animal Location: Argentina, Córdoba December 30, 2014 6:54 am Hi, Bugman, Thanks for your free service. I would have two questions: 1. This photo shows a great bug, but I can’t distinguish if it is a grassphoper, a cricket, or what is that. How can distinguish between a grassphoper and a cricket? … Read more

Stick Insect from Costa Rica

Subject: Mystery bug in Costa Ruca Location: La Fortuna, Lake Arenal, Costa Rica December 29, 2014 6:45 pm I photographed this beauty on an airconditioner drain pipe on the outside of our rental house in El Castillo, near La Fortuna, Costa Rica yesterday. It was about 5 inches long. Signature: Peter Lewis Dear Peter, This … Read more

Western Bluebird eats Cutworm

Subject: What is this Western Bluebird eating? Location: 40º18’14,10″N, 121º52’22.43″W December 29, 2014 1:16 pm Dear Bugpersons, I photographed a Western Bluebird as it foraged with conspecifics in a huge oak woodland in Northern California at 783 meters elevation. It carried a larvalike thing onto the road surface and proceeded to whack it to death! … Read more