Mexican Damselflies

Subject: unidentified damselfly Location: Mexico, see text January 30, 2015 4:48 am During a 5 week trip in southern Mexico in Dec-Jan 2014-15, I had the opportunity to photograph quite a large a number of insects. Among those that I haven’t been able to identify yet is this damselfly, probably an Argia species. The first … Read more

Spider Wasp from South Africa

Subject: Insect identification South Africa Location: wellington, western cape, South Africa January 30, 2015 12:16 am Hi there, we found this insect on the farm that we live on in the western cape. It appears that he kills spiders larger than himself and then carries them away to eat. He has very long legs. Please … Read more

Orbweaver from UK may be Garden Spider

Subject: Weird Orange Spider UK Location: Cambridge, UK January 29, 2015 1:22 am I found this in our outside covered pool. It is held pretty warm in their all year round. Took some pics and tried to locate what it was but no idea. Signature: James Sore Hi James, This is an Orbweaver in the … Read more

Potato Ladybird Beetle from South Africa

Subject: Interesting ladybug from Johannesburg Location: Northern Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa January 29, 2015 5:24 am Hello, I head the Eco-Schools initiative from HeronBridge College in Johannesburg, South Africa. We have started an initiative at the school called “Wild HeronBridge”. The aim is to compile lists of the creatures that share our space so we … Read more

Click Beetle

Subject: New insect on our land in Patagonian Chile Location: Aisen, Patagonian Chile January 28, 2015 12:55 pm This bug appeared on our ,and today and are wondering what it is. We live in Aisen, Patagonian Chile. Signature: Paul Coleman Dear Paul, This is a gorgeous Click Beetle in the family Elateridae, a group characterized … Read more