Australian Cockroach in Kent, UK

Subject: can you identyfy this large beetle Location: hythe, kent February 28, 2015 2:08 pm Dear all We found this bug in our bathroom , running down the door. Can you help with his identity Thanks Grant Signature: G West Dear Grant, At first we were going to send a brief response that this is … Read more

Possibly Seed Bug Nymphs

Subject: hemipteran nymph Location: Valley View, South Australia February 27, 2015 9:58 pm I found thousands of tiny bugs climbing my back fence from the ground upwards this morning and wondered what they were. I took the attached micrograph using a USB microscope. The background grid is 5mm squares Signature: Geoff Smith Hi Geoff, Since … Read more

Narcissus Bulb Fly

Subject: Bee? Fly? Friend or Foe? Location: TN February 27, 2015 8:47 am I’m hoping someone can help me identify this bug. I’ve found 3 of them thus far. They appear to have been created in my large pot of amaryllis that I drag indoors and outdoors each year. Last fall, I quit watering the … Read more

Raspy Cricket from Australia

Subject: Strange bug Location: Pyramid hill, Victoria, 3575, Australia February 28, 2015 7:34 am I have never seen anything like it! This bug looks like a bug cream coloured wasp! Please help me identify it… By the way i am in Australia, Victoria, Pyramid hill. Signature: Abi Dear Abi, This is a harmless female Katydid, … Read more

Death’s Head Hawkmoth Caterpillar from South Africa

Subject: Caterpillar Location: Johannesburg, South Africa February 27, 2015 3:44 am We found this caterpillar in our garden today -late summer in Johannesburg, South Africa. I have never seen anything like it. Would love to know what it is. Many thanks! Signature: Elizabeth Dear Elizabeth, Though you may have never seen one before, the Death’s … Read more

Violet Carpenter Bee

Subject: bug in the algarve, portugal Location: lagos, portugal February 26, 2015 12:02 pm Hi, i found this in the mouth of my four month old puppy this morning, just wondering if it dangerous? Signature: clare curry Hi, have managed to find out, it is a violet flower bee Dear Clare, Though you have identified … Read more