European Ground Beetle

Subject: Large Black and Blue Beauty Location: Bellingham, WA Pacific NW June 30, 2015 12:51 pm Found this fellow under a moist hanging flower basket that I had set in the shade. Beautiful large black sheened beetle with two distinct blue spots. Should have measured but over an inch I’d say. Can’t find him on … Read more

Annual Cicada

Subject: Cicada? Location: North Andover, MA June 30, 2015 12:48 pm I’ve never actually seen a cicada. I thought they were a southern bug that came out in big numbers every certain number of years. We are in MA and this little guy was on our screen door. Is it a cicada? Signature: Maggie Dear … Read more

Spotted Tussock Moth

Subject: Moth ID Location: Prince Rupert, B.C. Canada June 30, 2015 1:43 pm This moth was seen in Prince Rupert, B.C. Canada on May 24, 2015 If you know it’s name I’d be so happy! Thanks Signature: Thank you…Clees Dear Clees, At first we thought this was a Hickory Tussock Moth, but according to BugGuide:  … Read more

Clearwing Sesiid Moth from Poland

Subject: Mysterious bug Location: Warsaw, Poland June 14, 2015 1:18 pm I found this insect, and it looked really cool. I tried searching for what it could be, but I couldn’t find anything! Do you know what this bug could be?? Signature: Jan Szenk Dear Jan, This is a wasp-mimic Clearwing Moth in the family … Read more

Atlantic Purseweb Spider

Subject: Red legged purse web? Location: Clarksville VA June 14, 2015 7:22 pm Is this a red legged purse web? Am from FL and have never seen one. (Saw last week) bLike a spider on steroids! He (she?) was crossing the street at a state park in clarksville, VA, so fast that i couldn’t get … Read more