Subject: Termite or something else? Location: Northern Iowa July 30, 2015 6:48 am I have found many of these bugs inside the house over the past week. We just moved into the house a few weeks ago. We live in northern Iowa in a town where apparently there are no termites… But these bugs look … Read more

What’s That Biting Bug???

Subject: $15 donated – I going crazeeee Location: Baltimore Maryland July 30, 2015 6:32 am Hi Bugman, I just contributed $15 to help out your site – hope you can help me beyond ID-ing them maybe treatment destruction of them I picked these two tiny MONSTERS off my ankle…tried to crush them NOPE I drowned … Read more

Western Tiger Swallowtail visits WTB?

Subject:  Western Tiger Swallowtail Location:  Mount Washington, Los Angeles, California July 31, 2015 9:46 AM Several years ago we lamented that we were not able to capture any images of the Western Tiger Swallowtails that fly around the garden.  Today we got some early morning images of this individual.  The morning haze cleared and the … Read more

What’s in the Tea Cup???? An Earwig

Subject: Long earwig-like thing Location: Somerset, UK July 30, 2015 12:44 am Hello! I was wondering if you could help, no one here seems to know and I can’t find this insect in any ‘common British insects’ books. I’m in England, I was just about to finish the last gulp of my tea when I … Read more

Bristle Fly from Australia

Subject: Can you please name my bug Location: Mandurah Western Australia July 28, 2015 1:25 pm Can you please identify this little fly Thank you Tracey Marinkovic Signature: Just a name Dear Tracey, We are more than prepared to supply you with a response, and we hope you respond to our questions as well.  This … Read more

Dragonfly from Israel

Subject: What dragonfly is this Location: Nazareth, Israel July 28, 2015 12:01 pm Help me identify this Signature: Raed Dear Raed, Wow, we just responded as an anagram.  We believe this may be a Southern Darter, Sympetrum meridionale, based on this Getty Images posting.  We don’t read French, but there appears to be some information … Read more