Luna Moth Dies in Virginia

Subject: Luna moth Location: Wytheville VA mountains August 31, 2015 2:59 pm This beauty was on our car bumper when we overnighted in Wytheville VA in early August. I thought it was so beautiful. I’d never seen one before. Unfortunately it was injured, missing 1 antenna. It was barely moving when I placed it on … Read more

Bagworm Cocoon

Subject:  Pinecone-like Cocoon Location:  Jacksonville, FL August 27, 2015 Hi Bugman, Today I found this 2 1/2″ long cocoon on a cedar tree.  It’s a brilliantly designed and constructed little pinecone-like structure. (It also reminds me of a log cabin.) Would you please identify it for me? Thank you, L Welch Dear L Welch, This … Read more

Oval St. Andrew’s Cross Spider from Sri Lanka

Subject: Identify a spider Location: Gonagaldeniya, sri lanka. August 30, 2015 8:33 am Dear bugman, i want to identify this spider. He lived under the roof of our house. We are in the wet zone. And sri lanka is a tropical counrty. He builds a strong and sticky web.. Thank you! Signature: Tharindu Dilshan Dear … Read more

Female Black Horse Fly

Subject: Huge fly out cicada? Location: NW Iowa August 30, 2015 8:26 pm Found this sitting outside camper in Iowa and got a picture after the wife freaked out. Is this a horse fly? Signature: Curious in Iowa Dear Curious in Iowa, Because of the spacing between the eyes, one can tell that this Black … Read more

Wolf Spider with Egg Sac

Subject: I love this spider in PA Location: Skippack, PA August 30, 2015 6:36 pm I saw the spider while I was out jogging and I have never seen anything like it. I am in Pennsylvania not far from Philadelphia, in the suburbs you may say near a wooded area. It looks like it was … Read more