American Carrion Beetle

Subject: unusual beetle Location: Western Harford County, MD, USA September 29, 2015 1:13 pm Hi! We found this fella a few days ago on our deck at our home in Harford County, MD. Hadn’t seen one like it before- and haven’t been able to ID it! Thanks! Signature: Bob and Susan Dear Bob and Susan, … Read more

Luna Moth

Subject: Luna Moth Location: Aurora, IL September 29, 2015 9:11 pm Found this guy outside my work. It was a windy day today and he was on his back trying struggling to get back on his feet. I took it upon my self to help him out and got him back on his feet. But … Read more

Mole Cricket

Subject: what is this bug? Location: Morgan County, Tennessee September 28, 2015 10:08 pm We caught this inside a metal processing plant in East Tennessee. Can you identify it please? Signature: Kent a. Warren Dear Kent, This is a Mole Cricket, a subterranean insect that uses its powerful front legs to dig beneath the surface.  … Read more


Subject: What kind of spider is this? Location: Southern California September 29, 2015 12:32 am We live in the mountains of Southern California, and this was outside our front door this morning. I am having a hard time figuring out what it is. It is probably 1.5-2″ in diameter. Signature: Shannon Dear Shannon, This is … Read more

Passalid Beetle

Subject: Beetle Location: South Carolina September 28, 2015 11:36 am I need to know what kind of beetle I found in the woods of South Carolina during September please. Will you figure it out? Signature: Lucas Prickett Dear Lucas, This is a Bess Beetle or Passalid Beetle, a species that lives in rotted wood.  According … Read more