Toe-Biter on a bed of nails

Subject: What’s this?! Location: Penticton bc Canada October 27, 2015 10:49 am Hi! My boyfriend recently found this gigantic bug of some sort… Hoping you can help us figure out what it is! Signature: Jenn Dear Jenn, That Toe-Biter looks almost like a Centipede with those nails resembling too many legs for an insect.  We … Read more

Tersa Sphinx Caterpillar

Subject: What’s this insect? Location: Homosassa, Florida, United States October 27, 2015 10:58 am Hi. I found this ‘creature’ in my back yard by my deck. Can you identify it? I’m in Homosassa. Many thanks. Melanie Ragaller Dear Melanie, This is a Tersa Sphinx Caterpillar, a species that is fond of feeding on Penta, a … Read more

Wheel Bug

Subject: What’s this bug? Location: Virginia Beach Virginia October 27, 2015 8:01 am Tia is sitting on a sculpture on my back deck. We live in an agricultural area. Our lot is 3 wooded acres. 10 /27 Signature: Ginny Dear Ginny, This is a Wheel Bug, a species of Assassin Bug.  Wheel Bugs are among … Read more

Two Brazilian Tiger Moths

Subject: Two Tiger moths from Brazil Location: Rio Cristalino, Brazil October 27, 2015 11:57 am Hi Bugman, Here are a couple of beautiful moths which I am having trouble pinning down. They were both seen at Cristalino Jungle Lodge in lower Amazonia, Brazil. The Wasp Moth is similar to many I’ve found on the web … Read more

Veined Ctenucha Moth

Subject: Black bug with white stripes Location: near Tucson, Arizona October 27, 2015 6:53 pm The attached photo was taken October 27, 2015, about 4pm. This bug is frequently found on Ericameria laricifolia: Turpentine Bush (shown). Signature: Tucson Gardener Dear Tucson Gardener, This lovely diurnal Tiger Moth is a Veined Ctenucha, Ctenucha venosa, a species … Read more