House Centipede from South Africa

Subject: Unknown centipede?? Location: Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa April 28, 2016 10:41 pm I found this insect in my bath in Bloemfontein in the Free State, South Africa. It has 12 legs on a side with antena on both sides of its body. The head is on the side with the shorter legs. . … Read more

Harvestman from Chile

Subject: Prehistoric looking spider Location: Santiago, Chile April 28, 2016 5:35 am Dear bugman: I found this in my house… Is it a harvestman spider? Signature: Freaked mom Dear Freaked Mom, This is a harmless Harvestman in the order Opiliones.  They are not venomous.

European Hornet

Subject: Big bee/wasp Location: South central indiana April 28, 2016 7:40 pm We had this big bee/wasp fly into our home. It almost was if he was drunk. He would fly into a corner than crash to the ground. Then lay for a few minute. Get up and fly for ten seconds then crash. We … Read more

Silver Argiope from Brazil

Subject: Someone recognize? Location: Rio, Brazil April 26, 2016 11:05 pm Someone recognize this spider ? Signature: Assaf Dear Assaf, This gorgeous spider looks to us like a North American species, the Silver Argiope, and there is a matching image of the ventral view on BugGuide.  According to Corbis Images, the Silver Argiope, Argiope argentata, … Read more

Probably Pleasing Fungus Beetle Exuviae on Douglas Fir in Colorado

Subject: Help Identify Location: Colorado April 28, 2016 1:56 pm found these on a few mature Douglas fir. Signature: John Dear John, These are the exuviae or shed exoskeletons of some unknown insect.  We will continue to research their identity. Update May 4, 2016:  Introducing our new intern Bennett Several weeks ago, we received an … Read more

Ceanothus Silkmoth

Subject: moth Location: southern oregon April 27, 2016 11:32 pm Dear Burman, I see this moth all the time and would love to know what it is. I thought it was a polphemus but the eyes are placed wrong… Thank you Signature: Jessica Hulsey Dear Jessica, This gorgeous moth is a Ceanothus Silkmoth, a west … Read more