From the daily archives: "Tuesday, April 12, 2016"

Subject: Eggs on underside of parsley leaf
Location: Gary, IN
April 12, 2016 9:06 am
Hello, Bugman:
Have you any idea what insect would put these eggs on this parsley leaf? Thank you.
Mary Ann Sumner
Signature: Mary Ann

Stink Bug Eggs

Stink Bug Eggs

Dear Mary Ann,
Our money is on these being Stink Bug Eggs, but we cannot say for certain which species.  Here is a relatively similar looking clutch of eggs from BugGuide.

Thank you, Daniel.  I was cutting parsley leaves to add to a salad dressing and luckily spotted them before I whizzed them in the blender.  I guess I could say I almost ate them :-}    . . .  and it probably wouldn’t have been a first.
I posted the pic on Facebook and it created quite a stir.
Thanks, again.
Mary Ann

Subject: Hornworm
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
April 12, 2016 4:53 am
Hello
I found my cat playing now with this worm/caterpillar thing and I don’t know what it is. It makes a clicking noise and lifts in horn when I touch it with something.
Please let me know what this is?
Thanks!
Signature: Regards Shae Turner

Death's Head Hawkmoth Caterpillar

Death’s Head Hawkmoth Caterpillar

Dear Shae,
This is a more atypical coloration for a Death’s Head Hawkmoth Caterpillar.  Most individual are yellow and green.

Subject: Caterpillar identification
Location: Cape Town South Africa
April 11, 2016 1:39 am
Hi there. We have found 5 of these caterpillars eating our star jasmine in april in Cape Town South Africa.
Could you please identify them for us so that we can find out what moth/butterfly hey turn into for our home schooling class.
It is about 70mm long.
See attached photos.
Many thanks paige,Matt and Scott
Signature: Letter not vital

Death's Head Hawkmoth Caterpillar

Death’s Head Hawkmoth Caterpillar

Dear Paige, Matt and Scott,
Your images of a Death’s Head Hawkmoth Caterpillar,
Acherontia atropos, are wonderful.  Though we have no shortage of this species from South Africa on our site, the coloring on your individual is especially bold and it matches this iSpot image.  The common name refers to the skull-like pattern on the thorax of the adult Death’s Head Hawkmoth.

Death's Head Hawkmoth Caterpillar

Death’s Head Hawkmoth Caterpillar

Death's Head Hawkmoth Caterpillar

Death’s Head Hawkmoth Caterpillar

Subject: Small brown bug
Location: Dallas, tx
April 10, 2016 7:24 pm
We found this bug in our house and are stumped. What is it?
Signature: Greg

Treehopper

Treehopper

Dear Greg,
This is a Treehopper in the family Membracidae, and we believe, based on BugGuide images, that it is in the genus
Cyrtolobus.

Subject: Bug in my bathroom
Location: Tomball, TX
April 11, 2016 6:54 pm
Can you identify this? I’m a bugophile but I’ve never seen this one. I don’t know if I should just let it wander around in my bathroom/house.
Signature: Becky S

Probably Coreid Bug Hatchling

Probably Coreid Bug Hatchling

Dear Becky,
This is a newly hatched True Bug in the suborder Heteroptera, and we believe it is most likely a Leaf Footed Bug in the family Coreidae, but hatchlings can be very difficult to conclusively identify.

Subject: Moth looking like a bee?
Location: Pearcedale, Victoria, Australia
April 12, 2016 2:19 am
Hello! This lepidopteran was found in Pearcedale, Victoria, Australia on April 12th 2016 in the Autumn. Looks like a moth but I am having troubles getting an ID from searching the internet. Could you please help?
Signature: Caity

Unknown Moth

Boisduval’s Autumn Moth

Dear Caity,
Despite looking at hundreds of images on Butterfly House, we have not had any luck identifying your distinctively marked, newly eclosed moth.  Perhaps one of our readers will have better luck than we have had.

Unknown Moth

Boisduval’s Autumn Moth

Update:  April 12, 2016
Thanks to a comment from Cesar Crash who brought our attention to a Boisduval’s Autumn Moth posting on our site as well as on Butterfly House, we now have an identification.

Thank you for your efforts, I have since had some luck online with finding an id: Boisduval’s Autumn Moth (Oenosandra boisduvallii) – a newly emerged female before her wings have expanded 🙂

Karl also provides an ID with a link to our own archives.
Hi Daniel and Caity:
It looks like a Boisduval’s Autumn Moth (Oenosandra boisduvalii). You actually have it in your archive from a year ago, posted by Furry moth lover. Regards, Karl