Mating Bordered Plant Bugs

Subject: Mystery bug ID Location: SW Washington, Pacific County May 26, 2016 1:57 am These bugs showed up in our area last year for the first time. It has been suggested that they are box elder bugs, but they do not look like photos of box elder bugs. Can you help ID them? Signature: valleygirl … Read more

American Lady Caterpillar

Subject: Caterpillar Location: Davidson County, NC May 25, 2016 6:58 am Hi, bugman! Can you help ID this caterpillar? I’ve looked at many pictures today and can’t find it. Thank you! Signature: Donna Dear Donna, We had to scroll through quite a few Brush Footed Butterfly Caterpillars before we identified your American Lady Caterpillar, Vanessa … Read more

Thread Legged Bug

Subject: Bouncing spider? Location: 90066-2724 Mar Vista CA May 24, 2016 10:38 pm My brother noticed this bug on a chunk of wood from the wood pile. We thought it was a spider. He didn’t dart around at all, just mostly bounce up and down. What is it? Signature: Bouncing Bug This appears to be … Read more

Female Rainbow Scarab

Subject: Beetle identification Location: Plymouth MA May 25, 2016 5:06 am Hello. We saw this beetle in our yard and have never seen this in our area before. Do you know what this is? We live in Plymouth MA. We just found this the other day Thank you Signature: Marianne Benevides Dear Marianne, This is … Read more

Large Milkweed Bug

Subject: Unfamiliar True Bug Location: Chula Vista, California May 24, 2016 6:02 pm Hello! First I would like to say I do love this website very much and I frequently visit it for some fun! Now on to my question; in my area there are hundreds upon hundreds of Red Shouldered Bugs running around. But … Read more

Bumble Nest in Bird House

Subject: bumble bees Location: Alabama May 24, 2016 2:26 pm I seen a bumble bee flying around one of my birdhouses and I went a little closer see it. Two of them got after me and stung my right ear!! I’ve attached some photos. Signature: Jerry Lee Dear Jerry Lee, Bumble Bees frequently nest in … Read more