From the monthly archives: "July 2016"
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Subject: Butterfly
Location: philippines
July 27, 2016 12:18 am
May i ask the Family/Genus of this butterfly if that is ok;) coz i like to collect pupa of butterflies and excited to see what it looks like as it emerge…thanks…
Signature: karyl

Common Jay Chrysalis

Common Jay Chrysalis

Dear Karyl,
This butterfly is in the family Papilionidae a group that includes swallowtails, birdwings and Apollos.  We believe we have correctly identified your butterfly as a Common Jay,
Arisbe doson gyndes, thanks to images posted to the Philippine Lepidoptera site.  Insect Designs also has a nice image. 

Common Jay

Common Jay

thank you so much for the identification;)

Common Jay ventral surface

Common Jay ventral surface

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Subject: Newly hatched Cicada
Location: Salisbury, NC
July 29, 2016 12:21 pm
Took this photo a few years ago, still one of my favorites. Thought you’d enjoy seeing it.
Signature: Heidi C.

Brood XIX Periodical Cicada

Brood XIX Periodical Cicada

Dear Heidi,
According to the file data, this image was taken on May 9, 2011 at 11:50 AM.  That makes this Periodical Cicada a member of Brood XIX, or the Great Southern Brood, according to USA Today.  This brood has a 13 year cycle, as opposed to the 17 year cycle of more northern broods.  Also, it appears that the lower creature in your image is a nymph that has not yet molted, and not an empty exuvia.  Earlier this year, we sent out a request for images of Brood V Periodical Cicadas, but alas, none were submitted.

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Subject: What is this scary thing?
Location: West cape may
July 30, 2016 10:44 am
This picture was taken in west cape may today.
Signature: Lynda

Male Summer Fishfly

Male Summer Fishfly

Dear Lynda,
This looks like a harmless male Summer Fishfly to us.

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Subject: is this a cicada?
Location: Ankeny Iowa
July 30, 2016 8:56 am
Found this on our girls little play house this morning. Was wondering if this so sort of a cicada and if it’s harmful or not?
Signature: adanlifer

Cicada Metamorphosis

Cicada Metamorphosis

Dear Adanlifer,
Your image has captured the Metamorphosis of an Annual Cicada.  Nymphs live underground for several years, and when they are nearing maturity, they dig to the surface and molt one final time before flying off as winged adult Annual Cicadas.

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Subject: green bug
Location: tacoma wa
July 30, 2016 7:25 am
my kids found this bug on our car. I never seen anything like it before. would like to know what it is a where it comes from.
it was found in Tacoma, WA.
Signature: uncle4x4

Immature Male Drumming Katydid

Immature Male Drumming Katydid

Dear uncle4x4,
The Drumming Katydid,
Meconema thalassinum, is a native insect in eastern North America, but it has been introduced into your part of the country.  The individual in your image is an immature male Drumming Katydid, which you can verify by comparing your image to this BugGuide image.  Adults, like the one in this BugGuide image, have wings and females have an ovipositor.

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Subject: Swiss alpine bug at 4000m altitude
Location: Swiss Alps
July 30, 2016 1:08 am
What interesting bug did I see at 4000m/13000ft altitude on rocks in the Swiss alps? The pic is of the back end of the bug as it was very quick to get away. It jumped with a distinctive flicking motion in which it arched it’s back up and down. Reminiscent of a shrimp and silverfish. Pic taken at midday on 29th July 2016, in sunshine, air temperature probably 5 degrees C.
Signature: Ash

Bristletail

Jumping Bristletail

Dear Ash,
We believe this is a Jumping Bristletail in the family Machilidae, a group of insects that are quite similar to Silverfish.  According to BugGuide, a North American site, the habitat is:  “outdoor grassy or wooded environments: under bark, in leaf litter, rock crevices, or under stones; not normally found in homes, does not breed indoors, and not considered a pest.”  Here is a very similar looking image from Alamy

Awesome! Thank you so much for your story response.
Best.

 

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