From the monthly archives: "October 2016"
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Subject: Strange insect
Location: Kent, UK
October 29, 2016 4:45 am
Hi Bugman,
I found this on a brick wall in Kent, UK, end of October.
I have never seen anything like it before, are you able to identify it?
Many thanks,
Signature: Mikey

Harvestman

Harvestman

Dear Mikey,
This is not an insect.  This Harvestman is an Arachnid in the order Opiliones.  Sometimes called Daddy-Long-Legs, they are often confused with Spiders, but unlike Spiders they do not have venom.  They are considered harmless.

Hi Daniel,
Thanks for the info!
Kind regards,
Mikey Moore

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Subject: SoCal larvae
Location: Los Angeles, ca
October 27, 2016 11:53 am
Hi- i’m in i’m in Silverlake Los Angeles, ca. This is on the wall of my veranda. It’s a cluster of seemingly clear eggs with tiny teeny larvae around it. It’s currently the end of October. Weather just changed to cool.
Signature: Dn

Probably Painted Tiger Moth Caterpillar Hatchlings

Probably Painted Tiger Moth Caterpillar Hatchlings

Dear Dn,
These are hatchling caterpillars and all indications are that they are Tiger Moth hatchlings.  We suspect they are Painted Tiger Moth hatchlings because we live in nearby Mount Washington and there are currently Painted Tiger Moths flying to our porch light.  Painted Tiger Moths lay clusters of eggs, frequently on walls near lights, and the caterpillars, which are general feeders known as Woolly Bears, quickly disperse.

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Subject: China bug
Location: Shanhaiguan, China
October 27, 2016 7:45 am
We saw several of these bugs in Hebei province (east of Beijing, on the coast) in early September. The body was a real eye opening red! Any ideas of species?
Signature: Su

White Cicada

White Cicada

Dear Su,
Though it is commonly called a White Cicada,
 Lycorma delicatula is actually a Fulgorid Leafhopper.  Your images are of winged adults.  We have more images in our archive of the brightly colored nymphs.

White Cicada

White Cicada

THANK YOU!  That was really helpful.  I think the pictures of the nymphs are amazing.
Su

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Subject: Tiny bug in pool in Fountain Hills AZ
Location: Fountain Hills AZ
October 27, 2016 4:59 pm
A neighbor found thousands of these tiny things floating in their pool. Here is a microscopic image 10x
Signature: Katie

Springtails

Springtails

Dear Katie,
These are Springtails.  They are benign creatures that can get very numerous, creating a nuisance when conditions are correct.  This is not the first report we have received of Springtails in a swimming pool.

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Subject: Dung Beetle
Location: Laikipia Air Base, Nanyuki, Kenya
October 27, 2016 4:27 am
Hi, Bugman.
Came across this little guy stranded on his (her?) back being attacked by ants in Nanyuki, Kenya. After flipping him over, he seemed determined to either stamp on the ants or crush them with his head. Retribution was his!
Signature: Some British Squaddie

Dung Beetle

Dung Beetle

Dear British Squaddie,
Your Dung Beetle appears to be
Scarabaeus sacer if this image on Alamy is correctly identified.

Thank you for the reply.
Chris Blakey.

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Subject: Weird stick looking bug/spider?
Location: Daniekskuil, Northern Cape
October 26, 2016 11:49 pm
Found the weird looking spider/bug looking thing early morning on my stoep.
Signature: I dont know? Advise?

Stick Insect

Stick Insect

There is not much critical detail in your image, but this appears to be a Walkingstick or Stick Insect in the order Phasmida.  You can browse iSpot for members of the order.

Good day,
Please see attached close up photos I took this morning, if it should help.
Kind regards,
Stephanie

Stick Bug or True Bug???

Stick Bug or True Bug???

Thanks for sending in more images Stephanie.  We still believe this is a Phasmid, but we would not rule out that it might be a True Bug like a Thread-Legged Bug or Water Scorpion.

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