Banana Stalk Fly from Australia

Subject: What bugs are these? Location: Cairns, QLD, Australia December 3, 2016 7:11 am Found these in my yard. Signature: CE Dear CE, Like another of your submitted images, we believe this is a Stilt Legged Fly in the family Micropezidae, but unlike the previous image, we have not been successful in finding any matching … Read more

Western Boxelder Bug

Subject: What’s that bug? Location: Northeast California, USA November 29, 2016 11:47 am Theis big is found in Northeastern California, USA. They are about 1/2 to 3/4 inches in length. Brown/black in color with red-orange marking I got along their backs. They can fly but not far and as they fly the open wings reveal … Read more

Possibly Signal Fly from Australia

Subject: What bugs are these? Location: Cairns, QLD, Australia December 3, 2016 7:11 am Found these in my yard. Signature: CE Dear CE, We believe this is a Signal Fly in the family Platystomatidae based on this BugGuide image of a member of the genus Rivellia.  According to BugGuide they are found:  “worldwide, incl. most … Read more

Rove Beetle from Borneo

Subject: What is this bug? Location: Borneo December 13, 2016 8:14 am Hey Bugman, On a recent trip to Borneo we came across this funky bug. Very praying mantis in its stance, but flies like some sort of wasp. Super cool creature that we spent about 30mins watching as it waited for ants or flys … Read more

Stilt Legged Fly from Australia

Subject: What bugs are these? Location: Cairns, QLD, Australia December 3, 2016 7:11 am Found these in my yard. Signature: CE Dear CE, This is a Stilt Legged Fly in the family Micropezidae, and we are quite confident we have identified it as the Black Stilt Legged Fly, Mimegralla australica, thanks to the Brisbane Insect … Read more