From the yearly archives: "2016"

Subject: A bug came out of my nose!!!
Location: Southern California
December 18, 2015 9:39 am
I blew my nose and this little tiny bug ant size probably smaller came out of my nose! Its winter time and its crazy cold in southern Cali nothing normal about this cold weather in 2015 . I have a window open next to my bed but there is a screen. This happened when I woke up.
Signature: Bugs in my nose

Carpet Beetle Larva, perhaps

Carpet Beetle Larva, perhaps

This looks to us like a Carpet Beetle Larva from the genus Anthrenus, though it seems to be lacking hair.  That may be the result of being blown out of your nose.  Though Carpet Beetle Larvae are a common household pest, we cannot fathom why it was in your nose.  Perhaps you just inhaled it while sleeping.  Carpet Beetle Larvae are often found in beds.  See this BugGuide image for comparison.

Subject: What is this??
Location: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
December 12, 2015 2:05 pm
I dug up this bug in the dirt and I have no clue what it is and I have never seen it before. What is this?
Signature: Daniel

Imperial Moth Pupa

Imperial Moth Pupa

Dear Daniel,
This is a moth pupa, and we believe it is an Imperial Moth Pupa.  Many species of moths pass the winter as pupae, and many of those pupate underground.  The Imperial Moth Caterpillar dug beneath the surface of the soil to metamorphose, and in the spring the adult Imperial Moth will emerge.  Now that you have dug this individual up, you have to decide what to do to have it survive.  You can place it in a container with some loose dirt and keep it in a sheltered location that is unheated, like a screened porch or garage.  Hopefully your individual will survive the winter.  As we are preparing for a holiday trip, we are postdating submissions to go live while we are away, and we are tagging your submission as the Bug of the Month for January 2016 because we feel this is an appropriate species to represent the cold months of winter.