Prionid from Zimbabwe

Subject: Longhorn beetle Location: Philadelphia, Harare, Zimbabwe January 31, 2017 6:14 am I have narrowed down the identity of this beetle to Tithoes Confinus or Tithoes Maculatus. What do you think? Signature: Majotso Dear Majotso, We have several Prionids from Africa in our archives that we have identified as Tithoes confinus, but we would always … Read more

Possibly Flea Beetle from Zambia

Subject: Zambia Location: Zambia January 31, 2017 1:19 am Hello, I found the buck below in Sambia in vetches. Thank you very much! Signature: S. Frantz Dear S. Frantz, We believe this is some species of Flea Beetle in the tribe Alticini, a group in the Leaf Beetle family Chrysomelidae.  Your image resembles this image … Read more

Devil’s Coach Horse from Portugal

Subject: Strange bug from Portugal Location: Portugal January 30, 2017 12:44 pm Hi, bugman. Found this strange bug hanging around my backyard in Portugal, never seen one before. My cat chased it into the house. It’s nearing the end of winter now. I’m of course wondering what it is. When the cat was trying to … Read more

Mud Dauber Nest in Australia

Subject: What are these clay light shells Location: Sydney Australia January 28, 2017 8:07 pm Found these in the backyard and just wondering what they were shells of.. Signature: Cindy Dear Cindy, This is a mud nest constructed by a Wasp, probably a Mud Dauber in the genus Sceliphron based on the image posted to … Read more