Katydid Eggs

Subject: Arrival? Location: Los Angeles February 27, 2017 7:37 pm At first glance from a distance I thought the subject of the attached photo was some sort of caterpillar hanging out on the corner of a gate post in our backyard. But when it didn’t move I got a closer look and found what appears … Read more

House Centipede

Subject: What’s this bug?!!! Location: Virginia February 26, 2017 3:39 pm Asking for a frightened friend. Need to assure her, she can come down from the chair. Signature: Jeffrey Maxim Dear Jeffrey, The House Centipede is one of our most frequent identification requests.  Though they are predators and they possess venom, we do not consider … Read more

Woodlouse Hunter

Subject: Spider Location: Derby, Kansas, USA February 23, 2017 10:06 pm This little dude came out of our fireplace! I just want to make sure he’s not poisonous. Signature: Natalie Dear Natalie, Firewood is often brought indoors with small critters hidden under bark and in cracks.  We believe that is how this Woodlouse Hunter, Dysdera … Read more

Imperial Moth Pupa

Subject: Moth Pupa? Location: Central Virginia February 24, 2017 5:36 am Hello, Bugman! Been a big fan of your site for several years now, friend in my Master Gardners group told me about your site. Great work you are doing! I found this gigantic pupa on the ground after pruning some Mountain Laurel on our … Read more

Mating Small Flower Chafers from South Africa

Subject: Kirstenbosch Bug Location: Kirstenbosch National Botanic Gardens February 26, 2017 10:17 am I write a wildlife blog with photos I’ve taken from my travels. I want to properly identify these mating bugs so I can present correct information on their breeding habits, lifestyle, etc. This photo was taken at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens in … Read more