Subject: household bug, a few living in my computer… nothing to worry about? Location: Oakland, California March 30, 2017 5:37 pm Hello, bugman! Thank you from the bottom of my heart … and floorboards? … for all that you’re doing to ID bugs. These little mites might be harmless, as I haven’t seen a single … Read more


Subject: What kind of bug is this? Location: Shelby County, Al March 30, 2017 8:08 pm These bugs were crawling all over over the back deck this morning. Signature: Julie K Dear Julie, We are sorry to be the bearers of bad news, but you have Termites.

Unknown Caterpillar from The Philippines

Subject: Large hairy caterpillar Location: Mindanao Philippines March 27, 2017 5:42 pm Hi! We found this caterpillar in our yard today. No one here has ever seen one before. I’m guessing it is a garden tiger caterpillar but wanted to know what you think. Thanks! Signature: Candy Dalton Dear Candy, Thanks so much for including … Read more

Giant Leopard Moth

Subject: Identify this bug. Location: Alabama March 28, 2017 4:33 pm This may be just a moth but I’ve never seen one that looks like this. Signature: Tammy Parker Dear Tammy, This is a moth, but not just any moth.  It is a Giant Leopard Moth or Eyed Tiger Moth, Hypercompe scribonia, a species that … Read more

Ebony Bugs

Subject: Tree bug Location: Austin March 29, 2017 7:51 pm Found these today in austin, tx. It is spring time. Signature: Alytown Dear Alytown, We believe these are black, adult Ebony Bugs from the family Thyreocoridae as well as immature, wingless, red nymphs.  See BugGuide for additional information, where it states:  “Shiny black, broad oval, … Read more

Aphid Wolf

Subject: California bug Location: California March 30, 2017 1:12 pm What is it? Signature: Ken Dear Ken, This is a predatory Lacewing Larva, commonly called an Aphid Wolf.  Though they are not dangerous to humans, we have received many reports from people who have been bitten, and the effects of the itchy bite can last … Read more