Thick-Jawed Orbweaver

Subject:  What kind of spider is this (if, indeed, it is a spider) Geographic location of the bug:  Northern Illinois Date: 09/30/2017 Time: 02:59 PM EDT This critter has been hanging out on our back sliding door. How you want your letter signed:  Just curious… Dear Just curious, Based on this BugGuide image, we are … Read more

Mating Cotton Stainers

Subject:  Bug that looks like it’s in a Marching Band Geographic location of the bug:  Clearwater Florida Date: 09/29/2017 Time: 03:08 PM EDT Hi Bugman I shot this COOL! looking bug yesterday. It looks like it’s in a Marching Band Outfit. Would it be possible for you to identify for me? Thanks Again Very Much! … Read more

Black Ground Bug

Subject:  Is this a bed bug? Kinda looks like one. Geographic location of the bug:  Clinton township, Michigan Date: 09/30/2017 Time: 02:15 PM EDT Been getting bug bites once in awhile not sure if they are mosquito bites, because it’s only one at a time. Thinking the worst bed bugs. I haven’t been sleeping in … Read more

Termite

Subject:  Unidentified bug Los Angeles Geographic location of the bug:  Inside home Los Angeles CA Date: 09/29/2017 Time: 02:32 PM EDT I cant seem to identify this bug.  I saw  crawling on my couch How you want your letter signed:  Kat Dear Kat, This is a Termite, probably an alate that has lost its wings.

Carpenter Bee from South Africa

Subject:  Carpenter Bee? Geographic location of the bug:  Thabazimbi, Limpopo Province, South Africa Date: 09/29/2017 Time: 03:05 AM EDT I cam across this cheerful fellow in the garden and my first thought was that it is a bumble bee, but according to Wikipedia bumble bees are not found in Southern Africa. I then had a … Read more

Antlion

Subject:  Flying insect covered in white hairs Geographic location of the bug:  Southeast Florida Date: 09/30/2017 Time: 08:09 AM EDT I’ve been living in Florida all my life but this is a first. I did not kill it or disturb it.I just took a picture it.I was at a park and it was resting on … Read more