Immature Scentless Plant Bugs

Subject:  What is this bug? Geographic location of the bug:  North Carolina Date: 12/27/2017 Time: 06:59 PM EDT My nephew found this bug and is very curious about it. How you want your letter signed:  Deanna Money Dear Deanna, These immature Scentless Plant Bugs, Niesthrea louisianica, have no species specific common name.  They are frequently … Read more

Giant Asian Mantis from Hawaii

Subject:  Praying mantis Geographic location of the bug:  Oahu, Hawaii,  USA Date: 12/29/2017 Time: 12:57 AM EDT Hello I was wondering what type of mantis these are. I have searched your website and haven’t found it exactly. Using google images I’ve determined it is in the hierodula genus but not the exact species. In the … Read more

Oil Beetle

Subject:  Ant or wasp family? Geographic location of the bug:  Ludlow, Vermont Date: 12/16/2017 Time: 03:27 PM EDT Curious as to what this is, having never seeing one before! How you want your letter signed:  Gary Stevens Dear Gary, Though many folks mistake them for queen ants, this is actually an Oil Beetle in the … Read more

Jumping Spider

Subject:  what kind of jumping spider is this? Geographic location of the bug:  Mt Hamilton, Santa Clara County, CA Date: 11/28/2017 Time: 10:33 PM EDT Found this cutie on my car after a stop near a marshy lake in July. Pretty sure it’s a jumping spider (they have the BEST faces!), but one I’m not … Read more

Two Spotted Stink Bug

Subject:  What is this? Geographic location of the bug:  North Dakota Date: 12/16/2017 Time: 08:28 PM EDT We found this bug in our dogs water dish. Can you please tell me what it might be? How you want your letter signed:  Alisha Dear Alisha, This distinctively marked insect is a Two Spotted Stink Bug, which … Read more