Ring-Legged Earwig

I’m from west central Alabama and we have been seeing these bugs around our house often could you please see if you could identify. I sent a message in on the 23 rd but have y heard back yet . I thought I’d try again. Thanks. Karen Luepnitz Dear Karen, We are sorry about the … Read more

Nasty Reader Award #13: A General Rude Comment

Subject:  Why??? Date: 12/28/2018 Time: 08:26 AM EDT Your letter to the bugman:  Why in the hell do you have a site called What’s That Bug when you don’t want to answer people asking exactly that? Pointless, flippant and plain rude. There’s nothing humorous about people suffering. I see you aren’t shy asking for donations. … Read more

Pupa of a Pink Spotted Hawkmoth

Subject:  wHATS IS THIS BUG? Geographic location of the bug:  FRANKLIN NC Date: 12/27/2018 Time: 01:46 PM EDT Your letter to the bugman:  I FOUND THIS UNDERNEATH A PIECE OF WOOD How you want your letter signed:  HOFF Dear HOFF, This is the pupa of a Sphinx Moth or Hawkmoth in the family Sphingidae.  Based … Read more

Big Legged Plant Bug

Subject:  Not sure what this bug is… Geographic location of the bug:  Kennesaw, GA Date: 12/26/2018 Your letter to the bugman:  Not super urgent, but was working on a roof and this guy came crawling around the corner. He’s missing a leg. The lighter is for scale. Its a standard size Bic. How you want … Read more

Longicorn from Jamaica

Subject:  Can you identify this insect? Geographic location of the bug:  Jamaica, West Indies Date: 12/26/2018 Time: 10:51 AM EDT Your letter to the bugman:  The insect is about 1cm in size, found in a dead tree stump in the backyard of a residential community. The insect was found in Jamaica,  West Indies. With Thanks … Read more

Probably Katydid Eggs from Australia

Subject:  What are these strange pods? Geographic location of the bug:  NSW, Australia Date: 12/26/2018 Time: 03:36 PM EDT Your letter to the bugman:  I have these brown pod things in my cupboard outside. They’re about as wide as my finger and are stuck to the underside of a shelf lengthways. They appeared a few … Read more