Bee-Like Robber Fly

Subject:  Be? Fly? Geographic location of the bug:  Oroville California Date: 04/30/2019 Time: 08:36 PM EDT Your letter to the bugman:  What is this insect? Bug? I found this on my bush today. How you want your letter signed:  Sharry Dear Sharry, This is a Bee-Like Robber Fly in the genus Laphria, and there are … Read more

Iron Cross Blister Beetle

Subject:  Beetle, red, yellow, black Geographic location of the bug:  Phoenix, AZ Date: 04/30/2019 Time: 05:23 PM EDT Your letter to the bugman:  Saw this in our back rose bed. Could not find anything like it online. How you want your letter signed:  Puzzled in Phx Dear Puzzled in Phx, The first time we ever … Read more

Pleasing Fungus Beetle

Subject:  Bug in smoky mountain national park near Gatlinburg Geographic location of the bug:  Above Date: 04/29/2019 Time: 05:54 PM EDT Your letter to the bugman:  Curious as to what this bug is? How you want your letter signed:  Dawn Dear Dawn, This is definitely a Pleasing Fungus Beetle in the genus Megalodacne, and according … Read more

Rosy Maple Moth

Subject:  Identification request Geographic location of the bug:  Frederick area Maryland Date: 04/28/2019 Time: 07:15 PM EDT Your letter to the bugman:  Hello. We saw this today while our walking and are very curious about what it is. How you want your letter signed:  ? Though your image lacks clarity, this Rosy Maple Moth is … Read more

Diabolical Ironclad Beetle

Subject:  What kind of beetle? Geographic location of the bug:  Southern California Date: 04/28/2019 Time: 12:37 PM EDT Your letter to the bugman:  This bug used to be prominent years ago. This is the first time I have seen it since. But I do not know what kind of beetle it is. Photo was taken … Read more