Raspy Cricket in its lair from Australia

Subject:  RASPY CRICKET Geographic location of the bug:  Eulah Creek NSW Date: 12/15/2019 Time: 10:58 PM EDT Your letter to the bugman:  We came across this little chap the other day – first time I had seen anything like it in 20 years at Narrabri. and it has us stumped (pardon the pun) until I … Read more

Puddling Ruby Spotted Swallowtail and Sulphur Butterflies from Brazil

Subject:  Yellow & white butterflies Geographic location of the bug:  Rio Aripuana ~500 km upstream Manaus Date: 12/10/2019 Time: 01:10 AM EDT Your letter to the bugman: 1) The target species on this image is a Heraclides (Papilio) anchisiades, Id:ed by Jorge Bizarro, one of the top people on Nymphalides and Moths and Hawk Moths … Read more

Assassin Bug from Bolivia is Zelurus festivus

Subject:  Spikey wasp? Coral caterpillar Geographic location of the bug:  Bolivia, Ascensión de Guarayos and Trinidad Date: 12/13/2019 Time: 05:57 AM EDT Your letter to the bugman:  Hi Bugman. I have spent the last year working at an animal sanctuary in the Bolivian jungle which means I encounter a huge amount of strange insects daily. … Read more

Giant Blue Robber Fly from Australia

Subject:  Is this a giant blue robber fly? Geographic location of the bug:  Dapto NSW Date: 11/22/2019 Time: 11:56 PM EDT Your letter to the bugman:  We found this in our backyard….what is it? How you want your letter signed:  Gwen age 8 Dear Gwen, We apologize for the delay in our response.  Daniel was … Read more