From the yearly archives: "2019"
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Subject:  OMG!
Geographic location of the bug:  Birmingham Alabama
Date: 05/08/2019
Time: 07:55 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  What is this bug??
How you want your letter signed:  Shelle

Big Legged Bug

Dear Shelle,
This is a harmless Big Legged Bug in the genus
Acanthocephala.

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Subject:  Moth
Geographic location of the bug:  McAllen Texas
Date: 05/08/2019
Time: 11:43 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Identify
How you want your letter signed:  Name

Black Witch

Dear Name,
This is a female Black Witch, a moth that migrates North from neotropical Mexico each year, sometimes flying as far as Canada.  This is a very early sighting, and this might be due to unseasonal rain patterns we have been experiencing this year.

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Subject:  Is this spider a Ladybird
Geographic location of the bug:  Greece south Peloponnesis
Date: 05/07/2019
Time: 04:01 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Do you know what is this ?
I met this strange spider in Stoupa last Monday.
It was walking quite slowly on the road, body is strong and as large as a 2€ coin, legs are strong too and very tightly gathered around the body.
Wondering if it is common in this area, this is first time I see such strange bug.
I’ve been told this might be a Ladybird Spider
How you want your letter signed:  Chris1957

Probably Ladybird Spider

Dear Chris1957,
We believe that you are correct in suspecting that this is a Ladybird Spider in the family Eresidae.  This image on FlickR and this image on FlickR look very similar.  Ladybird Spiders exhibit extreme sexual dimorphism, meaning males and females look very different, and it is the male Ladybird Spider that is responsible for the common name.

Thanks a lot for the confirmation
Take care
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Subject:  Bugs mimic snake
Geographic location of the bug:  KwaZuluNatal, South Africa
Date: 05/08/2019
Time: 08:57 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Looked like a snake moving across a porch. Closer inspection showed it was made up of many ‘bugs’ – ?caterpillar-like (not sure – photo sent to me).
How you want your letter signed:  bewilderbeast

Fungus Gnat Larvae

Dear bewilderbeast,
This is an aggregation of Fungus Gnat larvae in the family Sciaridae,
and we have gotten reports in the past from South Africa.  According to GrowVeg:  “The small translucent eggs are laid in batches of 20-50 into the compost surface. These hatch into small cream-coloured maggots that have shiny black heads. The larvae live within the soil and feed on plant roots, lower stems and on leaves that touch the compost surface. When mature, the larvae are around 6mm in length.

Fungus Gnat Larvae

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Subject:  12(?) spot & 0 spot ladybirds (ladybugs)
Geographic location of the bug:  Abruzzo, Italy
Date: 05/07/2019
Time: 03:30 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hi guys
I am currently visiting friends, and prowling their woodlands.
Spotted these little beauties and would be very grateful for an ID.
Thanks
How you want your letter signed:  Fof

Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle

Dear Fof,
Your spotted beetle is a Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle which is pictured on BugGuide and which is found in Italy according to Wikipedia.  Your second beetle, the one without the spots, is not a Lady Beetle.  It is a Leaf Beetle in the family Chrysomelidae, and we believe we have correctly identified it as
Chrysolina grossa on BioLib and on TrekNature where it states:  “Chrysolina grossa is a Mediterranean species, associated with Labiatae of the genera Mentha and Satureja.”

Leaf Beetle

Hi Daniel
Thank you very much, for your very fast response, and, above all, for the information.
Regards
Fof
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Subject:  Bug indentification
Geographic location of the bug:  Georgia
Date: 05/06/2019
Time: 10:04 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Seen on a river bank in eastern central Georgia
How you want your letter signed:  Thanks, Randy

Hellgrammite

Dear Randy,
We love Hellgrammites, the aquatic larvae of the winged Dobsonfly.

We saw this on a fishing trip with my son. Thank you SO much for helping us identify it!!!

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