Squash Vine Borer

Subject:  Hairy red and black fly(?) Geographic location of the bug: Texas (San Antonio) Date: 04/24/2021 Time: 02:09 PM EDT Your letter to the bugman:  This gorgeous hairy-breeched insect was obsessed with my (non-flowering) cucumber plant. It looks like a fly but I can’t find it in any databases. I checked for wasps and bees, … Read more

Checker-Spot in Santa Monica Mountains

Subject:  Spreading Wings on a Warm Spring Day Geographic location of the bug:  Mulholland Gate, California Date: 04/24/2021 Time: 10:40 PM EDT Your letter to the bugman :  Dear Bugman, While hiking in the Santa Monica mountains, I spotted this winged beauty. April 24, 2021 I also spotted two other winged creatures on flowers, there … Read more

Unknown Thing is Bird’s Nest Fungus

Subject:  bug or seed pod? Geographic location of the bug:  Mill Creek, WA Date: 04/20/2021 Time: 09:28 PM EDT Your letter to the bugman:  Hello, I was moving pots around on my deck and found several pods (?) like this in the angle where the deck meets the house. This was the largest but still … Read more

Wingless Soldier Fly from Australia

Subject:  What’s this bug? Geographic location of the bug:  Australia, Victoria, Dandenong Date: 04/12/2021 Time: 05:02 AM EDT Your letter to the bugman:  Hello bugman, I’m curious about what this bug is. I have found a few in my shed. Any help will be greatly appreciated. A small donation haha. Cheers How you want your … Read more

Toebiter

Subject:  Insect in Mass. Geographic location of the bug:  Western Massachusetts Date: 04/19/2021 Time: 12:09 PM EDT Your letter to the bugman:  Can you help identify this large insect. It was walking a crosswalk at night. How you want your letter signed:  M Grybko Dear M Grybko, This is a Toebiter, also known as a … Read more

Forest Katydid: Unknown Caribbean Orthopteran with Cyan-colored Eyes is Nesonotus tricornis

Subject:  Blue eyed grasshopper Geographic location of the bug:  Saint Lucia, Lesser Antilles Date: 04/19/2021 Time: 08:02 AM EDT Your letter to the bugman:  No photo shop!!    This grasshopper, found in the open bathroom of our guest house here in Saint Lucia,  has electric blue eyes.     Date, April 19.     Local man says … Read more