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Subject:  Little white bug
Geographic location of the bug:  Cartago, Costa Rica
Date: 01/15/2019
Time: 11:27 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Its a little white spiky bug, with only 3mm long.  I found it under my tree palm at the front garden.
How you want your letter signed:  jotace photo

Mealybug

Dear jotace photo,
This sure looks to us like a Mealybug or some other plant-parasitic Hemipteran in the suborder Sternorrhyncha, and here is a BugGuide image that is quite similar.

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Subject:  Treehopper
Geographic location of the bug:  Brits, South Africa
Date: 01/13/2019
Time: 11:53 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hi
My daughter spotted this treehopper. (that’s what we suspect it is) but can’t find any info on this specific type.
It was extremely warm the past couple weeks. 35’c daily.
How you want your letter signed:  Caity and dad

Planthopper Nymph

Dear Caity and dad,
Immature Hemipterans can be very difficult to identify to the species level, and sometimes genus and family levels are also difficult to verify conclusively.  Here is an image of a very similar looking Planthopper nymph also from South Africa.  Based on Wikipedia images, we suspect your individual is in the family Eurybrachidae.

Fantastic! Thanks for the reply! Spectacular site. Thanks
Werner
BTK Software

 

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Subject:  Bug with troll hair
Geographic location of the bug:  Gauteng, south africa
Date: 01/02/2019
Time: 01:34 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Please help ID this bug
How you want your letter signed:  Jacques B

Planthopper Nymph

Dear Jacques,
This is a Planthopper Nymph, a group of insects in the superfamily Fulgoroidea.  We have a similar image on our site of an unidentified Planthopper nymph, and now that we have this new request, we will renew our effort to identify the species.

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Subject:  Doesn’t look like a carpet bug, but that’s where they were found!
Geographic location of the bug:  Manchester, UK
Date: 12/18/2018
Your letter to the bugman:  Can anyone I identify this little fella, found many of them in the carpet but they don’t appear to look like any imaged of carpet bugs I found on:  Anthony

Giant Conifer Aphid

Dear Anthony,
While we suspect the answer is “yes” we would like to confirm that you had a live Christmas tree in the house.  This is a Giant Conifer Aphid, and folks with live trees are often quite surprised to learn their tree was infested with Aphids that begin leaving the tree when it begins to dry out.  These Giant Conifer Aphids are a nuisance inside the home, but they will not damage your home or its furnishings, unless you have other live coniferous houseplants.

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Subject:  White enigma
Geographic location of the bug:  Johannesburg, South Africa
Date: 12/24/2018
Time: 11:16 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hi WTB
Please tell me what big this is. Found on my orchid in big groups. They’re quote small and seem hairy.
How you want your letter signed:  Simone

Mealybug

Dear Simone,
This looks like a Mealybug to us, a common pest on houseplants as well as cultivated plants in the garden.  Mealybugs feed by sucking fluids from plants, and if infestations are in large numbers, their feeding could conceivably weaken the plant.

Thank you so much, Daniel 🙂
So interesting to finally know what they are.
Merry Christmas/ Happy holidays
Simone
You are most welcome Simone, and Happy Holidays to you as well.
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Subject:  Identify cicada
Geographic location of the bug:  Boyaca, Colombia
Date: 12/07/2018
Time: 08:47 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Help to identify this very very little buzzard,This buzzer was on a calla lily
How you want your letter signed:  Nicolas

Leafhopper

Dear Nicolas,
This is not a Cicada.  It is a Leafhopper or related insect in the suborder Auchenorrhyncha that includes Cicadas, hence the resemblance.  Though we could not find an exact visual match to your Leafhopper, it is similar to this individual on FlickR.

Leafhopper

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