Checkered Beetle

Subject:  Thin shaped orange-red bug Geographic location of the bug:  Western Washington State Date: 05/10/2019 Time: 01:22 PM EDT Your letter to the bugman:  Hello, We found this beetle like bug inside of our house, I couldn’t find an exact match that looked like it. Do you know what it is? How you want your … Read more

Checkered Beetle

Subject:  Weird biting insect Geographic location of the bug:  Southeast Nebraska Date: 11/21/2017 Time: 12:17 PM EDT What the heck is this? It was in my house and latched onto my boyfriend’sneck when he tried to brush it away. It was not a painful bite but it did latch on. How you want your letter … Read more

Checkered Beetle with Red Turpentine Beetles

Subject: Black Hairy Insect nesr White Pine Beetles Location: California in Sequoia March 19, 2017 6:43 am Cannot identify the hairy black and white insect on this pine tree. The two pine beetles I could identify. This is taken at Wishon Camlground near Doyle Springs/Sequoia, in California. Signature: Emily Dear Emily, We believe your Pine … Read more

Checkered Beetle from Australia

Subject: It’s watching me… Location: Sydney, Australia November 6, 2016 8:22 pm Hi Bugman, Found this little specimen buzzing around my bedroom this morning, I assume it flew it the back door when I had it open. It’s about 30mm long Any help with an ID would be great, as I have never seen anything … Read more

Checkered Beetle Carnage

Subject: Never seen a bug like this in my 32yrs. Location: Northern illinois July 23, 2016 8:33 pm At first glance I thought it was an ant….and so did my 3yr old who was freaking out yelling about it climbing on the chair in the house by her. We live in northern Illinois. Its hot, … Read more

Checkered Beetle

Subject: Mystery beetle in our house Location: Seattle, WA March 21, 2016 10:35 pm Hello, I am hoping you can help identify these black orange beetles that suddenly appeared in our house. We’re not sure who they are or where they came from. They appeared recently (March) and can be found on walls, furniture, or … Read more