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Subject: Insect on the porch
Location: southern Indiana
March 24, 2016 1:27 pm
This insect seemed to curl the tail to propel itself forward. It was only 2.5 cm long. We found it on the front porch in southern Indiana at the end of March.
Signature: Oscar

Firefly Larva

Firefly Larva

Dear Oscar,
This is either a Firefly Larva or a Netwing Beetle Larva.

Subject: Bug ID Panama
Location: Panama
September 20, 2015 8:05 pm
Dear Bugman,
I would like to ask you if you know which family this insect belongs to.
It was found in Panama on the 20th of September (rain season) on the ground in secundair rainforest on 800m altitude (Rambala region).
I am very curious to hear what it could be.
With kind regards,
Signature: Stefanie

Beetle Larva:  Firefly or Net-Winged Beetle???

Beetle Larva: Firefly or Net-Winged Beetle???

Dear Stephanie,
This is a beetle larva, and it is either a Firefly Larva in the family Lampyridae or a Net Winged Beetle Larva in the family Lycidae.  The two families are very difficult to distiguish from one another when in the larval stage.

Dear Daniël,
Thank you very much!
Is thought it might be a trilobyte but they only occur in Asia if I am correct.

Subject: What is this?
Location: Central Florida
February 12, 2015 5:53 pm
I live in central Florida. This bug was on my screen yesterday (02/11/2015). I’ve searched the web but haven’t been able to find any pictures of this bug, I’ve lived here 12 years and have not encountered anything like this in all that time. Please help me to identify this guy!!! Thanks
Signature: Eileen

Banded Net-Wing we believe

Banded Net-Wing we believe

Dear Eileen,
Your image is very low resolution and quite blurry, but we believe it to be of a Banded Net-Wing Beetle,
Calopteron reticulatum.  Try comparing what you saw to the images posted to BugGuide.

Thank you so much Daniel!!! That is it!!! My daughter told me that your website would help me and she was so right!
Thank you again!!!! Eileen O’Neil

Subject: Beetle identification
Location: Caprivi Region, namibia
January 13, 2015 12:53 am
Dear Bugman,
Please identify this bug for me. Found it on the lawn of Camp Chobe Safaris in the Caprivi Region, Namibia.
Thank you.
Signature: Charmaine

Net Winged Beetle:  Lycus trabeatus

Net Winged Beetle: Lycus trabeatus

Dear Charmaine,
We identified your Net Winged Beetle in the family Lycidae as Lycus trabeatus on FlickR much faster than we thought we would be able to do.  It is also pictured on iSpot.  Should you decide you want to commemorate your sighting, you can get this marvelous T-Shirt from latostadora.

Subject: Orange and blk bug
Location: Long Island, ny
September 4, 2014 6:35 am
Hi bugman, I found a bug in my yard today and am curious to know the type and name of it. I am attaching a photo for you to review.
Thank you for your time,
Tina candela
Signature: Tina

Banded Net-Wing Beetle

Banded Net-Wing Beetle

Hi Tina,
This beautiful insect, though it looks more like a moth than a beetle, is a Banded Net-Wing Beetle.

Subject: Net-Wing Beetle
Location: Oak Openings Region, Ohio
August 16, 2014 4:02 pm
Hello! Found this cute little guy today, thought I’d share.
Signature: Katy

Banded Net-Wing Beetle

Banded Net-Wing Beetle

Hi Katy,
Thanks for thinking of us.  We haven’t posted a new image of a Banded Net-Wing Beetle since last September.