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Subject: What is this bug?
Location: Borneo
December 13, 2016 8:14 am
Hey Bugman,
On a recent trip to Borneo we came across this funky bug.
Very praying mantis in its stance, but flies like some sort of wasp.
Super cool creature that we spent about 30mins watching as it waited for ants or flys to cross its path so it could have lunch.
Thanks!
Signature: Emily

Rove Beetle

Rove Beetle

Dear Emily,
The front legs on your insects are quite unusual, and they do not seem adapted for walking.  Nonetheless, we are relatively certain that this is a Rove Beetle in the family Staphylinidae.  But for the front legs, your individual looks like this individual from Malaysia pictured on Project Noah.  This unidentified Rove Beetle from Paul Bertner’s Rainforest Photography site and the one from Borneo Bootcamp have similarly structured legs.  Because we will be away from the office for the holidays, we are postdating your submission to go live at the end of the month while we are away.

Rove Beetle

Rove Beetle

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Subject: larva found in bathroom
Location: Souteastern Pennsylvania
December 12, 2016 12:10 pm
I periodically find these very small (1/8th inch) fellows on the walls of my bathroom. Usally in fall/early winter. Usually just one at a time, rarely two or three. I’m thinking some kind of carpet beetle, though we don’t have carpets near the second floor where I find them.
Signature: huffy49

Carpet Beetle Larva

Carpet Beetle Larva

Dear huffy49,
This is a Carpet Beetle Larva, a common household pest that will feed on many organic materials in the home.  We will be away from the office during the holidays, so we are postdating your submission to go live to our site at the end of the month.

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Subject: What is this!?
Location: Buderim QLD 4556
November 30, 2016 6:00 pm
Hey there,
Found this little guy in my garage. Would say it would nearly be the size of my hand. Was HUGE!
His back looked like wood and he had six legs.
I live on the Sunshine Coast and it’s the first day of Summer here.
Thank you
Signature: Lilly

Prionid

Prionid

Dear Lilly,
This Root Borer in the subfamily Prioninae looks like
Agrianome spinicollis, and your submission is the third this year of this species.

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Subject: Can’t fathom what this is
Location: Alabama
December 19, 2016 2:11 am
Dear bugman,
I found this bug crawling slowly in my room. I live in Alabama. I know we have carpet beetles I literally cannot figure out what this is. It’s like covered or made out of black fur. It had legs and was crawling. The pictures Wil do the best talking. Please if you can check it out o appreciate it .
Signature: Chel

Lady Beetle Larva

Lady Beetle Larva

Dear Chel,
This sure looks like a predatory Lady Beetle Larva to us.

Lady Beetle Larva

Lady Beetle Larva

Oh thank you so so so so so much !! I am so happy to know what it was ! 🙂

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Subject: Bed bug? Roach?
Location: Illinois
December 17, 2016 4:33 pm
Is this a bed bug?
Signature: Sox713

Carpet Beetle Larva

Carpet Beetle Larva

Dear Sox713,
Neither a Cockroach nor a Bed Bug, this Carpet Beetle larva is nonetheless considered a household pest that will eat many organic materials in the home.

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Subject: Rhino Beetle
Location: Backyard, Krugersdorp, Gauteng, South Africa
December 17, 2016 6:57 am
I rescued this beetle from the swimming pool. Then we had a macro photo sesh while his wings dried. I placed him on a Marigold for visual contrast. Every time he tried to fly he crashed into an adjacent flower. Then he climbed down the plant and burrowed into the potting soil. What kind of Rhino beetle is he/she?
Signature: Stacey, www.TheArtistAnastasia.com

Fork Horned Rhinoceros Beetle

Fork Horned Rhinoceros Beetle

Dear Stacey,
Upon doing some research, we strongly suspect, thanks to images on iSpot, that this is a Fork Horned Rhinoceros Beetle,
Cyphonistes vallatus.  The species is also pictured on Encyclopedia of Life.

Fork Horned Rhinoceros Beetle

Fork Horned Rhinoceros Beetle

Fork Horned Rhinoceros Beetle

Fork Horned Rhinoceros Beetle

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