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Aloha Daniel & crew –
In early January I donated to your page via the Paypal button.
It bounced back to me as Paypal doesn’t seem to have that email address affiliated with your page.
When this rejection occurred, I wrote you a note using the submission section of your site and it seems the email system just bounced it back.
So here I am using the two email addresses I’ve had for you.
May you get the donation button fixed. And let us know when it is working.
Here’s a link to a story about the discovery of the Coconut rhino beetle found on Oahu.
http://damontucker.com/2014/01/09/coconut-rhinoceros-beetle-detected-on-oahu/
And another one –
http://www.kitv.com/news/national/Hawaii-mobilizes-to-fight-bug-invasion/24376180
Take care –
Eliza

Thanks Eliza,
It is so kind of you to let us know about this problem, which probably explains why revenue is way, way down.  We are copying Daniel the web master to have him check on the problem with the Paypal button.

Update from our webmaster
Hello. I fixed the bad address, probably shortly after you noticed the problem. Feel free to try it again! Unfortunately, people don’t donate very often. I wish I knew why!

Most welcome & many thanks to you both for your responses.
Saw my post on the site this morning. Will donate next month. 😉
May your words and the post today help things along in the donation department.
Smiles ~
Eliza

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Subject: What is this!?!?
Location: Pomona, CA
February 13, 2014 3:00 pm
Hello Bugman,
About a month or so ago, my roommates and I noticed these fairly large beetle-like bugs starting to appear in our living room. They have very long antennaes and are almost always either on the ceiling or on walls. We live in southern California, about 30 miles inland from downtown LA.
Some things to consider:
*The room they are most frequently in is an add-on to the house (probably not insulated properly)
*The beetles seem to appear in the middle of the night/early in the morning (after 2am)
*The beetle has wings and can fly
Please help us identify this beetle and find some sort of method to prevent them from continuing to scare us!
Thanks so much, can’t wait to hear back from you.
Samantha
Signature: ???

Eucalyptus Borer

Eucalyptus Borer

Hi Samantha,
This is an invasive, exotic species commonly called a Eucalyptus Borer.  Do you have a wood burning stove or a fireplace?  Do you bring logs in to burn?  Did you bring eucalyptus logs into the house?  If the answer to those questions is yes, that explains the presence of the Eucalyptus Borers in your home.  If you do not burn wood, then perhaps there is an infested eucalyptus tree nearby and the Eucalyptus Borers are entering the room due to the poor insulation.

Thank you so much for responding!
You definitely helped me identify the problem. Now our living room is beetle-free!
Have a great day 🙂
Samantha Vaisman

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Subject: 8mm Thornbush-Bug
Location: Limpopo, South Africa
February 13, 2014 12:25 pm
I photographed this bug at Mabula Lodge, Limpopo.
It’s about 8mm long.
It carries it’s tail, which looks like dry twigs, above it’s back.
When relaxed and no movement about the tail relaxes and gets let down behind it.
Signature: Johann

Subject: 8mm Thing
Location: Limpopo, South Africa
February 15, 2014 12:40 pm
Photographed this thingy at Mabula Lodge, Limpopo, South Africa.
It’s about 8mm long and carries it’s, dry twigs type tail above it’s back.
Signature: Johann Clements

Possibly Leaf Beetle Larva

Possibly Leaf Beetle Larva

Dear Johann,
Thank you for resending your request.  Though we have not been able to identify your insect, we can provide you with some information.  Due to the absence of pro-legs, we believe this is a beetle larva and not a caterpillar.  What you believe to be dry twigs is actually the cast off skin that occurs during the molting process.  There are many species of Leaf Beetle Larvae that exhibit this behavior, so we believe this might be the larva of a Leaf Beetle in the family Chrysomelidae.  Is the thorn bush an acacia?  Knowing the food plant should aid in the identification process.

Hi Daniel
Thanks for the feedback, greatly appreciated.
Sorry, the “thorn bush” was only a name I gave the photo.
I did not identify the plant that it was on.
Thanks a lot!
Johann

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Subject: What IS this thing?!
Location: Memphis, TN
February 14, 2014 5:51 am
I found this crawling on the threshold of my front entrance tonight when I got home from work. I was shocked, because today was our first relatively warm (high above 40) day in about three weeks. So I brought her inside and had my son take some pictures. I thought maybe a queen ant, but figured you all could tell us for sure.
Signature: Editormum

Oil Beetle

Oil Beetle

Dear Editormum,
This impressive creature is an Oil Beetle, one of the Blister Beetles in the genus
Meloe, and you can see BugGuide for additional information.

Oil Beetle

Oil Beetle

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Subject: Motag Living Museum
Location: Malay Aklan Rice fields
February 13, 2014 8:53 pm
Hi I have now managed to get a fairly decent photo of the bug in question it is a little smaller that n a lday bird and looks like one but has not spots. These are prevalent her in the rice fields. I am assuming this is an aphid eater. could you tell me the name of the bug and let me know what it eats please.
Signature: Louise of Motag Living Museum

Lady Beetle

Lady Beetle

Dear Louise,
We agree that this is a Lady Beetle, but we cannot provide species information.  Suspect most likely that it is a predatory species that feeds upon Aphids and other small insects.

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Subject: Meet The Beetles
Location: Valley Ford, Ca.
February 9, 2014 5:52 pm
I built this guitar in 2013, with insects harvested from beetle farms around the world. The effect at guitar shows has been pretty much what I expected, from people being creeped out to people in love with it. One woman asked me, “Where are the beetles from?”, and I told her, “Liverpool.”
The body is a poured polyester resin that took 8 days to complete, and the neck is carbon graphite. I inlaid various beetles on the fingerboard for position markers. It was quite difficult to construct, and I’m not interested in making another one, so whoever buys it is going to have a unique piece of playable artwork.
Signature: Larry Robinson

Guitar embellished with real beetles

Guitar embellished with real beetles

Dear Larry,
This is truly an amazing looking guitar.  The real beetles appear to be mostly Scarabs and Buprestids or Jewel Beetles, which are both prized by collectors.  We are happy to learn that these were “farmed” beetles and not captured in the wild.  For the record, some of the “beetles” you created with the inlay work on the neck are actually true bugs.

Inlayed insects on Guitar neck

Inlayed insects on Guitar neck

Hi Daniel,
Thanks for the reply.  I originally wanted to stick with true beetles but was attracted to other species after seeing their markings. I figured you would get a kick out of it.
Best wishes,
Larry
robinsoninlays.com

 

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