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Subject: Museum pest or not?
Location: Big Bend region of Texas (Fort Davis)
July 7, 2017 7:12 am
Greetings,
These beetles just showed up in our IPM traps in one of our furnished historic houses & we are trying to identify. Could these be varied carpet beetles? Staff here is divided on whether these are this dreaded museum pest. In consulting various museum pest websites, these specimens do not exactly match the posted images but also look close enough to cause concern. They are quite small – 2-3mm and have mostly been caught at traps located at entrance/exit doors. We found your website & hope you may be able to help. The pictures are the best ones we could take & hopefully, are clear enough to allow identification. Thank you.
Signature: Jennifer

Carpet Beetles

Dear Jennifer,
The quality of your image is quite poor, but these are unmistakably Carpet Beetles.

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Subject: Found in South Florida. What is it?
Location: South Florida
July 8, 2017 6:43 am
this bug was found by a neighbor in South Florida. Any idea what it is? I have never seen anything like it.
Signature: Kim

Glowworm

Dear Kim,
The angle of this image is quite odd, but this is still recognizable as a male Glowworm, which you can verify by comparing your image to  this BugGuide image.

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Subject: Which bug is this please
Location: East Peckham, Kent, TN12 5DP
July 7, 2017 9:33 am
Please could you identify this bug. Found on Cloud trees.
It is around 1cm, with an orange body similar style to a wasp with lines on body. Looks 4 legged, and flies. Wings are more red/brown with a black tip. Two long antennae on the head.
Many Thanks
Signature: Anna

Common Red Soldier Beetle

Dear Anna,
We are pretty confident we have correctly identified your Common Red Soldier Beetle,
Rhagonycha fulva, thanks to Nature Spot where it states:  “Often seen on umbelifer flowers, such as Hogweed and Cow Parsley” and “They are predatory on other insects visiting the flower they are resting on but also eat nectar and pollen.”  According to BugGuide:  “well-established in British Columbia and Quebec [Pat Bouchard]; recently recorded in Ontario from BugGuide photos here and here  native to Eurasia; introduced to North America some time ago.”

Common Red Soldier Beetle

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Subject: Orange Heart Shaped Wings
Location: Southwestern Pennsylvania
July 7, 2017 11:02 am
Found in our driveway this morning in Southwestern Pennsylvania outside of Pittsburgh, already deceased. We have been having a lot of yard work done lately, trucks coming and going bringing landscaping supplies. Didn’t know if this was something we would find here or it hitched a ride and ended up here.
Signature: mousepad1

Longicorn: Stenelytrana emarginata

Dear mousepad1,
Sadly this gorgeous Longicorn,
Stenelytrana emarginata, is missing its antennae, among its most significant features.  BugGuide lists Pennsylvania as a location where there are reported sightings.

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Subject: What is this Bug?
Location: Fulford, Quebec, Canada
July 6, 2017 12:15 pm
Hello bugman,
I found this bug on my garbage can lid.
I am from Fulford, Quebec, Canada, part of the Eastern Townships.
I would like to know what kind of bug this is. I posted it on my facebook page and was told a pine bug?
I would like an expert opinion please.
Thank you, appreciate your help.
Signature: Tawnia

White Spotted Sawyer

Dear Tawnia,
At first we thought your Longicorn might be the invasive, exotic Starry Night Beetle or Asian Longhorn Beetle,
Anoplophora glabripennis, a species according to BugGuide:  “recently introduced to e. N. Amer. (1996, NY), and spreading (ne. US & so. ON, as of 2007); native to south-central China”, but we realized this is really an especially well marked White Spotted Sawyer, Monochamus scutellatus, which is pictured on BugGuide and which can be identified by the white scutellum.  According to BugGuide:  “Scutellum is the little triangle at the front of the elytra, or wing covers.”

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Subject: what insect is this?
Location: westmoreland county Pennsylvania
July 6, 2017 1:28 pm
Curious as to what insect this is
Signature: Don Kirkland

Brown Prionid

Dear Don,
This is a Brown Prionid, a common summer identification request for our site.

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