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Subject:  Bug
Geographic location of the bug:  Ireland
Date: 02/06/2019
Time: 08:39 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  I have found two of theses and my skin is itchy could you tell me what it is
How you want your letter signed:  I don’t understand this

Woodlouse

This is a terrestrial Isopod known as a Woodlouse and we doubt it has anything to do with your itchiness.

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Subject:  Identify insect
Geographic location of the bug:  Hyderabad
Date: 12/14/2018
Time: 12:18 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hello sir,
Plz tell us the source of this bug
We work at hospital., These bigs are found in operatiom theatre.Which is not at all acceptable..
We would like to know, what kind of bugs are these and why they reside in OT..
Source of these bugs..
Kindly help us.. as soon as possible.
Thank you
How you want your letter signed:  Mail

Woodlice

These are terrestrial Isopods known as Woodlice or Sow Bugs, and they are benign.  They are generally found in moist environments where they feed on decaying organic matter.  Though it is a North American identification site, the information on BugGuide is relevant.  According to BugGuide the habitat is “wherever cool, dark, moist places are available to shelter woodlice from dryness and heat during the day” and their food includes “Plant material, usually dead. If live plants are soft and moist enough on the outside, they will eat them and sometimes do damage.”  Is your operating theater on the ground floor or below ground in a basement?  They are likely entering through cracks and spaces in the walls, so sealing off the operating theater from the outside environment should remedy the matter.

Hello sir..
Our operation theatre is located in 3rd floor above the ground..
And we noticed these bugs in OT after a rainy day…
Thank you for your valuable time..
I will revert back to you , when necessary…
Regards.

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Subject:  What is this?
Geographic location of the bug:  Durham, NC
Date: 08/03/2018
Time: 11:14 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Can you tell me what this is?  Saw it it a parking lot.
How you want your letter signed:  Deb

Crayfish

Dear Deb,
Your image is lacking in critical clarity, but it also beautifully illustrates a Crayfish (AKA Crawfish, Clawfish or Crawdad) in a threat position.  Though not considered dangerous to humans, Crayfish will defend themselves with their claws and a large individual might deliver quite a pinch.  We love the images on Ecns.cn of a Fight between cats and a crayfish.

Thank you!  That’s exactly what it is.  Just don’t know why it was in a parking lot no where close to water!

That is odd, though Crayfish can survive for long periods of time out of water.

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Subject:  Looks like a lobster but really small
Geographic location of the bug:  Chicago, Il
Date: 06/13/2018
Time: 09:18 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Any help would be appreciated
How you want your letter signed:  Thank You

Crayfish

This is a freshwater Crustacean known as a Crayfish, and they are classified in the same taxonomic sub-phylum as Crabs and Lobsters.

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Subject:  Huge bug in pool
Geographic location of the bug:  Tulsa, Oklahoma
Date: 06/03/2018
Time: 04:54 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hi, we found this creature dead in our pool. It looks to have 8 legs, antennae, and two pincers in the back. It is about 3 inches long and it has a hard shell
How you want your letter signed:  Drew

Crayfish

Dear Drew,
This is a Crayfish, a freshwater crustacean.  You did not clarify if your pool is below ground or above ground, or if it is a swimming pool or a garden pool.  We understand how this Crayfish might have fallen into a below ground pool, but if you have an above ground pool, we suspect a person or creature (a predator like a raccoon perhaps) is responsible for it being where you found it.

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Subject:  A strange find in my back yard
Geographic location of the bug:  Virginia Beach Virginia
Date: 05/07/2018
Time: 05:11 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Dear bugman:
I found this in my backyard.  We live up against a wooded area called stumpy lake.  I don’t know if it is a crayfish or a scorpion?  I think i would have to rule out scorpion.  It did not seem to be real fast or super aggressive.  I took several pictures so that you could identify it.
How you want your letter signed:  Macon Hardy

Crayfish

Dear Macon,
This is a Crayfish, a semiaquatic crustacean that is often found in slow running streams and ponds.  They can survive out of water and in times of drought, they will burrow underground.

Crayfish

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