Subject: Bumble Bee mimicking hoverfly? Geographic location of the bug: Central New York Date: 07/16/2020 Time: 05:55 PM EDT Your letter to the bugman: Hello! I was startled by what I thought was a bumblebee in my bedroom, until I started to scoop it up in a glass and carry it outside, and I realized … Read more
Subject: black spotted white bumblebee? Geographic location of the bug: pennsylvania Date: 07/13/2019 Time: 06:58 PM EDT Your letter to the bugman: I spotted this bug after it landed on a blade of grass and hung there behind me. I originally thought it was a carpenter bee because that’s what it sounded like flying by. … Read more
Subject: Black bug Geographic location of the bug: Southwest Mississippi Date: 10/03/2018 Time: 04:31 PM EDT Your letter to the bugman: What is this thing? Is it dangerous? How you want your letter signed: Judy Dear Judy, This is a Bot Fly in the genus Cuterebra, and it poses no threat to humans. According to … Read more
Subject: Bot fly? Location: Northeast Wisconsin March 7, 2017 6:44 pm Thank you in advance for your time. The other night I woke up with a stinging sensation on the edge of my upper lip. Turn on the light and I see this insect on the back of my hand. I live in northeast Wisconsin, … Read more
Subject: What bug is this? Location: Maple Grove, MN July 26, 2014 4:57 pm Found in our flower garden today. What is this bug? Signature: William Huybrecht Hi William, This is a Rodent Bot Fly in the genus Cuterebra, and they do not feed as adults. The larvae are subcutaneous parasites on rodents and rabbits.
Subject: Black bug Location: Gunnison, Colorado July 21, 2014 5:08 pm I found this bug in my home. I thought it was a bee at first but then with a closer look it seemed to be an oversized fly. I looked up horseflies but the bug I found had widest eyes. What is it? Signature: … Read more