Black Soldier Flies in Basement

Subject:  Small black wasp? Geographic location of the bug:  Charlottesville, VA Date: 07/23/2021 Time: 12:02 PM EDT Your letter to the bugman:  Hi, I’ve been finding lots of these insects in our basement — often dead. I’m not sure where they came from or how to keep them outside, but I figure a good first … Read more

Yellow Soldier Flies

Subject:  long-bodied yellow-orange fly Geographic location of the bug:  Buffalo NY, USA Date: 06/27/2021 Time: 04:34 PM EDT Your letter to the bugman:  Hi. I’ve never seen anything like these before. Dozens of them hovering over a patch of leaf litter with white fungus in a heavily shaded corner of our yard. They move around … Read more

Wingless Soldier Fly from Australia

Subject:  What’s this bug? Geographic location of the bug:  Australia, Victoria, Dandenong Date: 04/12/2021 Time: 05:02 AM EDT Your letter to the bugman:  Hello bugman, I’m curious about what this bug is. I have found a few in my shed. Any help will be greatly appreciated. A small donation haha. Cheers How you want your … Read more

Green Soldier Fly

Subject:  Bee? Geographic location of the bug:  Northeast NE. Date: 07/25/2019 Time: 05:58 PM EDT Your letter to the bugman:  Hi, I found this “bee” on the leaves of my rose bush while trying to figure out what’s been munching leaves. It’s bright lime green just like the photo, almost half an inch long and … Read more