Tiger Moth is Virbia aurantiaca

Subject :  Small mystery moth Geographic location of the bug:  Norfolk County, Massachusetts Date: 09/02/2021 Time: 11:09 AM EDT Your letter to the bugman:  Hi, I am an amateur hobbyist bug collector and found this tiny moth on my porch in August. I’ve been able to identify most of the bugs in my collection myself, … Read more

Spotted Oleander Caterpillar Moth is effective Wasp Mimic

Subject:  Black Wasp with Orange Wings Geographic location of the bug:  Tampa Flodisa Date: 06/02/2021 Time: 08:45 PM EDT Your letter to the bugman:  Is this a Tarantula Wasp? How you want your letter signed:  Please help to identify, thanks Bug Guru Though it effectively mimics certain wasps, notably Tarantula Hawks, Empyreuma affinis, is actually … Read more

Cool Maiden from South Africa

Subject:  Beautiful Geographic location of the bug:  Eastern Cape South Africa Date: 03/15/2021 Time: 05:05 PM EDT Your letter to the bugman:  Hi, I tried to identify this month, it’s either a polkadot wasp moth or a nine dot moth. Can you help? The orange markings seem different from both species. How you want your … Read more

Virginia Ctenucha

Subject:  Identifying Black Moth(?) with Metallic Blue Markings Geographic location of the bug:  Northern Indiana, USA Date: 06/18/2020 Time: 11:36 AM EDT Your letter to the bugman:  Dear Bugman, I noticed what appears to be black moths flirting between tree leaves and circling the trees a few days ago. I’ve never seen these moths in … Read more

Scarlet Tipped Wasp Moth from Panama

Subject:  Crimson bug species? Panama fauna! Geographic location of the bug:  San Miguelito, Panama. Date: 04/14/2020 Time: 05:28 PM EDT Your letter to the bugman:  Hi bugman. I’ve only seen this bug twice in my life 3 years appart first in 2009 and then in 2012. Both times it was just standing still inside my … Read more