Cocklebur, NOT insect

Subject:  Strange bug Geographic location of the bug:  Louisiana Date: 04/19/2018 Time: 09:27 AM EDT Your letter to the bugman:  Ordered crawfish and this was inside with them How you want your letter signed:  Just wondering This is not an insect.  This is a seed pod commonly called a Cocklebur.

Cocklebur mistaken for bug

Subject:  BeetleCaterpillar Geographic location of the bug:  Joplin Missouri Date: 11/17/2017 Time: 07:36 PM EDT Found in a friends kitchen. She was poked by it and now has a swollen finger. Which I believe is common for pokes. How you want your letter signed:  Heather Dear Heather, This is not an insect.  It is the … Read more

What’s Bugging the Convenience Store Employees?

Subject: What Are These?! Location: Southern California April 25, 2015 3:52 am I work at a convenience store, and OVER NIGHT something laid seseme seed-like eggs in all if our employee cups!! Ive searched the internet looking for answers, but found nothing! Is it dangerous, poisonous? Help us! Signature: InconvenientEmployee Dear Inconvenient Employee, We are … Read more

Seed, not Bug

Subject: This bug is destroying my life, please identify Location: Eastern pennsylvania March 28, 2015 9:18 am This bug’s larval stage (I presume)is all over my home…inside and out. It is bothering my pets and bites me as well. I live in Eastern Pennsylvania and know for a fact that temperature doesn’t make it go … Read more

Gall or Seed Pod??? Deformed Magnolia Seed Pod

Subject: Iowa Gall found under Honey Locust Location: Des Moines IA July 31, 2014 5:10 pm This morning I found this growth on the ground below a honey locust tree. It was under a suburban tree in the Grandview park area of Des Moines with no other trees very close. I don’t take very good … Read more