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Subject: Bee eating Bug!
Location: Ogden Utah
July 20, 2017 9:44 pm
Hi! My friend in Ogden, Ut found this wee monster making a meal of her bees.
We can’t find a similar looking critter anywhere on Google, so I realize it could be a juvenile of some species or other, but…we’re stymied.
Signature: Philina

Bee Assassin: Apiomerus montanus

Dear Philina,
This is an Assassin Bug in the genus
Apiomerus, a group commonly called the Bee Assassins.  We are relatively confident your individual is Apiomeris montanus based on this BugGuide image.  Is Ogden at a high elevation?  The habitat, according to BugGuide is:  “Mountainous regions. Collected from 1075-2896 meters. “

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Subject: Baby flying bug
Location: Clarksburg, WV
July 19, 2017 1:20 am
I found this bug flying up on my ceiling and would like to know what this is.
Signature: Heather

Long-Necked Seed Bug

Dear Heather,
Based on this BugGuide image, we are confident this is a Long-Necked Seed Bug,
Myodocha serripes.  According to BugGuide, it feeds on:  “Seeds of strawberry and St. John’s wort. Sometimes a pest of strawberries.”

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Subject: Mating Leptoglossus phyllopus
Location: High Point, N.C.
July 16, 2017 6:35 pm
Thought you might could add this to the Bug Love section, if you still have it. I couldn’t find it while on the site on my mobile phone. Plant: Platycodon grandiflorus
Signature: Susan Coe

Mating Leaf Footed Bugs

Dear Susan,
Thanks for sending in your image of mating Leaf Footed Bugs.  Our Bug Love tag is still going strong.

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Subject: hello, I would really like what bug this is
Location: north germany
July 15, 2017 2:14 am
Hi, so I found a bug crawling outside which I have never seen before and did some research but couldn’t find any pictures of that bug at all, I hope you know what it is, thank you.
Signature: Kira

Probably Leaf Footed Bug Nymph

Dear Kira,
This is an immature True Bug in the suborder Heteroptera, and we believe it is a Leaf-Footed Bug in the family Coreidae.  We love the polka-dot background on your image.

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Subject: Biting insect
Location: Tipperary, Ireland
July 12, 2017 9:48 am
I was bitten by an insect last week that left a red itchy mark that seemed to get infected. I was outside at the time in Ireland (July). I killed the insect when brushing it off me. The only way to stop the itching and make the spit go away is to apply iodine. Luckily today I saw one of the bugs crawling on my table outside. Im almost sure its the same thing.
Signature: Any help would be appreciated

Possibly Damsel Bug

Your image does not have the critical detail we would like to get for identification purposes, but this is definitely a True Bug in the suborder Heteroptera.  They have mouths designed to pierce and suck fluids, but we don’t believe this is a blood-sucker.  It might be a predatory Damsel Bug, and there are some images on the British Bugs site that look similar, but not similar enough for us to make an identification.

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Subject: Kissing bug?
Location: Idaho falls, Idaho
July 10, 2017 9:00 pm
Sure would like to know if my kiddos are at risk.
Signature: Concerned Mama

Masked Hunter

Dear Concerned Mama,
This is an adult Masked Hunter, and it is classified with Kissing Bugs in the Assassin Bug family.  According to BugGuide:  “Can inflict a painful bite but does not feed on blood, and does not transmit diseases.  Introduced from Europe.” You may have already encountered Masked Hunter nymphs in your home.  Their sticky exoskeleton attracts dust and debris which effectively camouflages them in their environment.

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