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Subject: What kind of Bug is this ??
Location: Harlan, Kentucky
April 24, 2017 8:57 pm
We have just rented a Couch from Aaron’s and we keep finding these Bugs, mostly in the evening when it starts getting dark, we have found a couple in the daylight but mostly at dark. They are less than a quarter of a inch and kinda diamond, oval shaped. The Aaron’s Furniture Store is located in Middlesbrough, Kentucky, I am located in Harlan, Kentucky.
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Bed Bug

It would appear that your rental couch came with free Bed Bugs.

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Subject: Swimming/Flying Bug
Location: Southwest Houston, TX
April 23, 2017 4:01 pm
I found this bug swimming in my pool the other day. I got it out and onto a pool mat. After sitting there for awhile it flew off. It was maybe a 1/2 inch long and had a line across it’s back that appeared to open and close almost like it was breathing.
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Giant Water Bug

This is a Giant Water Bug in the genus Belostoma, and while it is nowhere near as large as the Toe-Biters in the genus Lethocerus, they are impressive nonetheless.  Handle with caution as Giant Water Bugs are capable of biting.

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Subject: Unknown Bug Spechie
Location: Milwaukee, Wi
April 18, 2017 1:46 pm
Good Afternoon Bugman,
I did some research to see if I could see what kind of bug my kitty brought me to show his catch. I do not know which part of the house he retrieved this bug from.
I was unsuccessful in finding the answer, but the similarities are between a kissing beetle and a soldier beetle ? Can you help me ?
Thank you have a nice day !!
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Western Conifer Seed Bug

This is a Western Conifer Seed Bug, a species native to the Pacific Northwest that has expanded its range to include much of North America.  It is also recognized as an Invasive Exotic Species in Europe

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Subject: What insect is this?
Location: Leander, TX
April 13, 2017 9:37 am
Found on old fence.
Signature: Steve

Wheel Bug Nymph

Dear Steve,
This is a beneficial, predatory Wheel Bug nymph.  While they are beneficial, they should be handled with caution as they might bite.

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Subject: Giant Water bug
Location: Alrode / Gauteng
April 7, 2017 1:01 am
I found this water bug in the workshop.After searching the web ,I noticed that this bugs habitat is Durban Natal and that is +- 500 km from Alrode.
Signature: Piet

Giant Water Bug

Dear Piet,
Giant Water Bugs are found in many parts of the world, including Thailand where they are eaten, Australia, North America and South America as well as Africa.

Giant Water Bug

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Subject: A bug I found outside last night on my trash can
Location: Tennessee
April 6, 2017 8:15 am
Can u please tell me what kind of bug this is? It was huge and everyone keeps saying assassin or kissing bug…but I don’t think it is…it looked like a huge stink bug…but I’ve never seen one this big!
Signature: Gina

Big Legged Plant Bug

Dear Gina,
This is a Big Legged Plant Bug in the genus
Acanthocephala, probably Acanthocephala declivis which is pictured on BugGuide.  Big Legged Plant Bugs and Stink Bugs are both classified in the same suborder, Heteroptera, hence your observation regarding their similarities.

Thank u so much for the info…glad it wasn’t one of the other dangerous ones!!

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