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Subject:  Bug that looks like bed bug
Geographic location of the bug:  Waterloo iowa
Date: 12/14/2017
Time: 02:28 AM EDT
Please tell me this isnt a bed bug
How you want your letter signed:  Melissa payne

Squashed Bed Bug

Dear Melissa,
We are sorry, but this does appear to be a squashed Bed Bug.

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Subject:  bug
Geographic location of the bug:  saudi arabia
Date: 12/14/2017
Time: 08:58 PM EDT
what bug is this
How you want your letter signed:  simple

Assassin Bug

Dear simple,
This is an Assassin Bug in the family Reduviidae.  It reminds us of the members of the genus
Acanthaspis that are pictured on Discover Life.

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Subject:  What is this??
Geographic location of the bug:  Greenwood, Arkansas
Date: 12/14/2017
Time: 08:07 PM EDT
They are in my house…
Are they poisonous???
How you want your letter signed:  Thank you, trina

Assassin Bug Nymph

Dear Trina,
This is an immature, predatory Assassin Bug in the genus
Zelus, and members of that genus tend to bite humans more readily than other Assassin Bug, and though the bite is reported to be somewhat painful, it is not considered dangerous.

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Subject:  Shield bug in South Africa
Geographic location of the bug:  Johannesburg South Africa
Date: 12/01/2017
Time: 02:49 PM EDT
Good day,
Please could you kindly assist. I have found these bugs infesting all my aloe plants. I cannot find them in the net. The closest bug I could find is the African painted bug. They have similar markings but are more horizontal then vertical. The bugs are about 2-5mm long.  They are in huge groups and are causing substantial damage to the plants. They are only on the aloe plants.
How you want your letter signed:  Thanks

Stink Bugs

Your image includes both a mature winged Stink Bug in the family Pentatomidae and immature individuals.  We could not locate any matching images on iSpot.  We will continue to research the identity of this Stink Bug species.

Thanks for the help. A local entomologist identified them for me. They are the 8 backed shield bug.

Update from Kevin Clark:  Flaminia natalensis
Hi Daniel
https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/518099
Hope this helps

Ed. Note:  We are attempting to locate a second image for corroboration, and interestingly, the same image pictured on iNaturalist with the location listed as Zimbabwe is posted to Naturalista, and the map of Mexico and Central America appears.  We cannot locate other images online.

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Subject:  Weird spiders on hotel balcony
Geographic location of the bug:  Cancun, Mexico
Date: 12/07/2017
Time: 04:08 PM EDT
Hi!
Found this earlier today, on the outside of the sliding doors to our balcony at a hotel in Riviera Maya, near Cancun Mexico. My daughter was playing outside here a bit before I noticed this. Couldn’t find much info on them. I assume the little pods are eggs? Thank you very much in advance!
How you want your letter signed:  Lucas

True Bug Hatchlings

Dear Lucas,
These are not Spiders.  They are hatchling True Bugs in the suborder Heteroptera.  We are not even certain of the family.  We will attempt additional research on this identification.

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Subject:  What’s these bugs?
Geographic location of the bug:  Fort Bragg, NC
Date: 12/05/2017
Time: 01:55 PM EDT
These 2 bugs look like giant stink bugs but I know they’re not because when I killed them I smelled them and they like apples. I know that sounds crazy, I was even amazed by it but that’s what they smelled like to me!  I saw one of these last week but I was unable to get any good pictures of it. Today I got great shots of both of them and  I still have their bodies. Please help me identify what type of bugs they are because it’s driving me nuts. Thank you, I will await your response!  Have a nice day Gail Barnes!!
How you want your letter signed:  However you would like to.

Big Legged Bugs

Dear Gail,
These are Big Legged Bugs in the genus
Acanthocephala, and we are intrigued by your observation that they smell like apples.

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