Currently viewing the category: "True Bugs"
What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject:  Black & Orange Banded w/Red Head
Geographic location of the bug:  Tulsa, Ok
Date: 09/26/2017
Time: 10:34 AM EDT
I’ve seen photos of the Banded Net-Wing Beetle, but all of those have a black head. This bug has a red head. Is it different or maybe a different gender?
How you want your letter signed:  Gloria Famer

Large Milkweed Bug

Dear Gloria,
While your critter resembles a Banded Net-Winged Beetle,
Oncopeltus fasciatus, it is a different species.  As a matter of fact, it is not even a beetle.  This is a Large Milkweed Bug, a species almost always found on milkweed.  Since Large Milkweed Bugs have mouths designed to pierce and suck, not to chew, the eaten leaf can be attributed to something else.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject:  A different yucca bug
Geographic location of the bug:  Carrollton GA – 50 mi w of atl
Date: 09/20/2017
Time: 10:34 AM EDT
This critter is about an inch long. There is at least on for every blossom on my yucca. Never seen em before. Are they harmful and do I need to do something about them?
I planted this yucca when it was the size of a basketball – now it’s five plants. This is the first year it has had more than one spike. The tallest one came first by a couple of weeks.
How you want your letter signed:  Allen

Eastern Leaf Footed Bug

Dear Allen,
This is a Leaf Footed Bug in the genus Leptoglossus, and we are pretty certain it is the Eastern Leaf Footed Bug,
Leptoglossus phyllopus, a species that according to BugGuide is:  “polyphagous; most common on thistle in FL, and on Yucca in KS” and “may damage a number of crops (esp. citrus, tomatoes) and ornamentals.”

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject:  What is THIS?
Geographic location of the bug:  Buenos Aires
Date: 09/19/2017
Time: 08:58 AM EDT
I want to know what is this and if its dangerous . Its almost 15cm long
How you want your letter signed:  Natalia

Toe-Biter

Dear Natalia,
This is a predatory Giant Water Bug, commonly called a Toe-Biter in North America.  Though it is not considered dangerous, the common name Toe-Biter is a reference to the number of waders who have accidentally stepped on a Giant Water Bug in the shallows and the painful bite that resulted.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject:  Devilish looking bug
Geographic location of the bug:  Thailand, Koh Tao
Date: 09/18/2017
Time: 04:36 AM EDT
Hi there!
I put word out into our community here on Koh Tao to identify this bug but no one seems to know. There were 4 bugs on the floor and about 8 in a group on my fly screen a bit hidden. Outside i found a dead dragon fly + big beetle. They didn’t move at all and as i swept them outside once on their back their legs moved. What are these things? Thank you so much
How you want your letter signed:  Naomi Klein

True Bug Nymphs

Dear Naomi,
These are True Bug nymphs in the suborder Heteroptera, but we do not recognize the family.  We did not locate any matching images online, so we will post them as unidentified True Bug nymphs.

Thank you guys! Nobody seems to know what these are. Are true bug nymphs harmless for humans and pets?
Kind regards
Most are harmless to people and pets.  Blood-sucking Conenose Bugs are an exception, but these are not those.
What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject:  Blue
Geographic location of the bug:  Denham Springs, Louisiana
Date: 09/17/2017
Time: 01:27 AM EDT
Hello there,
I’ve found a few of these insects inside my house in the last three days. They only come out at night and seem to be attracted to light, since that’s where I find them most of the time. I have no ide show they got inside the house, because I don’t leave the door open and any search I did trying to find the point of entry hasn’t been successful. They look pretty intimidating to me! Could you help me ID this insect and if I should be concerned about my health?
How you want your letter signed:  I have no clue

Texas Bow Legged Bug

Your image nicely illustrates why this Broad Headed Bug, Hyalymenus tarsatus, is commonly called a Texas Bow Legged Bug.  According to BugGuide:  “on a variety of plants, especially euphorbias and seed pods of legumes and milkweeds” and in our opinion, it poses no direct threat to your health.

Thank you so much Daniel for your help and prompt response!
Now I can safely trap them and put them outside without losing my mind.
I can definitely see where their name comes from. They have a beautiful green color as well.
Thanks again and have a wonderful day,
Patricia
What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject:  Cluster of Bugs
Geographic location of the bug:  San Pedro, CA
Date: 09/13/2017
Time: 01:30 AM EDT
I was walking my dog on a path by the ocean and noticed a large isolated collection of bright red bugs I don’t recall ever seeing in my life despite living in this general area all my life.
How you want your letter signed:  curious dog walker

Aggregation of Mediterranean Red Bugs

Dear curious dog walker,
These are Mediterranean Red Bugs, an invasive species that was recently introduced to Southern California.  They generally get noticed when they form large aggregations of both adult and immature individuals.

Aggregation of Mediterranean Red Bugs

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination