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Subject:  What bug is this?
Geographic location of the bug:  Tolima, colombia
Date: 12/03/2018
Time: 12:38 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Is this big connected to chagras parasite? Is this a triatomine bug?
How you want your letter signed:  Violet

Big Legged Bug

Dear Violet,
This is a Big Legged Bug in the family Coreidae, and along with Assassin Bugs in the family Reduviidae that includes the subfamily Triatominae, they are classified together in the suborder Heteroptera, which explains their physical similarities, but Big Legged Bugs are not a threat to humans and they do not carry the Chagas parasite.  Your individual is magnificent and very distinctive looking, but despite our efforts, we have only located this image on FlickR and this image on FlickR, but alas, neither includes a species identification.  Perhaps one of our readers, like Cesar Crash who runs Insetologia, might write in with a species identification.

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Subject:  Bug from outer space?
Geographic location of the bug:  North central Florida -Alachua Co
Date: 11/09/2018
Time: 10:56 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Unusual fellow here – we can’t Id – help please .  Beneficial bug?
Photo taken late October.
How you want your letter signed:  Always Learning

Big Legged Bug

Dear Always Learning,
This is a Big Legged Bug in the genus
Acanthocephala, is native to Florida and definitely NOT from outer space.   Because of the orange tipped antennae and your location, we believe it is Acanthocephala terminalis.  You can check BugGuide to verify our identification.

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Subject:  Orange bug with wing-like things on legs
Geographic location of the bug:  NAYARIT MEXICO
Date: 10/26/2018
Time: 12:50 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  hello, I am on the Pacific coast of Mexico and have recently encountered a special bug that ive never seen before. There are many enjoying my passionfruit vine, can you help me identify please.
How you want your letter signed:  Katie

Flag Footed Bug

Dear Katie,
This is a Flag Footed Bug, probably
Anisocelis flavolineata, though your ventral view does not show the pattern on the wings.  Also, the color on your individual appears light, causing us to suspect it might have just molted and it has not yet darkened in tone.

Flag Footed Bug

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Subjec:  Deadly kissing bug?!?!
Geographic location of the bug:  Washington State
Date: 10/20/2018
Time: 05:22 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hello,
I have been seeing these more frequently and found one in my house this evening. Is this the dangerous kissing bug, or something else?
Thanks in advance!
How you want your letter signed:  A nervous Nelly

Western Conifer Seed Bug

Dear A nervous Nelly,
This is a native Western Conifer Seed Bug, not a Kissing Bug.  The Western Conifer Seed Bug has greatly increased its range beginning in the 1960s when it began to be reported outside of the Pacific Northwest.  It now frequently enters homes to hibernate in the northeast and beginning in the early 2000s it has been reported in Europe as well.

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Subject:  Unknown Insect
Geographic location of the bug:  Wilmington, Delaware
Date: 09/19/2018
Time: 11:01 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  When recharging my electric vehicle, I found a swarm of these insects on the handle of the charging station.  They appear some sort of ant and as it started to rain, they grouped together into a tight formation.
How you want your letter signed:  Curious in Delaware

Probably Leaf Footed Bug Hatchlings

Dear Curious in Delaware,
These are hatchling True Bugs and we suspect they are in the Leaf Footed Bug family Coreidae.

 

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Subject:  What insect is this
Geographic location of the bug:  Illinois
Date: 08/11/2018
Time: 06:16 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Was  curious as to what these lil guys are. Please help..thank u
How you want your letter signed:  Bugguy

Squash Bug

Dear Bugguy,
This is a Squash Bug, and according to BugGuide:  “Hosts: various cucurbits (members of the squash family), prefers pumpkin and squash” and “
the most injurious coreid in FL causes wilting and blackening of leaves; can transmit cucurbit yellow vine disease.”

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