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Subject: Big Bug
Location: Caracas, Venezuela
November 26, 2016 5:20 pm
Dear Bugman
It´s the first time in 9 year I saw in my yard a large bug like this (about 2.5 cm long)
Can you help me identify it.
Signature: bicvenaa

Big Legged Bug

Big Legged Bug

Dear bicvenaa,
This is a Big Legged Bug in the genus
Acanthocephala.  We cannot provide you with an exact species, but here is a similar looking individual, also from Venezuela, that is posted to Minden Pictures stock photo agency.

Dear Daniel,
Thank you so much for your response.
According to the picture from Minden Pictures no doubts about genus Acanthocephala.
Regards,

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Subject: Identification needed
Location: Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
November 22, 2016 12:29 pm
My daughter-in-law was taking out her xmas stuff and this bug was among her decorations.
Signature: Thank you. Tammy

Masked Hunter

Masked Hunter

Dear Tammy,
This is a predatory Masked Hunter, a species with a sticky exoskeleton that accumulates dust and debris, effectively camouflaging or masking the Masked Hunter in its environment.  Though they are beneficial, also being credited with preying upon Bed Bugs, Masked Hunters are capable of biting humans, so they should be handled with caution to avoid a potentially painful, but not dangerous bite.

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Subject: What is this bug! Queensland Australia
Location: Queensland Australia
November 26, 2016 4:08 pm
Hi,
Could you help us figure out what this bug is? It looks like an assasin bug but still has pink legs where as on google other assasin bugs have full black legs? Is it just a baby?
Thanks!
Signature: No preference

Fruit Spotting Bug nymph

Immature Fruit Spotting Bug

This is NOT an Assassin Bug.  Our gut reaction was that this must be a Leaf Footed Bug or Tip Wilter in the family Coreidae, and that suspicion proved correct when we located this FlickR image taken of Airlie Beach.  We found it identified as a Fruit Spotting Bug, Amblypelta lutescens or A. nitida , thanks to the Brisbane Insect site.  It is called a Banana Spotting Bug on the International Journal of Pest Management site.

Ahh thank you so much! It’s been driving is crazy 🙂

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Subject: New Bug
Location: Penang, Malaysia
November 24, 2016 6:07 am
Hey Bugman,
Thanks for all your help! Here’s another bug I’ve found but can’t identify. The jungles of Malaysia have so many different types of bugs!
Thanks!
Signature: Jon

Immature Assassin Bug

Immature Assassin Bug

Dear Jon,
This is an immature True Bug in the suborder Heteroptera, and we feel very confident it is a predatory Assassin Bug nymph because of its resemblance to this North American species.

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Subject: Bed bug or beetle?
Location: Cleveland, OH
November 21, 2016 6:29 am
Hello
Found this bug at work and wanted to identify without causing much panic. We are located in Cleveland, OH and it is cold outside but heated in the factory. Your help identifying is greatly appreciated.
Signature: Concerned in Cleveland

Bed Bug

Bed Bug

Dear Concerned in Cleveland,
We are sorry to have to inform you that this is a Bed Bug in the family Cimicidae, but we are not certain it is the Human Bed Bug, Cimex lectularius.  We would not rule out the possibility that it might be a related Swallow Bug or Bat Bug in the same family.  All members of the family are blood-suckers, but only the Human Bed Bug regularly feeds from humans.

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Subject: Help identify
Location: Massachusetts
November 16, 2016 8:24 pm
Just curious as to what this is. A customer asked me to identify.
Thanks!
Signature: AnnMarie

Leafhopper Assassin Bug nymph

Leafhopper Assassin Bug nymph

Dear AnnMarie,
This is a predatory immature Assassin Bug in the genus
Zelus, and we believe it is a Leafhopper Assassin Bug nymph.

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