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Subject:  Bug ID
Geographic location of the bug:  Noblesville Indiana
Date: 08/02/2019
Time: 11:00 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  It sure looked mean. The body might have been 5/8″ long.
How you want your letter signed:  Jeff

Wheel Bug

Dear Jeff,
Like other Assassin Bugs, the predatory Wheel Bug is quite capable of biting a human, however, unlike several other Assassin Bugs including those in genus
Zelus, the Sycamore Assassin Bugs and the infamous Kissing Bugs, we almost never get reports of bites from Wheel Bugs.  We have several awesome images of Wheel Bugs on our site, and your image is one of the best.

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Subject:  Pink aphid like bug
Geographic location of the bug:  Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Date: 08/03/2019
Time: 10:15 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  I found this guy at the top of my milkweed plant on August 2nd 2019. It’s beautiful. What is it?
How you want your letter signed:  Linda

Predatory Stink Bug nymph

Hi Linda,
Are you by chance growing milkweed to encourage Monarch butterflies?  If you are, you might want to consider relocating this beneficial Predatory Stink Bug nymph away from your milkweed as they have been documented feeding on Monarch Caterpillars.

That would explain why my monarch caterpillars keep disappearing. I have found 3 dead and about 10 just went missing. It’s been very disappointing.
Thanks for the info. I will move the bug to the front garden.
Thank you very much for the information.
Linda

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Subject: Pink winged insect
Geographic location of the bug:  Central texas
Date: 08/03/2019
Time: 10:43 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  My son found this bug outside of our home in central Texas.
How you want your letter signed:  Tucker Lockhart

Newly molted Kissing Bug

Dear Tucker,
This is definitely an Assassin Bug and we believe its coloration is due to recent metamorphosis and that it will soon darken.  The potentially alarming news is that though your image lacks critical detail, we believe this is one of the Kissing Bugs in the genus
Triatoma that are known to spread Chagas Disease in humans.  See Texas A&M Agrilife Extension for images and information regarding Kissing Bugs.

Ok, here it is several hours later. Kissing bug??

Kissing Bug

This is definitely a Kissing Bug in the genus Triatoma.  It looks to us like an Eastern Blood Sucking Conenose Bug, Triatoma sanguisuga, which is reported from Texas based on BugGuide information where it states:  “Sometimes bites humans, and the bite may be severe, causing an allergic reaction.”

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Subject:  Round black beetle with white margin and 6 white spots on rear of abdomen
Geographic location of the bug:  Reno NV foothills 6000’ elevation
Date: 08/01/2019
Time: 02:00 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  These smallish round beatles have surprised us by coming into the house by the dozens.  Never saw them before. They are in scattered locations, mostly on the floor, and I don’t move much, but can move slowly or rather quickly if disturbed. I can’t figure out what they want or what they eat. Several are on the doorstep, anxious to come in if the door is opened.
They are round black beetles with white margin and 6 white spots on rear of abdomen.
How you want your letter signed:  Carolyn

Conchuela Stink Bug Nymph

Dear Carolyn,
This is not a Beetle.  It is an immature Stink Bug, and based on this BugGuide image, it is in the genus
Chlorochroa, probably the Conchuela Stink Bug.  According to BugGuide:  “prefers fleshy fruits of various plants, especially agarita, balsam-gourd and mesquite; also on sage, yucca, mustards, prickly pear (Opuntia), and various crops (cotton, alfalfa, corn, sorghum, grapes, peas, tomatoes, etc.); primarily a seed feeder preferring leguminous plants (once mesquite beans dry, the bugs move to more succulent plants). “

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Subject:  Different bug
Geographic location of the bug:  Visalia ca
Date: 07/27/2019
Time: 02:23 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Found a little critter on my bed, thought it was a cockroach but the back looks different almost like a mask when u zoom it   what is this ?
How you want your letter signed:  Lizzy

Mediterranean Seed Bug

Dear Lizzy,
This is not a Cockroach.  It is an invasive Mediterranean Seed Bug,
Xanthochilus saturnius, and it is pictured on pBase.  According to BugGuide:  “native to Europe and the Mediterranean, adventive in NA (WA-CA) and now locally abundant.”

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Subject:  Large pink bug
Geographic location of the bug:  Champaign, IL
Date: 08/01/2019
Time: 07:45 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  We found this large pink bug on the car. It’s about the size of a large wolf spider (just a comparison) and made us think of stink bugs but with it being pink instead of brown we did not know what it was. We just took pictures and left it alone.
How you want your letter signed:  Big pink big

Big Legged Bug nymph

Dear Big pink big,
In a more general sense, this is a Big Legged Bug nymph in the family Coreidae, and of that we are certain.  We are speculating on the genus, but we cannot find visual evidence online.  The closest we could find is of a later instar Big Legged Bug nymph,
Acanthocephala declivis, pictured on BugGuide, but it is not pink.  Many insects are pale in coloration immediately after molting, like this example of a molting Wheel Bug, and we believe your Big Legged Bug is newly molted, which is why it is pink, and it will soon darken to gray.

Big Legged Bug nymph

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