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Subject:  1 inch big with spots
Geographic location of the bug:  South Texas
Date: 07/01/2019
Time: 01:44 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hello, what is this?
How you want your letter signed:  G

Kissing Bug

Dear G,
This is a Kissing Bug or Blood Sucking Conenose Bug in the genus
Triatoma, a group that has garnered significant publicity in recent years because it spreads Chagas Disease through biting.

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Subject:  Bug identify
Geographic location of the bug:  Baltimore, Maryland
Date: 06/28/2019
Time: 11:42 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  This bug is rare
How you want your letter signed:  Shay

Wheel Bug Nymph

Dear Shay,
This is an immature Wheel Bug.  Wheel Bugs are not considered rare.

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Subject:  What is it?
Geographic location of the bug:  Mount Washington, Los Angeles, California
Date: 06/28/2019
Time: 08:09 AM PDT
Your letter to the bugman:  3legged.  Focus is a bit off. its foot closest us looks good.
How you want your letter signed:  Chris Howard

Thread-Legged Bug

Hi Chris,
This is a Thread Legged Bug, an Assassin Bug in the subfamily Emesinae, and it is a beneficial predator.  It actually does have six legs if you look closely.  Four rear legs are used for walking, and projecting out in front of the two antennae are the pair of raptorial front legs that are used to capture prey.  Here is a BugGuide image for comparison.

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Subject:  Mr. Belvedere
Geographic location of the bug:  Southport, North Carolina
Date: 06/26/2019
Time: 08:12 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Came to work and saw these guys hanging out on my door.  What’s that bug?!
How you want your letter signed:  However

Wheel Bug

This is a predatory Wheel Bug.

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Subject:  A beetle fell out of my shirt. I was sitting on my couch.  Afterwards went to garage. Looked in my car.  Began cooking.  It was eating me alive.
Geographic location of the bug:  Harbison Canyon, San Diego County. CA
Date: 06/22/2019
Time: 06:48 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  I’m still reacting terribly with welts and hives after 11 days??  No one knows what it is.  I’m on prescription meds and miserable. Doc appt yesterday. I was bit 5 or 6 times at base of my spine.  Recovering from shingles after 3 months. Now this.  I’m miserable. Hives all over. Hives on upper legs-front and back, back, chest, behind knees,hips. It’s terrible.  Thank you.  Resting now.
How you want your letter signe:  Debbie Kelley

Burrowing Bug

Dear Debbie,
We empathize with your health crisis.  We are confident that this is a Burrowing Bug in the family Cydnidae, possibly from the genus
Dallasiellus like this Southern California individual pictured on BugGuide.  We cannot locate any information on BugGuide regarding their tendency to bite, nor can we find information elsewhere in our quick search.  Hopefully, now that you have an identification, you might be able to locate helpful information on your reaction.

Rash

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Subject:  Need help identifying insect
Geographic location of the bug:  North Carolina
Date: 06/20/2019
Time: 10:07 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  I found this insect on my car and i have no idea what kind it is.
How you want your letter signed:  Ginellie

Big Legged Bug Nymph

Dear Ginellie,
This is an immature True Bug in the family Coreidae, commonly called the Leaf Footed Bugs or Big Legged Bugs.  Based on this BugGuide image, we believe it is a first instar Big Legged Bug nymph in the genus
Acanthocephala, meaning that it has just recently hatched.  Later instar nymphs turn bluish-gray.

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