Metamorphosis of a Stilt Bug

Subject: Mystery activity? Location: Fannie, Ark. August 26, 2014 8:03 pm Who are these actors and what activity are they engaged in? Is one a male and one a female? Is one giving birth to the other? What is that gray worm-like thing coming out of the face of the larger? Why are the antennae … Read more

Stilt Bugs

Subject: Insect on gourds Location: Norman, OK July 12, 2014 11:45 am I am having difficulty identifying a particular insect dwelling on my lagenaria gourds. The attached images show an adult and a pair of immature insects. They can fly, at least short distances, but they keep the wings against these body when at rest … Read more

Mating Stilt Bugs

found it Location:  Northern Indiana August 18, 2010 9:25 am I recently sent a few pics of insects I’ve found in Northern Indiana. I have been able to ID it with Peterson’s Field Guide, and then confirmed it with pics on BugGuide. They are stilt bugs (the Berytidae Family). Just thought I’d let you know … Read more

Mating Stilt Bugs

Not sure about this bug I thought it was some kind of walking stick, but someone said to me it was more of a true bug. I am perplexed now as I haven’t found anything like it in various books for insects in our area. I thought it might be a North American walking stick … Read more