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Subject: Pennsylvania mystery insect
Location: Newtown Square, PA
July 21, 2017 8:50 am
Hello Daniel,
Thank you for your hard work on this superb site. I raise and breed preying mantids. I found two of these insects on my deck table on 07-19-17 in the full sun. One was dead (natural causes), the other nearly expired. As far as I could tell they were identical. Try as I may with my research references, I cannot ID these guys. I’m very curious. Hope you can solve the mystery.
Signature: John Miller

Two Spotted Tree Cricket

Subject: Pennsylvania mystery solved
July 21, 2017 9:09 am
I just wrote you a note with accompanying hi-def image of a “mystery” bug (actually two of them), discovered yesterday.  A mystery no more.  They are:
Female and male Neoxabea bipunctata.   It’s always great fun to unravel a mystery.
Signature: John Miller

Hi John,
You are correct that this is
Neoxabea bipunctata, a female Two Spotted Tree Cricket.  Your beautiful image is a wonderful addition to our archive.

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Subject: Ia it a “Biter”?
Location: Union, MO, USA
July 20, 2017 11:51 am
Found this guy in my basement. He was just crawling around although it appears he might have wings. Below is a picture of the insect and a picture of my bites. As you can see there are smaller bites around the large ones although those dark spots are only old bites and not any recent ones. Could you please tell me if this is a match?
Signature: -Itchy Itchy Ichabod

Field Cricket (missing jumping legs)

Dear Itchy Itchy Ichabod,
We had to respond to your just because of your signature.  This is a female Field Cricket in the genus
Gryllus and she is missing her rear jumping legs.  Fleas often bite people on the ankles, and our best guess for your bites is Flea Bites and not this Cricket.

Flea Bites, we believe

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Subject: A nest of grasshoppers??
Location: Ontario Canada
July 8, 2017 10:30 am
We opened up our window on the second storey of our home and found this nest filled with these light green insect resembling a grasshopper. I didn’t think that they made nests so I’m not sure if my assumption is correct or how they would even get there. Any info would be really appreciated.
Signature: Thanks for any info.

Grass Carrying Wasp Nest

This is the nest of a Grass Carrying Wasp.  The female Grass Carrying Wasp constructs her nest and provisions it.  According to BugGuide:  “Larvae are fed Gryllidae (particularly tree crickets) or other Orthoptera.” 

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Subject: Pool visitor
Location: Barkhamsted, CT
May 21, 2017 7:41 pm
Found this little dude in the pool while prepping for spring setup. Grasshopper? Cricket? About 3 inches long.
Signature: Kate

Mole Cricket in Swimming Pool

Dear Kate,
This is a Mole Cricket, and though we have gotten reports in the past that they swim quite well, we do not consider them to be aquatic.  They are subterranean dwellers that can also fly.

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Subject: Whats that Bug
Location: Gippsland Victoria
May 3, 2017 3:31 am
UMMM i saw this Bug on our farm down the bottom of a valley and it looked lost !! i have never seen anything like this before.
Signature: dan

Mole Cricket

Dear Dan,
This is a Mole Cricket, and it is one of our most common identification requests.  We receive images of Mole Crickets from Australia and many other parts of the globe.  Mole Crickets are subterranean dwellers that use their front legs to quickly did in the earth.  Some species can also fly and they are attracted to lights.

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Subject: What’s this thing????
Location: Melbourne. Australia
April 17, 2017 10:00 pm
Hey bugman this photo was taken today in Melbourne, Australia and I have absolutely no clue as to what this creature is. Hoping you can help!
Signature: Mrbug3

Mole Cricket

Dear Mrbug3,
Mole Crickets are one of our most common identification requests, and not just from Australia, but from many parts of the world as far apart as North America and the Middle East.

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