Leaf Beetle in Limon, Costa Rica

I was out photographing birds and sloths when I saw this beetle. I have been unable to locate any matching photos online, so I hope you can help with this one. Dear Stephen, This is a Leaf Beetle in the family Chrysomelidae.  We believe we have correctly identified it as Megistomela punctatissima or a closely related … Read more

Tick in Uzbekistan

Hello, I live in Tashkent, the Republic of Uzbekistan in the second floor flat. Today I caught it crawling on my neck. Thankfully, it didn’t have time to bite me but I’m afraid it might have friends. What is it and how do I get rid of it? Dear Resident of Uzbekistan, This is a … Read more

Aphids on my Green Onions

Can you please identify these bugs, found in my green onions today in my greenhouse in Morgantown, West Virginia?  I didn’t know anything liked onions! Are they bad for my green onions or my greenhouse and how do I get rid of them? Bev Dear Bev, These are Aphids.  Aphids, which are able to reproduce … Read more

Caterpillar from Machakos Kenya

Hello! I am Daniel from Kenya. I found this insect around Machakos County and I’d appreciate your assistance in identifying it. Thank you in advance for your help. Hi Daniel, This is a Sphinx Moth Caterpillar or Hornworm in the family Sphingidae.  We are not certain of the species.  Hornworms, which get their common name because … Read more

Armyworm / Caterpillar Infestation

Hi What’s That Bug, What are these? I found them on my wall between the window and the ceiling in Phoenix, AZ in March. They almost look like some sort of a black dust formation on the wall. quickdrawtoo ‘What’s That Bug’ Product Recommendations: Wondercide – Preventive Indoor Pest Control Spray Wondercide uses natural, plant-based … Read more