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Subject: terrified boat owner.
Location: Mississauga Ontario
February 19, 2017 4:04 pm
I have a boat thats been on the hard in Ontario Canada for 3 years, I have just purchased it and after looking at a video i took of the inside.
I noticed something big and scary, I have done every google search detailing what i can see and i can find nothing and i have to go work on this boat in a week and i am terrified for my life lol
any help would be greatly appreciated.
Signature: David Harvey

Thing on a Boat

Dear David,
We have no idea what this Thing is, but it does not look like an insect.  We also have our doubts that it is a living creature.

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Subject: Insect from Florida
Location: Florida
February 18, 2017 8:26 am
Dear Bugman,
Last year a friend of mine spent her holiday the US and took a picture of a weird looking animal/insect. Having studied biology myself I was determined to find out what it was but failed so far. Even my former zoology professor was clueless. Hopefully, you can help to unravel the mystery.
The picture was taken in a mangrove national park in Florida.
Greetings from Germany!
Signature: Miriam

Thing

Dear Miriam,
We are pretty certain this is NOT an insect.  The pattern on the body looks more scalelike, like a fish or reptile, but even so, we are not convinced this is a living creature.  It looks to us like it might be a fishing lure of some type, meant to mimic a creature, but actually made of rubber or some other substance.  Perhaps one of our readers will have an idea we have overlooked.

Dear Daniel,
Thank you so much for your reply. Maybe you are right and it’s just a toy made of rubber. If not, I really hope that someone from the readers has any idea or hint.
Best, Miriam

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Subject: Oleander Hawmoth Caterpillar
Location: Gujarat, India
February 5, 2017 5:22 pm
Hello Sir ,
It is pleasure to finally write to you. Your website has encouraged me to take up Zoology . It has been fun and i am identifying new species everyday. I am very grateful for all your help to every teen around the world like me. Today i am posting one of my very first identification . The Oleander Hawkmoth Caterpillar just before pupating. I like how it changes colour . Hope you like it .
Thank you.
Signature: Rajrajeshwar

Oleander Hawkmoth Caterpillar

Dear Rajrajeshwar,
We are so happy to hear our website is having a positive impact on youth around the world.  Your Oleander Hawkmoth Caterpillar image is the second example from India we have posted this week.  Because of the popularity of oleander as a garden plant, the Oleander Hawkmoth has expanded its population well beyond its natural range, including its naturalization in Hawaii.

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Subject: What the heck is this?
Location: Boynton Beach, Fl
February 2, 2017 9:05 am
Hi! I found this thing squirming on my bathroom floor below my attic entrance. Please tell me it’s not a termite!
Thanks–Stephanie
Signature: Stephanie K

Thing

Dear Stephanie,
There is not enough detail in the image of your Thing for us to make a definite identification, but this does not look to us like a Termite.  Interestingly, we were unable to label your image with your name and “thing” as another Stephanie had already submitted an image of a Thing we could not identify.  Perhaps one of our readers can lend some insight into what you have captured using digital media.

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Subject: What is this blue egg-like thing?
Location: Montréal (canada)
December 12, 2016 8:34 pm
Hi
We found these near the heater in the bathroom..saw 5or 6 of them and cleaned them up then a few days later saw 2 more
Looks like they have a tail and are very blue
Is something hatching eggs and should i call an exterminator? I have 2 young kids who are a bit freaked out and so am I ! What are they???
Thank you
Signature: Rita

Decorative Blue Things

Decorative Blue Things

Dear Rita,
We are relatively confident that these blue things are decorative and man-made, and NOT insect eggs.  Did you recently pull out some holiday decorations?  Perhaps these things fell off.  Since we will be away from the office during the holidays, we are postdating your submission to go live at the end of the month.

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Subject: Glowing objects in tree
Location: Long Island
November 29, 2016 7:10 am
This is a similar siting to this post:
https://www.whatsthatbug.com/2015/04/20/glowworms-or-christmas-tree-lights/
It is not a hoax, not Christmas lights, and not any other artificial lights. This happened just after sunset on a chilly evening. The site is on long island. The glowing was steady and not flashing. It was pitch black, and I had to use a 30 sec exposure. For the most part the glowing was green, but some reds came out in the long exposure. My tree had the most activity but you can see some in the neighbors tree as well. The tree was a linden tree. What is this?
Signature: GD

Laser Lights

Laser Lights

This looks like a Laser Lights holiday display to us.

I agree, yet I couldn’t find the source. I will check again tonight.
Thanks,
Glenn Dahl

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