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Subject: What is this bug?
Location: Ohio
July 12, 2017 6:54 pm
I first noticed this bug when it was on my phone screen. The next day the same thing happened. I sprayed the entire couch that I was sitting on with 91% alcohol and laid white paper because they are hard to see other wise. I eventually find one and photographed it
Signature: Cc

Dime and Black Speck

Dear Cc,
This is not a bug.  It is a dime, unless you mean the unidentifiable black speck next to the dime.  There is not enough detail for us to identify the black speck.

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Subject: My wife got stung
Location: Houston texas
April 6, 2017 9:12 pm
My wife went outside at night to get the clothes from the dryer and she said she heard a buzzing sound and felt a bug land on her chest, she didn’t get to see it but when she tried to shew it away it stung her and made a pretty good hole on her chest and it swelled up about a half inch in diameter. Please help
Signature: A. Gonzalez

Unknown Stinging Thing

Dear A. Gonzalez,
We cannot make out any insect details in the image you supplied.  We did not get your email until this morning.  If your wife is still being affected by the symptoms of the sting, you should seek professional medical assistance.

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Subject: Spider
Location: Derby, Kansas, USA
February 23, 2017 10:06 pm
This little dude came out of our fireplace! I just want to make sure he’s not poisonous.
Signature: Natalie

Woodlouse Hunter

Dear Natalie,
Firewood is often brought indoors with small critters hidden under bark and in cracks.  We believe that is how this Woodlouse Hunter,
Dysdera crocata, came to find itself in your fireplace.  You can see this BugGuide image for comparison.  According to BugGuide:  “Bites by the woodlouse spider, Dysdera crocata, are virtually innocuous. The main symptom is minor pain, typically lasting less than 1 hr, probably due mostly to the mechanical puncture of the skin.”  This is not an aggressive species and bites would only occur after carelessly handling an individual.

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Subject: What is this bug?
Location: Marble Falls, Tx.
February 24, 2017 7:24 am
I walked into the bathroom last night and there was this scary looking bug on the inside rim of the toilet! I can’t seem to find out what it is. Can you help?
Signature: tina price

Wad of Lint, we believe

Dear Tina,
While it might look vaguely bug-like, this is, in our opinion, a Wad of Lint.

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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


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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