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34 Responses to Comments & Questions

  1. tammymitchell says:

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10200738036204071&set=a.4296138652481.170227.1557041123&type=1&theater&notif_t=like I live in Beckville, Tx, this beauty spent the night on the screen of my kitchen window and this is one of the pictures I took of it, beautiful

    • bugman says:

      This is a Luna Moth. If you attach the photo using our regular form https://www.whatsthatbug.com/ask-whats-that-bug/ we will try to post it. Please use Luna Moth as the subject line.

    • Xmegatron says:

      My favorite pet spider is a male false black widow. I had one once his name was d’angelo like the singer he would always defend his territory I would feed him big beetles and I had put a comments house spider male in. With him they fought and d’angelo won multiple times. My next DEBATE will be a male false black widow spider vs a male orchard spider who wins.

  2. I was in Lamar , Okla the first part of May and a very strange thing happened. Swarms of Australian green beeltes were everywhere. Even in the house. No one had ever seen them before . It was like they came from the earth and disappered two weeks later. This area is about 3 hours east of Moore Okla where they had a catagory 5 tornadoes. Is there any way, these beetles come from the earth prior to the tornadoes and then buried them selves again? All the old people in the little towns have never seen them before. Where did they come from? They were shiny and green with fuzzy legs. They actually had a sting to it. No one knows anything about them.. Can you help

  3. They are Stag Beetles /Australian Green Beetles.

  4. Mike Stav says:

    no rush, just wondering if you will reply to my email once you identify my mystery bug or if I need to keep checking this website. I left a photo of a strange againts a ruler a week or so ago.

    • bugman says:

      We can only respond to a few letters per day. Please resend the original request with the photo and all necessary information. Then put “second attempt” in the subject line.

  5. ila says:

    Can you tell me anything about an insect commonly called “go-devil”?

  6. Milton Ross says:

    In my pasta, cereals, flour + a few other spots are very small critters that appear on my shelves also black about 1 mm etc. Look like a microscopic turtle without a shell. Of course we have cleaned, restored, thrown out sprayed and now have everything in jars or sealed containers. What are they? any suggestions? Many thanks Oh yes, we are in S.E. Florida but not rural.

  7. Kinyonga says:

    I was just wondering if it’s allowed to resend the identification request if I don’t get a reply within a certain time? (:

    • bugman says:

      Resending is recommended if you didn’t get a response. We are unable to respond to every request. Please put second attempt in the subject line.

  8. Kinyonga says:

    Ok, I’ll do that, thank you! 😀

  9. Eden says:

    i’m from N. Florida, and I’ve been recently hearing buzzing noises, somewhat to what a fly sounds like in window blinds, coming in from my walls of one of the bedrooms. I have no ideas to what it is or what it may be. Is there a chance I may have some sort of bug crawling, and possibly mulitplying, in my walls. I’ve also been experiencing sudden knocks on my windows. The knocking is coming from moths outside, quite certain of that, but is it normal to have them hit your window as if they’re trying to break in? I don’t have any light sources on when it happens.

  10. llltappNPmadness says:

    Hi Eden,

    I’m no expert. Not even a decent amateur :). But I have had the same experiences here on the Space Coast. The buzzing: I heard that one night in a previous home, and after some investigating found out I had a huge yellow jacket nest in my wall. I recommend a professional if that is the case. (my father took care of mine, and having yellow jackets flying through my home is enough to give you PTSD).

    The knocking into windows: I found that annual cicadas were attracted to light in the house and didn’t realize there was a “window” in between them and the inside. They are strong and sound pretty loud knocking into windows and doors. They are great fliers but their vision is apparently poor from what I have read.

    Hope you find the source,


  11. Chelsea says:

    I posted a picture of my mystery bug a few weeks ago and I was just wondering if you have found anything! because my assignment is due tomorrow and I would love to have the answer as to what bug it is,
    Thanks Chelsea.

  12. yvonne says:

    hi the beetle orange spottedfruit chafer is it poison to marmasets can you help ?
    thanks yvonne

  13. Gianni says:

    I’m trying to find a bug simalliar to the one I see in my house I don’t know the name and nothi ng is related can u help

  14. Alexandr Adzos says:

    I am Account Manager from Adzos.com.
    I am here to get compliance upon starting our business collaboration buying your ad spaces. Is it possible?

    Best wishes
    Publisher Manager
    Alexandr Adzos

  15. JEFF HAYNES says:

    I’m seeing fireflies in the trees around my house in the Redding area of northern Cal. I’ve lived here all my life and spend a lot of time in the outdoors. This is something I have never seen before.

    Are there other similar reports?

    This is in late January and February.

    They were there two nights ago after a heavy storm about an hour after dark.

    The first time I saw them, early January, they were very bright and not flashing, the next two night they weren’t quite as bright and flashing, all at the same time a little less than a second apart.

    First sighting was on an Oak tree, last night they were on a Deador Cedar.

    Thought you might like to now.

    Jeff L Haynes
    Millville Ca.

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