Subject:  Moth
Location:  Southold, Long Island, New York
July 18, 2017
Hi Dan here’s  a beauty it was on my deck. Southold LI NY. Very happy to sit on my finger. Please let me no what she is.
Thank you Mary

Figured Tiger Moth, we believe

Dear Mary,
This is a Tiger Moth in the subfamily Arctiinae.  We believe, based on this BugGuide image, that it is a Figured Tiger Moth.  Did you get a look at its underwings?  It seems there are various degrees of red on the underwings, with this BugGuide example being very red.  There are some similar looking Tiger Moths in the genus, so our identification is questionable at best. 

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Subject: What grasshopper is this?
Location: Lake Naivasha, Kenya
July 18, 2017 10:37 pm
I found these black grasshoppers in Hell’s Gate Gorge near Lake Naivasha in Kenya in June 2017.
Signature: Martina

Grasshopper Nymphs

Dear Martina,
We did not have any luck locating any matching images online, but we suspect these black Grasshopper nymphs might be in the family Pyrgomorphidae, the Toxic Milkweed Grasshoppers.

Grasshopper Nymphs

Thanks Daniel,
That was my closest guess too.
Your website was very helpful in eliminating lots of possibilities, and in coming closer to a match.
Thanks so much too for the prompt response.
Best, Martina

Subject: Baby flying bug
Location: Clarksburg, WV
July 19, 2017 1:20 am
I found this bug flying up on my ceiling and would like to know what this is.
Signature: Heather

Long-Necked Seed Bug

Dear Heather,
Based on this BugGuide image, we are confident this is a Long-Necked Seed Bug,
Myodocha serripes.  According to BugGuide, it feeds on:  “Seeds of strawberry and St. John’s wort. Sometimes a pest of strawberries.”

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Subject: What is this?
Location: Folsom, California
July 19, 2017 6:24 am
What is this big and what does it do?
Signature: Cindy

Male Valley Carpenter Bee

Dear Cindy,
This is a male Valley Carpenter Bee, and we suppose his main purpose in life is to mate with a sexually dimorphic, black, female Valley Carpenter Bee.  While awaiting that opportunity, he will also pollinate flowers.

Subject: Clicking bug but I down think it’s a beetle
Location: Largo fl
July 19, 2017 7:45 am
It was on my mom’s scrunchy hairtie, she said it kept clicking and she pulled her hair out of a bun, and this bug didn’t even flinch.
It’s slightly red on its back and it’s like shaking one of its back wings. It’s not hurt but it won’t leave.
Signature: Cevanna

Small Grass Cicada

Dear Cevanna,
This is a Cicada, and based on the information you provided, we are guessing it was a very small Cicada, probably a Small Grass Cicada in the genus
Cicadetta, and according to BugGuide:  “These are small delicate cicadas often mistaken for “Tree/Leaf Hoppers”.  All members are less than an inch in length incl. wings.  They are variable in color from bright lime green to tan to boldly patterned with browns and/or greens.”  Cicadas are among the most vocal of all insects, and large Cicadas produce the loudest sounds in the insect class.

Thanks so much! It was driving me crazy because usually I can investigate Google until I find it but I couldn’t with this bug!

Subject: Caterpillar?
Location: Florida Panhandle
July 19, 2017 7:29 am
Would love to know what this little guy is. Caught him eating my apple tree so i remove him and took him someplace else away from my trer
Signature: -Curious Tree Owner

Red Spotted Purple Caterpillar

Dear Curious Tree Owner,
Based on this BugGuide image, we are confident that this is the caterpillar of a Red Spotted Purple, arguably one of the most beautiful North American butterflies.  A single caterpillar is not going to do any serious damage to your apple tree by feeding on leaves, and caterpillars removed from their host plant generally have little chance for survival.  We hope in the future, should you encounter another Red Spotted Purple Caterpillar feeding on your apple tree leaves, you will show a little more tolerance and allow it to remain.  In the event you still feel compelled to remove solitary Red Spotted Purple Caterpillars from your apple tree, BugGuide does provide this list of potential host plants:  “A variety of deciduous trees: willows and poplars (Willow family), cherries, apples and pears (Rose family), birches (Birch family), oaks and beeches (Beech family), Basswood (Linden family) and others. Also recorded from currant and blueberry bushes.”

You’ll be happy to know I found the little guy and placed it back on the tree. 🙂

Wow, we are happy we caught your request early.  For your kindness, we are tagging your submission with the Bug Humanitarian Award.