Subject: What kind of Bug is this ??
Location: Harlan, Kentucky
April 24, 2017 8:57 pm
We have just rented a Couch from Aaron’s and we keep finding these Bugs, mostly in the evening when it starts getting dark, we have found a couple in the daylight but mostly at dark. They are less than a quarter of a inch and kinda diamond, oval shaped. The Aaron’s Furniture Store is located in Middlesbrough, Kentucky, I am located in Harlan, Kentucky.
Signature: What That Bug ??

Bed Bug

It would appear that your rental couch came with free Bed Bugs.

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Subject: Creepy crawler every summer
Location: Miami, Florida
April 24, 2017 8:40 pm
Every summer I get these in my room. I have a wall a.c. unit. I always think this is the way they get in but then I find them coming out from under my bed. I live in Florida. I thought I got rid of them but I guess it was the cooler months. I need help.
Signature: Stephanie


Dear Stephanie,
This is a Woodlouse and they like damp conditions.

Subject: Arizona moth
Location: Pima County, AZ
April 24, 2017 4:03 pm
This moth was found in Madera Canyon, Pima County, AZ in mid-April 2017. This was the only angle we could get of it. Is it possible to identify from this photo?
Signature: Lois

Tiger Moth

Dear Lois,
This looks like a Tiger Moth in the genus
Ctenucha to us.  There are several species found in Arizona, but this looks most like a member of the rubroscapus/multifaria species complex that is found along the Pacific coastal areas according to BugGuide.

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Subject: Fuzzy wasps?
Location: Brunswick, NY (outside Albany)
April 24, 2017 7:23 am
Found these on goat poop in the pasture this morning. Upstate New York, end of April. It’s been reliably warm for a couple of weeks now.
Signature: Deb at Whimsey Acres Farm

Golden Dung Flies

Dear Deb at Whimsey Acres Farm,
These are NOT wasps.  They are Flies, and we quickly identified them as Golden Dung Flies,
Scathophaga stercoraria, thanks to images posted to BugGuide where it states:  “adult males are bright yellow or golden; females are usually grayer; both sexes very hairy on body and legs.”  BugGuide also states:  “larvae found in/on dung of domestic and wild animals adults found in the neighborhood of larval development sites (dung) which can be just about anywhere – pastures, meadows, woodlands, beside standing or running water, parks, gardens, etc.”  Your image represents a new category for our site as it is the first submission we have had for Dung Flies in the family Scathophagidae.

Golden Dung Flies

Thank you!  They’re quite beautiful, actually, and now I can learn more about them.

Subject: Can you identity this beetle for me?
Location: Darlington QLD Australia
April 24, 2017 3:38 am
Hi, I found this beetle in a gorge and I was wondering if you could identify it.
Signature: Place on email

Regal Jewel Beetle

This is a Jewel Beetle in the family Buprestidae, and based on images posted to Australia:  Land of Stigmodera, we believe it is Calodema regalis or a closely related species.  There is also an image named the Regal Jewel Beetle posted to Csiro that supports that identification.

Regal Jewel Beetle

Subject: Swimming/Flying Bug
Location: Southwest Houston, TX
April 23, 2017 4:01 pm
I found this bug swimming in my pool the other day. I got it out and onto a pool mat. After sitting there for awhile it flew off. It was maybe a 1/2 inch long and had a line across it’s back that appeared to open and close almost like it was breathing.
Signature: TX Bug

Giant Water Bug

This is a Giant Water Bug in the genus Belostoma, and while it is nowhere near as large as the Toe-Biters in the genus Lethocerus, they are impressive nonetheless.  Handle with caution as Giant Water Bugs are capable of biting.