Subject:  Black and white bug
Geographic location of the bug:  Southern England
Date: 06/10/2018
Time: 03:54 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  This bug was seen in a garden center and it looks like it’s mating
How you want your letter signed:  Rick Powell

Mating Figwort Weevils

Dear Rick,
These are mating Figwort Weevils,
Cionus scrophulariae, which we identified on Bug Blog and the verified its identity on UK Beetle Recording.  According to Nature Spot:  “Fairly frequent and widespread in Britain with fewer records from the north” and the habitat is “Around the foodplants Figwort and Mullein.”

Mating Figwort Weevils

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Subject:  Crane Fly?
Geographic location of the bug:  Singapore
Date: 06/10/2018
Your letter to the bugman:  Dear Bugman, love your site! Is this a Crane Fly?
How you want your letter signed:  Bug Hunter@SG

Crane Fly

Dear Bug Hunter@SG,
Thanks for the compliment.  This is indeed a Crane Fly, but we are not having any luck with a species identification.

Thanks so much. You guys are generous to share your knowledge like this, and your webpage really makes it fun to learn about bugs.
Thanks again!
Dr Gan Su-lin

Subject:  What is this
Geographic location of the bug:  Montreal , Quebec
Date: 06/11/2018
Time: 07:06 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  We found this on a diseased Maple tree in our backyard.  Can you identify what this is
How you want your letter signed:  Alan Kelly

Giant Ichneumon Ovipositing

Dear Alan,
This is a female Giant Ichneumon in the genus
Megarhyssa, probably Megarhyssa macrurus which is pictured on BugGuide, and she is ovipositing or laying eggs.  Since you have indicated that your maple tree is diseased, it is most likely infested by various wood boring insects, including the larvae of the Pigeon Horntail, the prey of the Giant Ichneumon.  The female Giant Ichneumon senses the presence of the larval Pigeon Horntail burrowing in the wood, and she inserts her long ovipositor so she can lay an egg on or near the larval Horntail.  When the egg hatches, the larval Giant Ichneumon will parasitize the Pigeon Horntail larva.  The Giant Ichneumon will not harm your tree.

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Subject:  Identify
Geographic location of the bug:  Virginia
Date: 06/11/2018
Time: 04:05 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Need help figuring out what this is
How you want your letter signed:  William clarke

Giant Stonefly

Dear William,
This is a Giant Stonefly in the genus
Pteronarcys and here is a BugGuide image for comparison.  Also known as Salmonflies, Giant Stoneflies have aquatic larvae known as naiads that are found in freshwater streams, so we suspect you live near a creek or river.

Subject:  Please identify this insect
Geographic location of the bug:  Conroe, TX
Date: 06/11/2018
Time: 03:07 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Can you please tell me what this is?  Thank you for your time and assistance.
How you want your letter signed:  Mary Luc

Female Cockroach with Ootheca

Dear Mary Luc,
This is a female Cockroach (sorry we can’t determine the species from this camera angle) and she is expelling an ootheca or egg case.

Subject:  Bombus ternarius
Geographic location of the bug:  North-West BC, Canada
Date: 06/11/2018
Time: 03:14 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Looks like a Bombus ternarius to me, but I’m new to bumble bees.
How you want your letter signed:  Shawn C

Tri-Colored Bumble Bee

Dear Shawn,
Based on this BugGuide image, we are in agreement that this is a Tri-Colored Bumble Bee,
Bombus ternarius.  According to BugGuide:  “First abdominal segment with yellow hair, segments 2 & 3 reddish-orange, segments 5 and 6 and facial hairs black.”