Subject:  Spider?
Geographic location of the bug:  LaGrange Park
Date: 12/01/2017
Time: 10:17 AM EDT
Is this a spider? Does it bite? I found it inside my house, in the bedroom.
How you want your letter signed:  Curious

Camel Cricket

Dear Curious,
This is a Camel Cricket, a harmless creature that is often found in dark, damp places like basements.  Though it was our Bug of the Month back in 2009, we felt it was time for that honor again.

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Subject:  bug identify
Geographic location of the bug:  NYC
Date: 11/30/2017
Time: 02:41 PM EDT
These are bugs we have seen at night in our apt
How you want your letter signed :  David

Cockroach Nymph

Dear David,
This is an immature Cockroach, and it sounds like you might have an infestation in your apartment.

Subject:  Coleoptera larva?
Geographic location of the bug:  Serengeti in Tanzania
Date: 11/30/2017
Time: 02:58 PM EDT
Hi!
I’m not sure but possibly it’s a coleopteran larva. I’ve been searching by Internet but it’s been impossible to find any larva like this one.
Can you help me?
It was in may 2016.
Thanks!
How you want your letter signed:  Ferran Lizana

Larva, probably Beetle Larva

Dear Ferran,
Except for butterflies and moths, there is often not much documentation available on immature insects.  We agree this is probably a beetle larva.  We are posting the image and perhaps our readers will want to take a stab at this identification.

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Subject:  what caterpillars are these
Geographic location of the bug:  Eastern Cape
Date: 11/29/2017
Time: 06:24 AM EDT
Please help ID.
How you want your letter signed:  andrew

Cape Lappet Moth Caterpillar

Dear Andrew,
The image with a single individual is a Lappet Moth Caterpillar, possibly a Cape Lappet Moth Caterpillar.  We will attempt to identify the group of caterpillars later.

Thanks so much. Yes I also got to the lappet moth group. Great help. The multiple ones looked emperor moth family at first glance but then with the tufted spines it threw me a bit
Thanks so much for the efforts.

We agree that your other caterpillars are from the family Saturniidae, but we want to verify the species.

Subject:  red larva
Geographic location of the bug:  Big Bend Nat. Park, TX
Date: 11/29/2017
Time: 10:35 PM EDT
Seen on November 20, 2014 at about 6000 ft. on the Laguna Meadows trail.  About 2 1/2 inches long and 1/2 inch in diameter.  It looked like a gummy worm.
How you want your letter signed:  Dusty

Red Caterpillar

Dear Dusty,
We are pretty confident that this is a Moth Caterpillar, possibly in the superfamily Noctuoidea, because it looks so similar to the caterpillars in the genus
Heterocampa.  Here is a similar looking individual posted to BugGuide.  We will continue to attempt a more specific identification.  Perhaps one of our readers will have a suggestion.

Thanks very much, I have been wondering about what it might be for a couple of years.
You guys have the coolest site!
JD

Subject:  Kissing Bug or Stink Bug?
Geographic location of the bug:  Marrero, Louisiana
Date: 11/29/2017
Time: 07:32 AM EDT
On November 23, 2017 the children at the daycare I work at found this insect on the play yard. They think it’s a stink bug, but I’m almost sure it’s a kissing bug. I said the back legs look like he takes steroids and hits the gym regularly for leg day. I’ve never seen a stink bug that looks like this.
How you want your letter signed:  Not A Bug Fan

Big Legged Bug

Dear Not A Bug Fan,
None of the above.  This is a Big Legged Bug in the genus
Acanthocephala.