Subject:  Odd insect?
Geographic location of the bug:  Gouverneur NY
Date: 09/08/2017
Time: 07:52 PM EDT
So I was sitting outside waiting for my daughter to get holes from school. When she got off the bus, i was coming in the house with her and seen this odd looking insect. Snapped a picture because I found it rather interesting. No idea what it is.
How you want your letter signed:  S.Bush

Milkweed Tussock Moth Caterpillar

Dear S. Bush,
Your daughter must have been somewhere where milkweed was growing since your pictured Milkweed Tussock Moth Caterpillar is only found feeding on milkweed.

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Subject:  Shiny green bug
Geographic location of the bug:  Hungary
Date: 09/08/2017
Time: 05:22 PM EDT
Hi
We found this bug on our holiday in Hungary, around the forest near the Balaton Lake. The bug was shiny green when we touched it changed colour.
How you want your letter signed:  Norbert

Green Scarab Beetle

Dear Norbert,
We believe your pretty green Scarab Beetle is a European Rose Chafer, a very different species from the North American Rose Chafer.  Here is an image from Insect Collector’s Shop of
Cetonia aurata pisana which is a dead ringer for your beetle.  Other images can be found on Insecta.Pro and Bio Lib.

Subject:  Moth?
Geographic location of the bug:  Central Louisiana
Date: 09/08/2017
Time: 06:37 PM EDT
This is a very cool looking insect. What is it?
How you want your letter signed:  ROBERT McMURTRY

Tersa Sphinx

Dear Robert,
This very aerodynamic looking moth is a Tersa Sphinx.

Tersa Sphinx

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Subject:  is this a luna caterpillar?
Geographic location of the bug:  Athens, Georgia
Your letter to the bugman:  This looks like a luna moth caterpillar but it’s orange, not green ?? Found crawling up my window screen Sept 2017, in wooded suburban-rural area.
How you want your letter signed:  curious about color

Pre-Pupal Luna Moth Caterpillar

Dear curious about color,
Many caterpillars change color just prior to pupation.  We agree that this is a Luna Moth Caterpillar and it is about to spin a cocoon and pupate.  See this BugGuide image.

Subject:  What’s this bug?
Geographic location of the bug:  Olympia Washington
Date: 09/06/2017
Time: 03:37 PM EDT
This is the oddest bug I’ve seen.
S/he is roughly an inch and a half long and maybe 4mm wide. I was told it might be a soldier beetle?
How you want your letter signed:  Tammi

Snakefly Larva

Dear Tammi,
This is a beneficial, predatory larva of a Snakefly.  According to BugGuide:  “Both larvae and adults are predatory, though they are capable of catching and killing only small and weak prey. Snakefly larvae feed on eggs and larvae of various insects, as well as adults of minute arthropods (e.g. mites, springtails, barklice, and homopterans). Adults typically prefer aphids but may eat a wide variety of arthropods. Adults take efforts to clean themselves after feeding.”

Subject:  Strange bug
Geographic location of the bug:  Delaware
Date: 09/07/2017
Time: 09:54 PM EDT
What is this? I found two of them today?
How you want your letter signed:  VS

Cicada Exuvia

Dear VS,
This is the shed exoskeleton or exuvia of a Cicada.