Subject: Dragon like bug
Location: Austria
July 6, 2016 10:46 am
Hi Bugman,
I found this beautiful wandering through my garden. Can you help me find out, what it is? (So I can give it an appropriate dragon like name).
Thanks a billion!
Signature: Berndman

Katydid

Katydid

Dear Berndman,
This is an immature male Katydid, but we are not certain of the species.

Katydid

Katydid

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Subject: What type of tarantula could this be ?
Location: Bought it in Australia but could be from another country.
July 6, 2016 10:33 am
I know it’s a tarantula but just wondering if you could give me an idea on what type! I bought it from a pet store and forgotten what it’s called !!!
Signature: Adrian

Tarantula, we presume

Tarantula, we presume

Dear Adrian,
With all due respect, accuracy in proper identifications is tremendously aided by knowing the location of the sighting.  Pet stores purchase creatures from all over the world.  Furthermore, the highest quality images are incredibly helpful for proper identifications.  Your dark, blurry, low resolution image is not ideal for a proper identification.  We are not able to assist you at this time.

Subject: Beetle identification
Location: South-West Florida near the Gulf of Mexico
July 5, 2016 9:45 pm
Can you help me identify this beetle? I took this picture this morning (July 5, 2016). This is very large beetle, approximately 1″-1 1/2″ long, not including his sword-like snout. I live in South-West Florida near the gulf. I recently had some large Live Oak, and Palm tree’s trimmed and couple palms cut down. This beetle was found scurrying around on an oak log in a stack of logs and twigs saved for firewood. There were two palm logs lying next to this stack of wood as well.
Signature: curiosity killed the cat

Giant Palm Weevil

Giant Palm Weevil

This is a Giant Palm Weevil, Rhynchophorus cruentatus, and according to BugGuide:  “19-31 mm, the largest weevil in N. Amer.”

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Subject: Whats this bug
Location: Brasil / sao paulo
July 6, 2016 9:25 am
Found in brasil / sao paulo
Best regards!
Signature: Eduardo k

Flag Footed Bug

Flag Footed Bug

Dear Eduardo,
This amazing insect is a Flag Footed Bug,
Diactor bilineatus, and according to TrekNature:  “The longevity of the adult is of 30 days, of form that the complete cycle of the species they live approximately two months, depending on the climatic conditions. The nymphs of this species suck the seiva of the floral buttons and new fruits, and the adults also attack leves, branches and fruits of any age.”

Thankyou very much!
It is a plague for passion fruit crops!
My best regards!
Eduardo Korkes

Hello again Eduardo,
From what we have read, passion fruit is the known host for this Flag Footed Bug.

Subject: What is this bug?
Location: Northern New Mexico
July 5, 2016 10:41 pm
Bug found in northern New Mexico.
Signature: William

Female Dobsonfly

Female Dobsonfly

Dear William,
This is a female Dobsonfly, a common summer sighting in eastern North America.  Though BugGuide does not report any sightings from New Mexico, sightings from nearby Texas are quite common.

Subject: Small yellow and black bug with stripe down back
Location: San Diego, California
July 5, 2016 11:13 pm
We found a small bug with a shield like body with a triangle like head, 6 legs, antennas as long as the legs and a yellow stripe down its back. It was found near the shower in an upstairs bathroom. What could this be??
Signature: AE

African Painted Bug

African Painted Bug

Dear AE,
This is an African Painted Bug,
Bagrada hilaris, an invasive, exotic Stink Bug that we first reported on our collard greens back in 2009, a year after they were first reported in California.  They feed on plants in the cabbage family, including wild mustard.