Subject:  Beetle
Geographic location of the bug:  Logan County, KY
Date: 07/10/2020
Time: 07:01 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Interesting beetle on a passionflower leaf around 9:30 am
How you want your letter signed:  Cindy Gupton

Banded Netwinged Beetle

Dear Cindy,
We are impressed that you identified this Banded Net-Winged Beetle as a Beetle because it is frequently mistaken for a moth.

 

 

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Subject:  Lacewing?? Not sure
Geographic location of the bug:  Puslinch, Ontario, canada
Date: 07/10/2020
Time: 11:50 PM EDT:  We don’t often see really large bugs in our area. And I’ve never seen this bug before around our property. It was just sitting on the side of our gazebo in the sun for hours and hours. I thought it might be a lacewing of sorts but it’s antennae don’t look right as this guy has the feathered type rather than the clubbed.
How you want your letter signed:  Karen Gray

Fishfly

Dear Karen,
This is a Fishfly in the genus
Chauliodes.  Its feathered antennae distinguish it from its larger relative, a Dobsonfly.

Subject:  Black fly, yellow stripe on head
Geographic location of the bug:  Westfield, MA, USA
Date: 07/11/2020
Time: 01:47 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  We have a hybrid hydrangea that blooms through July.  Some days there are many dozens of insects enjoying the blooms.  I cannot identify this one.
How you want your letter signed:  Steveb

Featherlegged Fly

Dear Steveb,
This is one of the parasitoid Tachinid Flies in the genus
Trichopoda which are known as the Featherlegged Flies, and it is probably Trichopoda lanipes which is pictured on BugGuide.  According to BugGuide, it preys on Leaf Footed Bugs in the family Coreidae.

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Subject:  Identify red flying insect
Geographic location of the bug:  North florida
Date: 07/11/2020
Time: 03:51 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Red flying insect with legs like a mosquito and a curved back end with what looks like pinchers and tiger like wings:  Rudy caramadre

Scorpionfly

Dear Rudy,
This unusual looking insect is commonly called a Scorpionfly, and despite its name and appearance, it is quite harmless.  Based on information posted to BugGuide, all North American Scorpionflies are in the family Panorpidae and genus
Panorpa.

Subject:  Weird flying bug wandering aimlessly, crawls fast
Geographic location of the bug:  Northwest Michigan
Date: 07/11/2020
Time: 05:13 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman :  Kinda a scary bug. Not sure if it’s a wood eater looking to destroy my house?  An earwig?  Does it bite or sting?  He kept circling me and landing near me and chasing me. Maybe he just had a missing antennae and couldn’t steer
How you want your letter signed:  C

Gold and Brown Rove Beetle

Dear C,
Few people would recognize this as a Beetle, because it does not resemble most beetles.  This is a Gold and Brown Rove Beetle,
Ontholestes cingulatus, which is pictured on BugGuide.  According to BugGuide:  “Eggs are laid near carrion or fungi; pupate in chambers in soil nearby”  It will not harm your home.

Subject:  Long flying bug
Geographic location of the bug:  SOutheastern PA
Date: 07/11/2020
Time: 06:48 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  What’s this scary looking critter? Not a super good flyer.
How you want your letter signed:  Jon Kern

Female Dobsonfly

Dear Jon,
We love this unusual camera angle you used to depict this female Dobsonfly.  Dobsonflies are one of our most common summer identification requests.  Male Dobsonflies are even more impressive looking.