Another glowing bug (not a firefly larvae to my knowledge)
To whom it may concern, I am enclosing two pictures of the same larvae; one with lights on and one with lights off. I am clueless and every search I come up with leads me to fireflies. If the pictures do not come through for you I will post them in cyberspace and send yo the links. Sorry, I cropped a photo down.
Bob Dodd
It turns into a beetle and the male has huge antennae.

Good Going Bob. We are happy to post your image of a California Glowworm.

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had a good look at your site…
…and searched under things mentioning scorpions but could find nothing like the bug shown in the attached pictures. This tiny little fellow had fallen into the pool and climbed up onto the skimmer paddle to dry. The tail is raised like a scorpion but that’s the only similarity. The tail also sat flat but it seemed to prefer having it raised like this most of the time. I scooped it out and let it wander away on the lawn.
Best wishes,

You are a kind man Ian.
You will be rewarded by having this species of Rove Beetle, originally a European immigrant, eat the snails and slugs in your yard. This beetle is commonly known as a Devil’s Coach Horse, Staphylinus olens, and though it appears threatening, it is harmless.

German Bugs?
Hello, we found these little critters in some holes we dug for a fence. Every night we check the holes for varmints, we find about 6 or 7 of these little guys. So, what are they? I have never seen anything like them. We live in Germany , on the Luxembourg border. Thanks.
Die Deutsche Mannschaft ( The German Crew )

Hi Charles,
How nice of you to include an American quarter so we would have a better idea of scale. These are Devil’s Coach Horses, a type of Rove Beetle originally from Europe. They have become quite naturalized in Southern California and other areas of the U.S. We love them in our garden since they eat slugs and snails.

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What Bug
Hi there,
I took this picture tonight in southern Ontario. I’m not sure what kind on moth this is. could you please identify this for me.
Thank you
Sonja Fagnan

Hi Sonja,
We really must keep a photo of the Hummingbird Clearwing Moth on our homepage all summer. We are putting yours, which is very nice, at the top right now.

Red furry bug
I found you on the Internet and it sounded like you would welcome Entomology questions. I have lived in the Phoenix Arizona area for over 50 years and frequently walk in the deserts of our great valley. I recently moved and now back up to the desert so I have the opportunity to walk the hills even more. Yesterday I was taking a hike up our mountain by the house and found a red furry looking insect, but don’t know what it is. I know growing up I used to see a different type of furry bug in a variety of colors; we called them "cow killers" but am sure that is not their real name. I have attached a few pictures of the bugs I just saw and would ask your assistance in identifying them. They actually look like ticks, but never saw a tick like that.
Thanks so much for your response

Hi Chris,
Cow Killer is a common local name for a Velvet Ant, a female flightless wasp. You have Velvet Mites, or Angelitos. These desert dwellers usually appear after rain and are predatory on grasshoppers.

What Butterfly?
I think Red Spotted Purple, but the spots are orange. Thanks for any help,
Don Nelson
New Site, Alabama

Hi Don,
You are absolutely correct. I guess with common names, the difference between red and orange is relative. Thanks for adding your image of the underside of this gorgeous butterfly to our archive.