Subject: pink spider
Location: cabo san lucas mex.
November 14, 2015 10:39 am
i took a picture of this spider next to a pool in cabo san lucas,i want to know the name
Signature: carlos

Orbweaver

Orbweaver

Dear Carlos,
This is an Orbweaver in the family Araneidae, and while we cannot provide you with a species, we are able to inform you that according to BugGuide:  “Orb weavers are very docile, non-aggressive spiders that will flee at the first sign of a threat (typically they will run or drop off the web). They are not dangerous to people & pets, and are actually quite beneficial because they will catch and eat a lot of pest-type insects.”

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Subject: scary bugs
Location: central calif
November 13, 2015 6:16 am
Please help I’d these bugs? They came from my nose.
Signature: herb

"Scary Bugs"

“Scary Bugs”

Dear Herb,
While we empathize with your situation, we are not able to assist with your problem, and we would suggest you seek assistance from an expert.

"Scary Bugs"

“Scary Bugs”

"Scary Bugs"

“Scary Bugs”

Subject: White pupae?
Location: Portsmouth, VA
November 13, 2015 9:20 am
Good morning from Tidewater area, Virginia.
I found these white pupaeish looking things on an ornamental bamboo plant outside the hospital parking garage. At first I thought they were bird poop but the clusters looked less planned.
Are they moths-in-training perhaps?
Signature: Dia from Chesapeake

Cottony Cushion Scale

Cottony Cushion Scale

Dear Dia,
These are Cottony Cushion Scale insects,
Icerya purchasi, and you can compare your image to this image on BugGuide.  According to BugGuide:  “The white fluted part of the insect is an egg sac that can contain up to 1000 eggs. The insect is hermaphroditic, producing sperm that can fertilize its own ova, but in an alternate reproductive strategy it can also make winged males that can fertilize the female part of other individuals.  When it first appeared in the w. US it was a major pest of Citrus crops. In CA, around 1889, it was an early success story for biological control by beneficial ladybird beetles (Rodolia cardinalis). (Full story) The control was so successful that in 1893 a Florida nurseryman asked for some of the beneficials to be sent to FL, to test as a control for other scale insects. The scale was included in the shipment as food for the beetles, and thus accidentally introduced to FL citrus.”

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Subject: centipede
Location: Sabah Borneo
November 13, 2015 9:55 am
We saw this centipede in the Gomantong caves in Sabah, Borneo.
They are fast, they don’t like light! I have only one picture, sorry
thanks for help
Signature: fred from belgium

Cave Centipede

Cave Centipede

Hi Again Fred,
Many years ago we posted a similar looking Cave Centipede from Borneo, and there are also similar Centipedes from Vietnam in our archives.  Though they are not in homes, we do classify them with the House Centipedes.

Subject: Wuut is this?
Location: Johannesbur, South Africa
November 13, 2015 3:16 pm
I was alarmed when this little buddy fell out of the dish cloth from my hand.
I’ve never seen these before. What are they called? Its approx 5 cm long. Wriggled more than moving foward.
Signature: Therry

Soil Centipede

Soil Centipede

Dear Therry,
We believe this Centipede may be a Soil Centipede in the order Geophilomorpha, though there is nothing quite this colorful posted to iSpot.

Subject: Insect Borneo
Location: borneo
November 13, 2015 1:04 am
In Danum, Sabah, Borneo, we saw this insect flying and resting.
Can you help us to put a name on it?
thank you
Signature: fred from belgium

Carpenter Bee

Carpenter Bee

Dear Fred,
We have a few images in our archive of this Carpenter Bee from Borneo.

Great! thanks a lot!
Beautyfull information!
fred