Subject:  beautiful bug
Geographic location of the bug:  Chisinau, Moldova  46.9989,   28.9126
Date: 03/17/2018
Time: 09:49 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hello! Today 17.03.2018 i find a bug. But i can’t identified him.  I hope you help me.  It a very beautiful bug,  i see that for a first time.
I send you a photo.
How you want your letter signed:  The Bug from Moldova

Mammoth Wasp

This beautiful insect is a female Mammoth Wasp

Mammoth Wasp

Subject:  What’s this garden bug?
Geographic location of the bug:  Israel
Date: 03/14/2018
Time: 08:50 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Found this walking around the garden. Can you help me identify it?
How you want your letter signed:  Ms

Egyptian Desert Roach

Dear Ms,
This sure looks to us like a female Egyptian Desert Roach,
Polyphaga aegyptiaca, a species that will NOT infest your home.

Subject:  What bug is this?
Geographic location of the bug:  Connecticut
Date: 03/14/2018
Time: 09:49 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  I have been finding these in my house for two days now, first one yesterday, now two already in less than 1/2 hour. They have been in the kitchen area. Please help. I did put one in a container but have no clue where to take it to find out what it is.
How you want your letter signed:  Sue

Whitespotted Sawyer

Dear Sue,
This looks to us like a Whitespotted Sawyer which is pictured on BugGuide.  The Whitespotted Sawyer is a species of Longicorn and according to BugGuide:  “Larvae excavates galleries in coniferous trees, often after they are damaged by a fire, storm, etc. Common hosts are: Balsam fir, spruces and white pine.”  The only explanation we have for them appearing in your home during the winter is that they are probably emerging from firewood.  Do you have a fireplace or wood burning stove?  Have you been storing firewood like pine and spruce indoors? 

Thank you so much for your response. I do have a wood-burning stove but I recently purchased a wood-carved bear that I have had in my house for 2-3 weeks and I believe that is where the problem stemmed from. I see holes in the wood and it has been splitting. Needless to say I put the bear outside and have not had any problems. Thank you again so much!
Susan

  

Subject:  Tortoise Beetle
Geographic location of the bug:  Costa Rica
Date: 03/14/2018
Time: 04:11 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hello! I had seen this little Tortoise nettle a couple of times and it looks like a Mottled one but the color is uniform on its back. Do you know  which specie it is
How you want your letter signed:  Esther

Tortoise Beetle

Dear Esther,
Many Tortoise Beetles in the tribe Cassidini are quite beautiful and your individual is no exception.  Your individual looks to us like
Microctenochira cf. vivida which is pictured on Project Noah.

Thank you so much for the identification! Tortoise Beetles are so beautiful, here in the city I had only see two variations though. Have a great weekend!
Esther Murillo

Subject:  Unknown flying insect
Geographic location of the bug:  Anthem, AZ
Date: 03/13/2018
Time: 11:25 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  I found a number of these while fishing a small urban pond. They seem to have a single pair of wings and three ‘tails’ for lack of a better term. I was fishing all day and these seemed to appear in greater number in the late afternoon to evening hours and seemed harmless enough.
How you want your letter signed:  Brian

White Mayfly

Dear Brian,
Though we recognized your insect as a Mayfly in the order Ephemeroptera, its appearance is quite different from other Mayflies in our archives.  We identified your individual as a White Mayfly, possibly
Ephoron album which is pictured on BugGuide, and though BugGuide does not report any sightings in Arizona, there are sightings from nearby Colorado and Utah.

Subject:  What’s that larvae
Geographic location of the bug:  Lowveld
Date: 03/14/2018
Time: 04:13 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Please help. Very unique but stumped me out.
Thanks a mill
How you want your letter signed:  Andrew

Probably Prominent Moth Caterpillar

Dear Andrew,
We have yet to find an image that we can use as an identification, but our suspicion is that this is the Caterpillar of a Prominent Moth in the family Notodontidae.  Perhaps one of our readers will have more luck than we have had.

Thanks so much for the efforts. I am trying to get a few more pictures to ease identification.
Thanks again
Regards

That would be great.  Do you know what plant it was feeding upon?