whats this bug HELP
We have 5 of these bugs within 2 days.. what are they please ! thanks

The Western Conifer Seed Bug, Leptoglossus occidentalis, often seeks shelter indoors to hibernate during cold winter months.

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hi, i’m just wondering if you could identify this insect from since i was a kid i just called it a stink bug and im wondering if it is or not i have been trying all kinds of searches and i cant seem to find it your welcome to use the picture if you find an interest the seed pods it is photographed on are from a wattle tree or an acacia in south australia along a creek line
thank you

Hi Sandie,
First I must appologize for taking so long to reply. Somehow your letter got lost in the black hole that is our incoming mailbox. You have two bugs, and that is a correct term, in your photo. At the top, partially obscured is a Coreid, or Leaf Footed Bug, called Tip Wilters in Australia. I located a picture on this page that looks like your specimen, identified as a Crusader Bug, Mictis profana. This bug is dark brown in colour and with a diagonal white cross on its back like the Crusader’s shield. Its hind legs are thick and strong. At the bottom is an immature Shield Bug, Family Pentatomidae which we call Stink Bugs in the states. Sorry, we are not familiar with your species for an exact identification. We did locate this great Australian Stink Bug page.

what is this? plz help

We weren’t sure exactly what type of Pantry Beetle, so we asked Eric Eaton who responded: “Ah, well, these are Anobiidae beetles of some kind, most likely the drugstore beetle or the cigarette beetle. Was it smoking? Just kidding:-) In any event, it is a stored product pest in that family. Thanks for sharing.

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I hope you like identifying bugs!
What I’ve got is a fascinating flying dude. It’s totally black and about 1 inch in length with buggy eyes and a triangle head. New to me is that it actually looks at me (rather in my direction) when I move. I’m too used to houseflies that fly straight back into 8-week old spiderwebs after I (yes, I have an unexplainable fettish) untangle them from the web. Anyways, my concern is that it is dangerous in some way? At first I was convinced it had some diabolical reason for being in my house (mostly since it was so black and big!) but now I’m not so sure. However, appearances CAN be deceiving. I would love an I.D. for my lil’ buddy here, and perhaps some peace of mind.
Rachel B.

Hi Rachel,
You have a solitary wasp from the Sphecine Family. They are not aggressive.

Scary Bug
Could you please help me to identify this bug I have never seen one of these before. It was on our ceiling and was terrifying my young son (unfortunately the bug didn’t survive). It was about one inch long excluding legs and feelers. I would like to be able to tell my son what it is and whether or not it is harmless. We live in San Diego, California.
Thank you,
Caroline Gilbert

Hi Caroline,
The Eucalyptus Tree Borer, Phoracantha semipunctata, is harmless to you, but will do considerable damage to your eucalyptus trees. This insect was introduced to southern California from Australia where it has multiplied due to the absence of natural predators. Young bore into the wood of Eucalyptus trees and have destroyed many stands of this common tree.