Subject:  Winged Weta
Geographic location of the bug:  Ramarama , pukekohe
Date: 12/03/2017
Time: 07:07 PM EDT
We believe this is a winged Weta. Question is it harmful to native insects / Weta’s  ? To kill or not to kill ?
How you want your letter signed:  Regards, marion Van Dijk.

Raspy Cricket

Dear Marion,
We believe this is a Raspy Cricket in the family Gryllacrididae.  Though we could not locate any images from New Zealand, there are numerous examples from Australia, including on the Brisbane Insect site.  We are confused why you would even be inquiring about killing it from our site.  We promote tolerance, not eradication.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject:  Looks like Oleander Moth
Geographic location of the bug:  Clearwater Florida
Date: 12/02/2017
Time: 06:26 PM EDT
Hi Bugman! I saw this Beautiful Moth? that looks like a Oleander Moth but it has translucent wings. Would it be possible for you to identify this bug for me. I think the colors are beautiful. Thanks Again Very Much!!! Have a Great One! Brent Hansen
How you want your letter signed:  Brent Hansen Clearwater Florida

Scarlet Bodied Wasp Moth

Dear Brent,
The Scarlet Bodied Wasp Moth in your image and the Oleander Moth, commonly called the Polka Dot Wasp Moth, are in the same subtribe Euchromiina,
hence their similar appearance.

Subject:  Is this spider poisonous
Geographic location of the bug:  Milton ny
Date: 12/02/2017
Time: 08:25 PM EDT
Found in the basement.  Wondering if it is dangerous to people
How you want your letter signed:  Mary e

Fungus Infested Cellar Spider

Dear Mary,
When it was alive, this Cellar Spider was not a threat to humans.  Like most Spiders, Cellar Spiders are venomous, but the bite is not considered a threat to humans.  This Cellar Spider is dead and being consumed by Fungus.  Cellar Spiders with Fungus Infestations are relatively common in our archives.

Thank you!
Quite an unusual image
When I put the photo in google images
Google identified it as some kind of light.
( does look like lightning)
Wondering if the mold that killed the spider is dangerous to humans..

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject:  Moth
Geographic location of the bug:  Katy,  Texas
Date: 12/03/2017
Time: 12:00 PM EDT
Cool looking moth on my house
How you want your letter signed:  Chris

Mournful Sphinx

Dear Chris,
Your submission is not the first one we have received of Mournful Sphinx moths from Katy, Texas.

Subject:  Bug
Geographic location of the bug:  Tupelo MS
Date: 12/02/2017
Time: 03:19 PM EDT
Is this poisonous to dogs
How you want your letter signed:  Lisa

Big Legged Bug

Dear Lisa,
This is a Big Legged Bug in the genus
Acanthocephala, and to the best of our knowledge, they are neither venomous nor poisonous to dogs or other creatures, however we would not discount the possibility that if a Big Legged Bug came into contact with pesticides or herbicides used in the garden or home, or if the bug fed from a toxic plant like oleander, that those factors might have a negative effect on a pet that swallowed the bug.

Subject:  Curious bug
Geographic location of the bug:  Western washington
Date: 12/01/2017
Time: 09:19 PM EDT
I found this in my bathroom sink  after brushing my hair.  I’m hoping it wasn’t IN my hair. HELP!!!!!  What is it?
How you want your letter signed:  Rose M [Ed. Note:  surname withheld to avoid stigma]

Human Louse

Dear Rose,
This looks like a Human Louse, and you should probably check for more.