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Subject:  Butterflies or Moths
Geographic location of the bug:  Taiwan
Date: 05/11/2018
Time: 03:53 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hi, I was wondering if you could help me identify this caterpillar.
How you want your letter signed:  Thanks! Libbi

Ichneumon Pupa

Hi again Libby,
We are greatly troubled as we are nearly certain we have identified a very similarly looking suspended pupa in the past, possibly from Australia, but we cannot recall what it is.  We are posting this as unidentified and we hope our readership will assist in the identification.

Update:  Ichneumon Pupa
Thanks to a comment from Cesar Crash, he directed us to this BugGuide posting of an Ichneumon pupa from the genus
Charops.

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Subject:  Unidentified fly
Geographic location of the bug:  North Carolina
Date: 04/18/2018
Time: 08:19 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  This was on my door in spring. Never seen one before.
How you want your letter signed:  Charlotte

Tachinid Fly

Dear Charlotte,
Our best guess upon first viewing your image is that this might be a Long Legged Fly in the family Dolichopodidae, but we could not conclusively find any matching images on BugGuide.  It also somewhat resembles this Root Maggot Fly in the family Anthomyiidae pictured on BugGuide.  We hope one of our readers will be able to assist with this identification.

Update:  April 21, 2018
Thanks so much to Cesar Crash of Insetologia who provided us a link to the Tachinid Fly
 Cholomyia inaequipes that is pictured on BugGuide.  According to BugGuide:  “Females seen on flowers, perhaps (?) taking nectar” and “Parasitoid of weevils (Conotrachelus). Males, at least, come to lights.”  We believe the submitted image is of a male and since it was found on a door handle, it might have been attracted by the porch light.

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Subject:  Stripey black and white Grasshopper?
Geographic location of the bug:  Bullsbrook area, Perth, Western Australia
Date: 04/07/2018
Time: 01:15 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hi! I found this cute looking little guy in my front yard and I cant seem to identify him.  Thank you for helping.
How you want your letter signed:  Taylah

Grasshopper

Dear Taylah,
We have not had any luck providing you with a species identification.  We could not locate any similar looking Grasshoppers on the Esperance Fauna page nor on the Brisbane Insect site.  The bulbous eyes on your individual are quite distinctive. 

Grasshopper

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Subject:  Unknown Grasshopper
Geographic location of the bug:  Mountain  Home, TX  (Hill Country)
Date: 03/22/2018
Time: 01:02 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hey Bugman,
While on vacation to Mountain Home Texas I took several photos of insects.
I’ve tried to identify this grasshopper.
When it flew out in front of me it had beautiful yellow wings. Only the tibia parts of the legs are blue-green.
How you want your letter signed:  Melissa

Aztec Grasshopper

Dear Melissa,
We are posting your images of a Band Winged Grasshopper in the subfamily Oedipodinae, but we have not yet had a chance to browse through the species pictured on BugGuide to determine its identity.

Band Winged Grasshopper

Thanks,
I got some overcast shots of it too.
The color is much colder in this, but some details pop out more.
It’s like parts many other banded grasshoppers came together. Too mottled to be an autumn yellow wing. Too dark for many other yellow wings I’ve seen.
Any help is appreciated
Melissa

Band Winged Grasshopper

Thanks for the additional image Melissa.  We will continue to research this matter.

Update:  nevermind found it, thanks for posting my pics on your website.
I found out my grasshopper is an lactista azteca. Aztec Grasshopper.
banded yellow wing / blue green tibia that is smallish with a very dark  single crossbar across back and hind-femur.
Its’s the only species just like this in the hill-country / desert / mexico area.
This is an awesome name for an insect.
thanks so much again -Melissa

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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?

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Subject:  strange bug
Geographic location of the bug:  Johannesburg  South Africa
Date: 03/05/2018
Time: 05:56 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  What on earth is this?
How you want your letter signed:  Adrian

Free Living Hemipteran

Dear Adrian,
This is a wonderful image.  We believe this is a Free Living Hemipteran, a group that includes Planthoppers and Treehoppers, but we are uncertain of the family to which it belongs.  Perhaps one of our readers will be able to determine a species for us.

Thanks for that.  I thought it must be a plant hopper of sorts.  I’ve got lots of the common green and brown ones in my garden but I have never come across this guy before.  Very different.
If you want or need macro shots of insects for reference, I have more than 200 different insects in my garden!  I walk around the garden almost every day and each time I find at least one new species I haven’t seen before. Most interesting.

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